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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part IB

This course enables students to read modern Chinese writings, both literary and non-literary. Information about authors, the background and the linguistic and stylistic features of the texts is provided as appropriate. The purpose is to give students experience of intensive and extensive reading. Students read unabridged texts from beginning to end, thus increasing their vocabulary, familiarity with modern written Chinese and advancing their understanding of aspects of Chinese historical and cultural experience in 20th century and contemporary China.