Chinese: A History of the Language

EAST 1510 S01 [CRN: 15239]

This course traces the historical evolution of modern Chinese, commonly known as Mandarin. We will examine the uniqueness of Chinese characters, and explore their relationship to other features of the language, including word formation, phonology, grammar, and dialects. The goal will be to understand the manner by which the written script has become so central to the development of Chinese civilization.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017