This course will bring students to the forefront of the subject of Chinese Cultural Heritage. It serves to bring home the importance of Chinese cultural heritage, its role in our collective understanding of the past, and its linkage to the present. The cultural roots of heritage will be stressed, in order that students can grasp well the meanings and roles of cultural heritage in the contemporary society. Students will be equipped with necessary knowledge and ability to understand, appreciate and contribute to protecting Chinese cultural heritage.
Blending fieldtrip, lecture, tutorial, class/online discussion and presentation, guest forum and course projects, this course employs a multi-disciplinary approach to explore cultural heritage and its interactive dynamics (e.g. conservation and reinvigoration) with modern China including Hong Kong and Macau. It covers both physical and intangible heritages, which will be elaborated in the fields of archaeology, folk arts and beliefs, historical buildings and architecture. Various types of heritage and related perspectives will be introduced and interpreted, to foster students with robust and critical attitudes towards cultural heritage issues and affairs.
Medium of Instruction: English
Last updated: 04 January 2019