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EALC 4151 Readings in Chinese Literature and Philosophy (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

By way of readings in Chinese literary and philosophical canons, this course introduces students to the basic diction and grammar of classical Chinese. Classical Chinese is the Latin of East Asian written traditions, the gateway to the cultural and historical legacy of East Asia, and the foundation of modern literary Chinese. We will read and translate selected passages from Chinese classics, including the Analects of Confucius, Mencius, the Daodejing, and Zhuangzi. Class discussion will center on major philosophical concepts and their historical contexts.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Sing-chen Lydia Chiang

Prerequisites: EALC2122 (SL062) Intermediate Chinese II or instructor's consent

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Comments: Classes conducted in both modern Mandarin and English. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.


Last Updated: 04-May-15