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Spring 2020 Chinese GR8065 section 001
Introduction to Chinese Paleography and
CHNS Paleography & Philol

Call Number 12393
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Chuntao Li
Course Description This course introduces the study of Chinese paleography as both a subject of philology and that of history.  Research in Chinese paleography is mainly based on unearthed texts of the pre-Qin period (1500-221 BC).  Sources for research include inscriptions on bones or tortoise shells of the Shang Dynasty, on bronzes of the Western Zhou Dynasty, on bamboo slips of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, seals, and pottery inscriptions, etc.  This discipline plays a critical foundational role in understanding the culture and history of early China as the formative period of Chinese civilization.  This course will teach the knowledge and research methods of Chinese paleography, and lead the students to read the relevant important studies of the subject, as well as train the students to independently decipher and read ancient written documents, and to engage in the academic research of ancient cultures using such knowledge about early Chinese writing systems.
Web Site Vergil
Department East Asian Languages and Cultures
Enrollment 7 students (15 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 6, 2020
Subject Chinese
Number GR8065
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20201CHNS8065G001

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