When writing an academic paper in Chinese on literature and history, students, as participants in academic debates, often ask questions, search for answers, organize ideas and supporting paragraphs, analyse the texts, and come to their own unique conclusions. In this regard, this course aims to develop and polish students’ academic writing skills for Chinese literature and history. It trains students to construct strong arguments on specific topics, organise evidences and ideas, and provide ample support for their standpoints. By practising constantly, students are expected to master the skills in various academic writings, including summaries, abstracts, short communications, research highlights, book reviews, proposals, presentation reports, review articles and academic papers. The different styles of annotated bibliography and citation will also be addressed.