CAH5707 - Topics in Classical Chinese Philology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Course Aims
This course aims to
(a) introduce key concepts in etymology (wenzi xue), phonology (yinyun xue) and text-based semantics (xungu xue) in Classical Chinese;
(b) analyze specific topics in Chinese etymology, historical phonology and text-based semantics;
(c) examine how to solve various linguistic problems in Classical Chinese texts by combining knowledge in etymology, historical phonology, and text-based semantics in a creative way.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Tutorial presentations + reports: 35%
Final test (closed book): 45%
Participation and discussions in classes: 20%
Detailed Course Information


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