Classical Chinese

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This course will gradually introduce you to Classical Chinese, also known as Literary Chinese, and eventually help you master this extremely poetic and contradictorily simple and complex language.


Before beginning, research the the Chinese language itself, and the history and development of the Chinese writing system for better understanding the basics of Classical Chinese.

Reading Assignments

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Lesson 1: Basics

1) Vocabulary 1

2) Structure 1

3) Particles 1

4) Exercise 1: Vocabulary

5 Exercise 1: Structure