Course code Valo2178
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses Valo2178: Classical Chinese (Wenyan) II
Course annotation This is the second part of the course for two semesters. During the course students will be further introduced to Chinese classical literary language, most important philosophers and their works. The aim of the course is to teach students to read, analyze and translate writings with historical, literary, religious, philosophical, socio-political contents from Han, Tang and other Dynasties A.D. An short insight into usage of the modern literary language today will also be given.
Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results The course will continue to develop comprehension skills of texts, as well as continue to deepen the knowledge about Chinese traditional society and culture. Grammar rules of wenyan are taught along with examples and usage in texts. After finishing this course students, with a help of a dictionary, will be able to read and orientate themselves in texts of Confucius, Zhuangzi, Laozi, Han Feizi and other writers. After learning grammar of wenyan and full form characters, students will be able to understand better the literary language used nowadays. This will also enable them to read publications from Hongkong and Taiwan.
Course plan 1. Continuation of the work with the textbook "Introduction into Literary Chinese" by M.Fuller, analyses of texts: Lesson 15. (L2, S2)
2. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 16. (L2, S2)
3. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 17. (L2, S2)
4. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 18. (L2, S2)
5. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 19. L2, S2)
6. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 20. (L2, S2)
7. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 21. (L2, S2)
8. Analyses of texts from the textbook by M.Fuller: Lesson 22. (L2, S2)

Requirements for obtaining credit points Regular attendance (75%)
active work during the lesson, writing dictations, performing homework - 50% of the final mark
written final exam in the end of semester - 50% of the final mark

Study programmes Asian Studies