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Advanced Readings in Classical Chinese


Admission requirements

BA3- course “Classical Chinese III” or comparable course.


This course consists of intensive reading of texts in the Classical Chinese literary language of China, for MA students who have successfully completed their studies of Classical Chinese at BA level.

Course objectives

  • expanding vocabulary and grammatical knowledge

  • refining reading skills

  • refining translation skills

  • using dictionaries and other relevant sources


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Mode of instruction


Course Load

College: 2 contact hours per week=12×2: 24 hours
6 hours preparing for ca. 12 classes: 72 hours
Preparing assignments: 56 hours
Preparing for presentations: 48 hours
Final essay: 80 hours

Total course load: 280 hours (10EC)

Assessment method

Class participation and assignments: 40% of the final grade
Final essay, including a translation of a text selected by the student: 60% of the final grade

Students must complete all requirements (participation, assignments, final essay) to pass the course.

There is no resit opportunity for participation and assignments. The resit for the final essay is only available to students whose final grade is insufficient. The resit will then make up 100% of the grade.


Yes: distribution of texts to be read and various announcements Blackboard

see for more info Blackboard

Reading list

to be announced through Blackboard.


Registration through uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


For further information about this course, please contact Wu Yinghui