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LIT200BC(文学 / Literature 200)
Special Study of Japanese Literary Arts (7) B

Seiki ENDO

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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2023
Class code A2682
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Term 秋学期授業/Fall
Day/Period 木4/Thu.4
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 市Y‐Y805
Grade 1~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 2~4
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 日本文学科
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Course Outline: We will carefully select and read relatively famous passages from Zhan Guo Ce (Strategies of the Warring States) and Shiji (Records of the Grand Historian) in the original language. Zhan Guo Ce is a compilation by dynasty of rhetoric, strategic suggestions and anecdotes of strategists during the Warring States period, compiled by Liu Xiang at the end of the former Han period. It had already been introduced to Japan by the Heian period, and was widely read thereafter. Shiji is a history book written by Sima Qian during the early Han period, and is one of the most familiar Chinese classic books that not only exerted strong influence on The Tale of Genji but also had enduring effects on subsequent Japanese literature. In this course, through close reading of passages from Zhan Guo Ce and Shiji, we will deepen our understanding of ancient Chinese society and culture and absorb the wisdom of the people described therein, and develop basic skills for reading Chinese classical writings.
Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students will:
A. have acquired Classical Chinese grammar and be able to read and comprehend plain Classical Chinese texts.
B. be able to accurately read Chinese classical writings with kunten (marks for reading the Chinese into literary Japanese);
C. be able to add return markers to the unmarked Chinese texts with reference to transcription of the Chinese classics into Japanese;
D. have acquired a basic knowledge of Zhan Guo Ce and Shiji.
E. have acquired the basic skills necessary to read and comprehend Chinese materials.
Learning Activities Outside of the Classroom: Before/after each class meeting, students will be expected to spend four hours to understand the course content.
Grading Criteria/Policy: Term-end examination (100%)

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese