The aim of this course is to enable students to understand long and complex research articles on China.

They will be able to read with ease virtually all forms of written Chinese, including abstract and

structurally complex articles in specialized fields as well as simple literary works. They will be

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able to use language flexibly and effectively for professional purposes. They can formulate

ideas and opinions with precision and relate their contribution skillfully to those of other

speakers.