SPECIAL NOTE: Enrolment in this unit requirespermission from the program coordinator of Chinese. The unit has the requisite of either 25% units at 200 level for background speakers of Chinese, or 25% HMC units at 300 level for non-background speakers of Chinese.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit has twofold focuses: language and philosophy. The language part focuses on reading, interpreting and understanding sample writings of original classical Chinese texts, from Shi Jing [Book of Odes] to Tang/Song poetry. The philosophy part highlights three streams of Chinese classical thoughts: Confucianism, Daoism and Legalism, with a brief discussion on Buddhism.
Students will be introduced to a range of texts from classical Chinese literature. They will also be introduced to modern and contemporary uses of classical Chinese terms, idioms and literary forms. There will be a focus on understanding and translating classical Chinese texts into modern Chinese and English.
Finishing this unit will enable the students to move on to HMC315 in the second semester.
ASSESSMENT: Group presentation (10%, Chinese/English); mid-term exam (10%, Chinese/English); research essay (3,000 words in Chinese or 1,500 words in English, 40%); 2-hr exam (40%, Chinese/English)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - H,L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.