Introduction to Classical Chinese Language and Literature II (CHIN 218.3)

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This course is the second half of 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 216.3 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 218 for credit.

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