Faculty of Arts


Advanced Modern Chinese 1


This course builds on the knowledge you have gained over the previous years of studying Chinese and aims to help you to develop independent and confident skills as a learner and user of Chinese in a Chinese speaking environment. This course covers Chapters 10-14 of the textbook, where you will read about various aspects of Chinese society, culture, politics, literature and history. This course will strengthen your knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary and develop your skills in both written and spoken Chinese. You will also develop a deeper knowledge about Chinese language and China.

Language Ability Declaration

Students who study Chinese for the first time at the University of Auckland must complete the Language Ability Declaration and may be called for an interview and a placement test. Failure to complete the Language Ability Declaration will result in deletion of the enrolment.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1


Coordinator(s)  Margaret Lee


Lee, Margaret & Robert Sanders. Transitional Chinese: From the Wading Pool to the Swimming Pool.

Recommended Reading

Recommended dictionaries:

  • DeFrancis, John & Zhang Yanyin. 2010. ABC Chinese-English/English-Chinese Dictionary. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press (2010).
  • Manser Martin H, ed. Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary. Oxford University Press (1999).


Coursework + exam


CHINESE 300: 15.0 points




May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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