Chinese Cultural Canons and their Modern Application (GE1104)

Introduction

In this course we will read and discuss selections from major Chinese classics, including the The Arts of War, Analects, Zhuangzi, Book of Odes, The Plum in the Golden Vase etc. These are texts of Chinese wisdom and culture that have brought values and morals, love and respect, peace and harmony in life for centuries and still have an impact on modern Chinese society.

Course objectives:

  • Become familiar with some of the major classics from China;
  • Recognize features of Chinese thought and philosophy;
  • Understand the influence of ancient texts on Chinese society today;
  • Recognize and evaluate how one’s cultural background affects the sense of self in relation to others;
  • Learn life-long habits of looking and analyzing when encountering new culture, new philosophy, new thinking in contrast to your own background and views.

Teaching Staff(s)

范家偉博士
屈大成博士
林學忠博士
李果先生
黃佩賢博士
郭錦鴻先生
錢華博士
盧嘉琪博士
黃海濤先生
王景松先生
張為群博士
徐麗莎博士
李磷先生

 

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese / Putonghua

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Starting from Semester A 2016/17, the medium of instruction (MOI) and medium of assessment (MOA) of this course will change to English only.

 

Enquiry: cah@cityu.edu.hk


Last updated: 03 August 2016