Faculty of Arts


Advanced Modern Chinese 2

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for CHINESE 301.


This course builds on the knowledge you have gained over the previous years of studying Chinese and aims to help you develop independent and confident skills as a learner and user of Chinese in a Chinese speaking environment. You will read texts covering various aspects of Chinese society, culture and literature and through these texts will strengthen your knowledge of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, develop your skills in both written and spoken Chinese, and will help you gain some understanding of aspects of style in Chinese.

The course is divided into 5 units. You are expected to prepare for the lessons ahead of time and to participate actively in the classroom activities. If you work consistently throughout the semester, at the end of this course you will have gained a wider, more sophisticated vocabulary as used in modern China; be able to read more advanced texts on general topics about life and culture in modern China; have improved your ability to write in accurate Chinese on some topics on modern China; have improved your ability to talk to others about life in modern China; have developed a deeper knowledge about the Chinese language and China generally.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Danping Wang

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 301: 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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