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The Chinese Classics - CHN330

This unit focuses on reading and interpreting classic Chinese texts, in particular the philosophical works which originated from some major schools of thought in ancient China. A selection of Chinese canonical texts, especially the Confucian Four Books and Five Classics, are read and discussed. Traditionally these texts were the subject of mandatory study by Confucian scholars who wished to become government officials, and no doubt have been sources of the Chinese cultural and political foundation for more than 2000 years. Other philosophical texts, such as the Daode Jing and the Zhuangzi are also introduced. Classes are in English and Chinese.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Shirley Chan

Permission by Special Approval Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of International Studies

Faculty of Arts

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