Topical Readings in Classical Chinese

Course description Topical Readings in Classical Chinese
Year: 2010-2011
Catalog number: 5684KTTCCY
  • B.J. ter Haar
Language: English
Blackboard: Unknown
EC: 10.0
Level: 500
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

Premodern Chinese IV


We will read and discuss traditional Chinese texts on a topic to be decided by the participants and the teacher together. Students will finish this class by writing a paper on one substantial source, including partial translations when and where needed, and a detailed discussion of the text.

Course objectives

Learning to use premodern Chinese as a source language.


Look at the timetable at the website of TCC.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Essay and active participation in class.



Reading list

Will be decided in class.


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Contact information

Barend J. ter Haar