Undergraduate Course: Chinese Literature 4A (pre-modern) (ASST10106)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students will read and translate poetry and prose written by some of China's leading literary figures.
Students will be given guidance in the use of original language primary sources and secondary literature.
Students will work in groups to present discussion of individual writers. or works.
All students will be given a formative feedback exercise that will be helpful for the assessment for this course and students' general ongoing academic development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 years of Chinese language training, including a knowledge of Classical Chinese, for entry to this course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay, 2500-3000 words (60%)
Annotated translation (40%).
||Formative feedback exercise. Students will have the opportunity to submit translations and practice commentaries of key texts.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the philosophical underpinning of the major genres of literature produced in pre-modern China.
- Acquire a familiarisation with core literary texts within these genres.
- Develop reading skills in classical and early vernacular Chinese language at an advanced level.
- Acquire an understanding of critical analytical thinking
- Develop skills in the written and oral presentation of ideas.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 years of Chinese language training, including a knowledge of Classical Chinese, for entry to this course.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||University of Edinburgh students: Satisfactory completion of Chinese 3 Year Abroad including Chinese Literature 3 and Special Subject assignments
|Keywords||AS Chin Lit 4A
|Course organiser||Dr Julian Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 4226
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167