CAH5708 - Great Works of Chinese Literature, History and Philosophy

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Department of Chinese and History
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Course Duration
One semester
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Not offering in current academic year

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Course Aims

This course aims to provide students with in-depth study of selected great works in Chinese literature, history and philosophy. Students will learn to explore the origins and developments of the selected book(s).  They will also learn how to discover and analyse the features and significances of the selected book(s).  Texts from one to three great works shown below are taught in this course: (a) Book of Odes 詩經; (b) Commentary of Zuo 左傳; (c) Classic of Rites 禮記; (d) Classic of Changes 易經; (e) Analects 論語; (f) Mencius 孟子; (g) Xunzi 荀子; (h) Laozi 老子; (i) Zhuangzi 莊子; (h) Record of the Great Historian 史記; (i) Book of Han 漢書 and (j) others.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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