Introduction to Classical Chinese Language and Literature I (CHIN 216.3)

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This course provides an introduction to Classical or Literary Chinese, the language of virtually all Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature before the 20th century, and much of formal writing today in East Asia. In this course we will study the basic structure, grammar, and vocabulary of literary Chinese, and we will read representative selections of Chinese philosophy, history, literature, religion, and poetry.

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CHIN 204.3 or CHIN 217.3 or equivalent


Students who are fluent in Chinese may not take this course for credit. Students with credit for CHIN 130 may not take CHIN 216 for credit.

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