Course basics
Course description
Grading policy

1. Norman, Jerry, 2008/1988,Chinese, Cambridge University Press and Beijing World Publishing Corporation(Required. Available in major bookstores, click on links for book information)

2. Gong, Qunhu, Course handouts (Required, downloadable at shared emailbox, access PIN available in class only, or available as hard copies)

3. DeFrancis, John, 1984, The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy, University of Hawaii Press (Optional for highly readable discussions on Chinese writing system, click on the link for online information)

(Reference books/online materials on a variety of cultural topics are not listed, topic background information is available as handouts downloadable at, access pin available in class)