BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Classical and Literary Chinese

CHIN 441


$ 564.00

Instructor: Li-Hui Kuo
Credits: 3.00

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CHIN 301 (Third-Year Mandarin) or equivalent.


Introduction to syntax and stylistic patterns.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: “Grind an Iron Pestle into a Needle” and “Jingwei Fills Up the Sea”
Lesson 2: “Marking a Boat in Order to Find a Lost Sword” and “Using One’s Own Spear to Strike One’s Own Shield”
Lesson 3: “Helping the Shoots Grow by Pulling Them Upward” and “Stand by a Stump Waiting for More Suicidal Hares”
Lesson 4: “Bole, the Horse Judger” and “Adding Legs to the Drawing of a Snake”
Lesson 5: “Su Quin Goes to Chu” and “The Old Man at the Frontier Loses His Horse”
Lesson 6: “Three in the Morning and Four in the Evening”
Lesson 7: “The Fight Between the Snipe and the Clam”
Lesson 8: “The Carp in the Dry Rut”
Lesson 9: “The Fox Borrows the Tiger’s Might”
Lesson 10: “South-Pointing Shaft and North-Going Tracks”
Lesson 11: “Judge Others by Oneself”
Lesson 12: “Duke Huan Feasting His Ministers”

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Lesson quizzes will not become available until all the homework has been completed for a unit.

   No Materials required for this course!