CAH4535 - Special Topics in Chinese Culture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)

CTL4535 Special Topics in Chinese Culture

Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course aims to enhance students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture on special topics through various historical and contemporary perspectives. Special topics may include Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, Chinese literature, Chinese fiction, Chinese drama, the “Xia” tradition in Chinese culture, Chinese commerce and ethics, nature and Chinese ecological thought, Chinese modernity, modern Chinese nationalism, modern Chinese cultural identity, contemporary Chinese literature and culture, Chinese diaspora, Chinese culture in an comparative East Asian/East-West context, and so on. By examining certain key cultural phenomenon, the course will enable students to acquire deeper understanding in particular aspect of Chinese culture and enhance their appreciation of Chinese culture as a whole. The course will also help students to broaden their horizon of knowledge of Chinese culture and to develop critical skills in arriving at independent opinions towards major issues in various topics of Chinese culture.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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