CAH2545 - Texts in Chinese Art and Culture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enhance students’ understanding of Chinese art and culture through extensive reading on selective texts from both Chinese and non-Chinese sources either in original or in translation. It will introduce the students to a substantial amount of representative cultural texts—literary, philosophical, art, aesthetic or in popular/folklore forms—that have influenced the development of art and culture as well as shaped our understanding of culture and heritage. It will give the students an overview of the central theories that have been developed by artists, historians and philosophers from ancient time to the present. Students will read art and cultural texts from more popular and easy-to-read style to more theoretical style, and are encouraged to read and discuss critically about the selective texts, so that can be able to develop their own analytical views on art and culture. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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