Have you ever wished you could read the great works of East Asian medicine for yourself? Have you ever wanted to study the classics of Chinese philosophy and literature in the original language? You can! This course will help you build a solid foundation for continuing to read and study Classical Chinese. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required. We’ll start with short but profound passages from some of the oldest works, and build up to reading longer passages and collaboratively producing a new translation of a lengthier text that we will publish online.
This online seminar will run for 14 weeks from September 14 – December 21, 2022. Participants will study Bryan W. Van Norden’s Classical Chinese for Everyone, view recorded lectures, and take part in weekly one-and-a-half-hour of Zoom meetings in which we will work together on translations. By the end of the course, you will grasp the fundamentals of Classical Chinese and be in a good position to continue your learning by reading and studying texts on your own or in a reading group like the one will form as a class to continue our learning even after the course is over.
September 14 – December 21
Class meets Wednesdays from 1 – 2:30pm EST
$1000 General Public
$900 White Pine Circle Members (click here for your discount code)
Refunds of 75% will be granted up to the first day of class. No refunds will be granted after that.