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Modern Chinese reading/writing


Admission requirements

The course is taught in Mandarin. Students must have a prior level of Mandarin at least equivalent to HSK 5. They must also meet all entry requirements for the MA in Chinese Studies.


Class activities include intensive reading, extensive reading and writing.
Students are required to read two texts (10-15 pages in total) before each session and discuss those materials during the class.
Students are also required to write three short essays in the whole semester. Writing styles and format will be discussed.
Besides, students are also expected to be thoroughly prepared and to contribute actively.

Course objectives

  • Help MA students currently at a high-intermediate level to develop their skills by reading large amounts of varied, authentic materials, and writing short essays with reference to the said materials.


First semester, two hours per week.
Check the timetable on the departmental website.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

  • Class reading comprehension assignments 30%

  • Essays 35%

  • Final exam 35%


Yes. For enrollment,visit the website Blackboard . Then click on: courses > Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen > China, Talen en Culturen van > 2011-2012> Registreer/enroll.

Reading list

Authentic language materials will be distributed during the term.


Register through uSis.

Contact information

Mrs. Wang Ying-Ting MA