Classical Japanese (Kanbun)


Introduction to Sino-Japanese (kanbun). Readings in early modern Japanese Confucian and Buddhist texts as well as Chinese Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, and Buddhist texts. Emphasis on understanding reading order (yomikudashi), classical Japanese grammar (bungo), and translation of texts. JPN772S is same as JPN472S with extra assignments for the graduate students. Prerequisite: JPN471S, 771S or permission of instructor. 3 units.