Admission to the MA Asian Studies (research) or another relevant Research MA. Students from other programmes are kindly referred to the course description of the regular MA course. Sufficient familiarity with classical Chinese (i.e. having successfully finished the BA3- course “Classical Chinees III” or a comparable course). If you are in doubt about the level of your familiarity with Classical Chinese, contact the convenor of the course, Dr. Fan Lin prior to registration.
This course consists of intensive reading of texts in classical Chinese language for MA students who have successfully completed their studies of Classical Chinese at BA level. Topics will be discussed with students at the first class meeting.
In this course, students will:
Get to understand vocabulary in Chinese art historical texts
Expand their grammatical knowledge and refine reading skills
Refine their translation skills
Exercise the use of dictionaries and other relevant sources
Learn where to look for useful primary sources
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Attendance is compulsory for all sessions. Students must prepare well and contribute to in-class discussion. If a student cannot attend because of illness or misadventure, they should promptly inform the convener. Extra assignments may be set to make up for missed class time, at the convener’s discretion. Absence without notification may result in lower grades or exclusion from assessment components and a failing grade for the course.
Students should familiarize themselves with the notion of academic integrity and the ways in which this plays out in their own work. A good place to start is this page. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Students may not substantially reuse texts they have previously submitted in this or other courses. Minor overlap with previous work is allowed as long as it is duly noted in citation.
Students must submit their assignment(s) to Brightspace through turnitin, so they can be checked for plagiarism. Submission via email is not accepted.
Assessment and weighing
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In order to pass the course, students need to complete all requirements (participation, assignments, final essay) and receive a pass mark (“voldoende”, i.e. “5.50” or higher) for the course as a whole.
The research paper is written in two stages: a first version, on which the convener will offer feedback, and a final version. Feedback on the first version is conditional on this being handed in before the deadline. The grade will be determined on the basis of the final version only. (The paper deadline mentioned in uSis is for administrative purposes only. The actual date will be communicated by the convener.)
All categories of assessment must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.
Only if the total weighted average is 5.49 or lower and this is the result of the final paper graded 5.49 or lower, a re-sit of the paper is possible (60%). In that case the convener of the course may decide to assign a (new) topic. The deadline for this version will be determined by the course convener, after consultation with the student.
A re-sit for other course components is not possible.
Inspection and feedback
If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
For the Research MA students additional reading will be determined by the convener at a later stage taking into account the students’ fields of interest. Extra sessions will be organized to discuss this extra literature.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.
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For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Vrieshof