GE1501 - Chinese Civilisation - History and Philosophy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24, Semester B 2023/24, Summer 2024

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

This course will critically examine Chinese historical themes and philosophical concepts from various perspectives. All learning activities, including large-class lectures, discussions, and an online platform, will cover selected topics of Chinese history and philosophy. By learning selected topics, students will be able to appreciate individual-society-state relationships; and hence to develop a sense of civility. These central themes will run through the course as the main thread in order to foster a better understanding of Chinese nation and state building from antiquity to the present.
The discussions in all TLAs will touch on the real-life issues to connect the past with the present. In addition to reading texts, multimedia (such as film, music, visual arts, Websites etc.) is employed and fieldtrips are coordinated to keep afresh the experience of learning Chinese civilisation.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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