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Summer School in Classical Chinese and Japanese (Princeton-Ca' Foscari)

01.07.2024 – 26.07.2024

Summer School in Classical Chinese and Japanese (Princeton-Ca' Foscari)

Programme directors

  • Tiziana Lippiello, Rector at Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Martin Kern, Professor at Princeton University


  • Classical Japanese/Kanbun: Keiko Ono, Princeton University
  • Classical Chinese: Attilio Andreini, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Welcoming students who are beginners in Classical Chinese or Japanese, as well as those who already have some background foundation, the Summer School is organised in two separate tracks that each offer intensive language classes in addition to a lecture series on topics in premodern Chinese or Japanese culture (history, literature, thought).

Students taking the track in Classical Chinese will study the fundamentals of classical Chinese grammar through the reading and analysis of passages of pre-modern Chinese historical and literary texts.

The track in Classical Japanese/Kanbun will intensively and systematically provide the fundamentals of classical Japanese and Kanbun grammar along with readings in the major genres of pre-modern Japanese historical and literary texts.

Prerequisites: one year of modern language study (either Chinese or Japanese)

Dates: July 1-26
Hours: 60
Duration: 4 weeks
ECTS: 12
Cost: 1000€
N. places: 25
Ca' Foscari quota: 5

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