GE1125 - Architecture and Space in Chinese Culture

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2024/25, Semester B 2024/25

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

‘Architecture and Space in Chinese Culture’ is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to discover different forms, functions and expressions of buildings and spaces in Chinese culture and society from various perspectives of academic fields, including architecture, archaeology, literature and fine art. Encompassing examples from China and other countries of the world, the course will examine different types of buildings from pre-historic age to modern time, with a thematic focus on how architecture relates to society and culture. Students will read literal and philosophical texts, view architectural drawings and images, observe antique objects and artifacts, and look at visual art in order to analyze buildings and spaces historically, philosophically and aesthetically. Through field study, group project and critical writings, students will interact with the actual built environment, to reflect on specific architectural space with reference to political, economic, religious and spiritual concepts.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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