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Klassiek Chinees 3a


Admission requirements

BA2-course Klassiek Chinees 2 (before: Premodern Chinees II)


This course is designed for students who have completed Klassiek Chinees I and II. In this class, we will read a wide variety of texts (history, literature, epitaphs, and notebooks). Students are expected to develop skills in independent reading for their own research.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Have more exposure to classical Chinese vocabulary;
2. Refine their grammatical knowledge;
3. Gain training in using dictionaries, databases, and other library tools;
4. Further develop their translation skills.


See Timetable BA3 Chinastudies

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load

Weekly seminars: 14 × 2 hours (28 hours)
Class preparation (complete assignments and readings): 14 × 5 hours (70 hours total)
Assignments, exams and preparation: 42 hours
Total: 140 hours

Assessment method

Written exams (quiz and exams): 100%


Blackboard ( is usded in the course.
Students must self-enrol on Blackboard, which is used for posting syllabus, class communications, and essay submission.

Reading list

See Blackboard.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in [English]) and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Dr. Fan Lin