Classical Chinese through the Deductive Method
Conventional grammars of classical Chinese introduce the language through syntax, lexicon, and, sometimes, phonology. In this project, we are exploring alternative learning experiences that focus on pattern recognition through lists and memory aids based on etymological and content-based anecdote and juxtaposition. This is a long-term project drawing on classroom experience. The aim is to develop our results into a textbook or online reader for students of classical and literary Chinese.