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 A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
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)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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