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.


No recitation

Class Size

Up to 10

Number of Credits


Course prerequisites

Completion of Chinese 1040 or equivalent.