97113 Chinese Culture and Heritage8cp; 2 x 2hpw (tutorials)
Requisite(s): 97106 Chinese Language and Culture 6
The subject is designed for students who are proficient in Chinese. It gives a brief survey of Chinese cultures and heritage. From both historical and local perspectives, the subject introduces a range of themes that are generally considered as important components of Chinese cultures. These themes include philosophy, religions and superstitions, Chinese characters, traditional architecture and gardens, as well as costumes and fashion. The subject aims to help students further develop their competence in the use of Chinese language and gain a solid knowledge of Chinese cultural heritage. It also engages them in exploring and examining the links between China's ancient past and cultural practices that are still carried out in contemporary China. Students' learning is achieved through a variety of channels involving pre-class readings, discussions, a peer presentation, and essay writing. By the end of the subject, students are expected to gain cultural understandings about China and its cultural phenomena.
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