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John C. Hamm
CHIN 560
Seattle Campus

Proseminar in Chinese

Methods and materials in the study of Chinese texts. Problems in textual analysis and Chinese literary history. Prerequisite: CHIN 553 and one of CHIN 554, CHIN 555, and CHIN 556.

Class description

The Winter 2006 Chinese 560 is the first course in a two-term sequence, continued by Chinese 580 in Spring 2006. Students are expected to take both courses in the sequence. The first term will be devoted to readings from the San guo zhi and primary texts from the Three Kingdoms period (221-280 A.D.). This term of the course can be approved as a substitute for Chinese 552 (Second-year Classical). The second term will be devoted to treatments of Three Kingdoms material in the drama, prosimetric literature, and fiction of the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Prerequisites for the Winter term are Chinese 453 and at least one course from the Chinese 461-62-63 sequence. The Winter term is required for participation in the Spring.

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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 John C. Hamm
Date: 01/04/2006