• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Chinese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Through a series of case studies, this course will explore the process of recreating in English some of the masterpieces of Chinese poetry and prose, drama and fiction. The work of the following major translators will be studied: the early Jesuits, Robert Morrison, James Legge, Arthur Waley, Ezra Pound, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, Lin Yutang, David Hawkes. 

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial attendance 10%; tutorial presentation 10%; End-of-term test 35%; essay 45% 

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Workload

Thirty hours per semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed CHIN3021

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

John Minford and Joseph S.M. Lau, eds., Chinese Classical Literature: An Anthology of Translations: Vol 1, with Chinese Companion volume (New York & Hong Kong, 2000).

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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