ERIC Number: ED024024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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A First Course in Literary Chinese.
Shadick, Harold; Chien, Ch'iao
This three-volume course is intended to provide a foundation in the grammar of classical Chinese on which the student who plans to specialize in classical studies can build, and to give the student of modern Chinese sufficient knowledge of literary Chinese for his purposes. It is assumed that the student can already pronounce Chinese words, use a system of romanization, read and write a few hundred Chinese characters, and understand simple passages of modern Chinese. Volume I comprises a section of texts with accompanying exercises, a key to romanization, and an index to characters. Texts 1-22, which constitute the core of the course, provide materials for about 40 class sessions, and leave time in the normal academic year, the author suggests, to take up a selection from texts 23-34, and the additional texts A-n. Volume II includes terms and symbols used in Volumes II and III, and vocabularies. Volume III includes a section of commentaries, an outline of grammar (in 12 chapters), and an index to function words. The material in these volumes has been developed over the past twenty years for use in the course "Introduction to Classical Chinese" at Cornell University. (AMM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Glossaries, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Translation
Cornell Univ. Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, New York 14850.
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.