CAH3132 - Chinese Philology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
CTL3131 Classical Chinese, CAH3131 Classical Chinese
Equivalent Course(s)
CTL3132 Chinese Philology
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19
Semester A 2019/20 (Tentative)

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

This course aims to
  1. help students acquire a comprehensive and basic knowledge of traditional Chinese philology, i.e. graphology (wenzi xue文字學), historical phonology (shengyun xue聲韻學) and text-based semantics (xunguxue訓詁學), using a learning discovery approach;
  2. demonstrate the importance of the study of traditional Chinese philology for an accurate interpretation of material written in historical forms of Chinese;
  3. provide an overview of the historical development of Chinese linguistic thought and philological method in graphology, historical phonology, and text-based semantics.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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