JAPN3034

Introduction to classical Japanese (bungo)

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

JAPN2099. Japanese language II (Part 2) or equivalent

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

English-medium elective


This course provides a systematic introduction to the grammar of classical Japanese (bungo), which was used up until World War II in much of Japanese writing. In addition to honing our understanding of the classical Japanese language, we will also be reading and translating from original Japanese texts, covering diverse historical periods (up to the modern period) and a broad range of genres (poetry, narrative texts, essays, historical documents, etc.).

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