BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Classical and Literary Chinese

CHIN 442


$ 564.00

Instructor: Li-Hui Kuo
Credits: 3.00

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CHIN 441 (Classical and Literary Chinese) or equivalent.


Introduction to syntax and stylistic patterns.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: “Embodying the Dao,” “The Use of What Has No Substantive Existence,” and “The Way of Heaven” from Daodejing
Lesson 2: “The Teaching of the Great Learning” from The Great Learning
Lesson 3: “The Great Harmony” from The Book of Rites
Lesson 4: “Liang Hui Wang I” and “Li Lou II” from Mencius
Lesson 5: “Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease—In the Northern Ocean There Is a Fish” from Zhuangzi
Lesson 6: “Strategy for Offense” from The Art of War
Lesson 7: “Condemnation of Offensive War” from Mozi
Lesson 8: “An Encouragement to Study” from Xunzi
Lesson 9: “A Memorial to the Emperor before the Military Expedition” from Wenxuan
Lesson 10: “A Preface to the Get-together at the Orchid Pavilion”
Lesson 11: “Story of Peach Blossom Spring” from Tao Yuan Ming and “Feasting in the Peach-Plum Garden in Spring Night” from LiBai
Lesson 12: “Discourse on Teachers” from Han Yu
Lesson 13: “Inscription on My Humble Cottage” from Liu Yuxi

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!