This course will critically examine historical themes and philosophical concepts from different perspectives. All large class learning activities, tutorials, online discussions and fieldtrip in this course will cover selected topics of Chinese history and philosophy. By recognizing these selected topics, the students will find a close connection with self-identification, the relation between individuals and the state, and between individuals and society. These three central themes will run through the course as main thread in order to foster a better understanding of Chinese civilisation and to strengthen their sense of identity with Chinese culture, the state and the people.
The discussions in all TLAs will touch on the real-life problems used as examples to connect the past with the present. In addition, CAH’s great traditions in the past twelve years to use multimedia (such as film, music, visual arts, Websites etc.) and to do fieldtrips (both in Mainland China and Hong Kong) remain important teaching tools.