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Advanced Modern Chinese: Reading


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.


This course consists of three parts: before-class tasks, class reading activities and after class tasks. First, before-class tasks include making a summary and collaborative preparation for vocabulary/grammar. Second, students are expected to show their preparation for reading materials during class reading activities. Also, reading speed training will be involved. Last, after-class tasks include active participation on the Blackboard discussion board and exercises. All the assignments are submitted via Blackboard and Google Docs.
Students are also expected to prepare adequately and to contribute actively.

Course objectives

  • Help MA students currently at a high-intermediate level to develop Chinese reading skills and be able to digest different reading materials i.e., academic journal, news, short essays, novels and etc.

  • Familiarize students with common genres and styles of texts.


Second semester, two hours per week.
Check the timetable on the departmental website for time and location.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

  • before-class tasks (30%)

  • Class activities (20%)

  • After class tasks (20%)

  • Final exam (30%)


Yes. For enrollment,visit the website Blackboard . Then click on: courses > Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen > China, Talen en Culturen van > 2012-2013> Registreer/enroll.

Reading list

Teaching materials will be distributed during the term.


Register through uSis.

Contact information

Lecturer: Mrs Y. Wang