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University of Pittsburgh

Chinese Courses

1041 Literary Chinese 2 Classical



This course is offered regularly in the spring.


A continuation of Chinese 1040, with emphasis on the vocabulary and syntactical patterns of literary Chinese. Attention will be given to similarities and differences between literary style and modern vernacular style. A textbook on classical Chinese with its selection of early to pre-modern materials will be used. This course is primarily designed for students interested in acquiring a reading knowledge of the original source materials in history, literature and other relevant disciplines.


Completion of Chinese 1040 or equivalent


No recitations.

Class Size:

Up to 10