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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 reading comprehension and preparation for vocabulary/grammar and will be submitted via Google Docs. 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 written assignments and active participation on the Blackboard discussion board. All the assignments are submitted via Blackboard. Students are also expected to prepare adequately and 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.


Check the timetable on the departmental website.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Before-class tasks 25%
Class activities 25% (3 times of absence without prior notice will count as 0.)
After class tasks 20%
Final exam 30%


Yes. Blackboard .

Reading list

Teaching materials will be distributed during the term.


Registration through uSis is compulsory. No registration, means no admission to attend this course.

Contact information

Lecturer: Mrs Y. Wang