CHN10050 Chinese Culture

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module provides an introduction to China, improving students' understanding and knowledge of China with a particular focus on Chinese culture. The topics covered include: ancient Chinese history, philosophy, religion, language, tea and food culture, festivals, calligraphy and painting, music, traditional medicine, sports and martial arts. Various workshops are organised to promote students’ cultural understanding through their own experiences, such as learning Chinese business etiquette and table manners in a Chinese restaurant, practising Chinese calligraphy and painting with Chinese artists, experiencing traditional Chinese medicine with a medical doctor, practising Chinese martial arts with a Taiji master and learning to play a simple piece of music using Chinese musical instruments. Guest speakers are also invited to share their expertise with students in the relevant areas of the course.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should have developed their knowledge of China, in particular in the various aspects of Chinese culture. Students will have better understanding of Chinese deep-rooted cultural tradition which significantly influences the way Chinese people develop their business relationships with the West.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Tutorial

12

Seminar (or Webinar)

4

Specified Learning Activities

36

Autonomous Student Learning

48

Total

124

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Various workshops are organised to promote students’ cultural understanding through their own experiences, such as learning Chinese business etiquette and table manners in a Chinese restaurant, practising Chinese calligraphy and painting with Chinese artists, experiencing traditional Chinese medicine with a medical doctor, practising Chinese martial arts with a Taiji master and learning to play a simple piece of music using Chinese musical instruments. Guest speakers are also invited to share their expertise with students in the relevant areas of the course. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Chinese Culture (BCHN10100)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Response paper Week 6 n/a Graded No

15

Examination: Two essays Varies over the Trimester Yes Graded No

40

Attendance: Attendance and Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

15

Group Project: Presentation and Essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

30


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Lan Li Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Please note: this module is available to Stage 1 undergraduate students. Therefore, teaching in the Autumn trimester will commence from the week beginning 28 September 2020. 
Autumn
       
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Mon 11:00 - 12:50 Face to Face
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12 Wed 12:00 - 12:50 Face to Face
Autumn