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William Boltz
CHIN 451
Seattle Campus

First-Year Classical Chinese

Exercises and selected readings in pre-Han texts. Focus on grammar, systematic sentence analysis, and distinctive functions of grammatical particles. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either CHIN 203 or CHIN 213. Offered: A.

Class description

Basic grammar of standard Classical Chinese, nature of the Classical Chinese language (grammar, lexicon, phonology, orthography), scope of pre-imperial classical literature.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

student preparation of texts before coming to class; translation and discussion in class, focusing on grammar and vocabulary.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

translation from Classical Chinese into English, weekly sets of sentences.

quizzes - 30%, one midterm - 25%, one final - 25%, class preparation and diligence (incl homework) - 20%.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by William Boltz
Date: 04/15/2006