Premodern Chinese IV
This semester the seminar focuses on self-expression and autobiographical writing in classical Chinese texts. We will read notebook literature and letters dating from the eighth through the fourteenth centuries. In addition to traditional philological tools, students will also learn to work with (freely available) digital tools for the analysis of classical Chinese texts, including digital markup, quantitative analysis, network and map visualizations.
- the further development of language and research skills in classical Chinese
- the use and evaluation of digital tools for classical Chinese
Look at the timetable
Mode of instruction
- Class participation and assignments (40%)
- Final essay, including a translation of a text selected by the student (60%)
Texts will be distributed in class and electronically.
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