This course can help those who are learning Chinese language. As if one wants to understands the native speakers he needs to know about their culture and history.\n\nthank you for this amazing course.
Lovely Course on Chinese Culture, Tradition, and Values. Well-presented and wonderfully put to appeal to the audience readers. Recommended to anyone who is interested in knowing Chinese culture.
By Jason C•
Fascinating topic, especially Chinese painting. The videos were enjoyable and instructive and the quizzes were tricky but not overly difficult. Glad I took the course. I learned a lot.
By Angela T•
A short but interesting course and a good introduction to Chinese Culture. The presentations were very good - lots of relevant visuals. I particularly enjoyed the section on music.
By Stanley D•
This course barely did more than scrape the surface of parts of the Chinese culture. It was very lacking in volume of information. The hosts and videos are good, but for some reason, they think that a video must not be longer than 5 minutes. I would not call this a COURSE, but an OVERVIEW. Videos should be 20 minutes minimum and about 3 of those per week with supplemental readings included. The discussions are pretty good, and it is a professionally made course. But just because it is an online course, does not mean it should include less than 10% of the university course.
By Jesper J•
The topic of Chinese culture is without any doubt very interesting. And while the material have piqued my curiosity even more, the course it self do lack depth and flow. It is useful as a quick introductions though.
By Larissa M d A•
I have learned more about the Chinese behavior and thinking, and how rich is the Chinese culture, now I appreciate it too much more than before. I am very thankful for all the teachers that opened the door to us to learn this specific culture and how to bring it to my professional and academic life.
Working for a Chinese company and studying international relations, this course was very special and important to build my knowledge about China and made me feel more interested to go deeper in all the lessons.
Congratualations for all the involved in the prepation of this course, it is perfect.
By Michael A N•
Course content was excellent, and very interesting. The presentation could be improved however; at times I found it hard to hear what was being said due to poor sound quality. Nevertheless the course has served as an excellent introduction to Chinese culture and would recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about it.
By Eliška K•
It was very interesting. English was not always great but I really enjoyed this course after all. I love learning new things about China that´s why I simply fell in love with everything I learned.
By Andrea C•
Very useful as an introduction to chinese culture; some arguments could have been detailed more, but I have enjoyed the overall programme and the teachers.
Excellent course to understand the basics concepts. I would recommend to add some extra documents or readings to go deeper. Bye Valli
By Kate W•
Good but very cursory overview. Spoken and written English in the course was at times broken and a bit confusing.
By Laura H•
Course barely scratched the surface of the topic. Also, the script had many errors.
By John L•
A good sketch of cultural topics but could go into more depth.
By Belozerova I V•
It's the most interesting course I've taken at the coursera! The lectures are interesting and exciting, and tests are easy. I want to thank all professors for their work. They did a fascinating and interesting course, and it's a pity that this course is so short. And I want to thank Dr. Pan Wang for her such an interesting lecture about Chinese Costume, because it is such bright, fascinating and have so beautiful pictures! 谢谢
By Pamela L S P•
This course has helped me to better understand Chinese culture, its traditions, and customs. I have learned something about the Chinese philosophy that is present in their lives, from the food they eat to their clothing. I learned that in Chinese culture everything that is done has a meaning, which is about understanding the balance of nature that is also present in oneself.
By Renard C•
Thank you for this course and its content very rich in images, videos and anecdotes. The professors are never boring. The rhythm of speech is good, the choice of topics relevant.Although I had already studied many of these topics before, I still had a great pleasure to see them again, to enrich them and I am also very happy to have completed my knowledge.
By JOHN Q•
I enjoyed this course tremendously, and discovered that there was a vast amount of information that I needed to learn about this SuperPower. China is an amazing country with an enormous population and economy, a history of remarkable achievement, and yet still unknown in many ways. Thanks for putting this course together.
By Abeywardena, H•
This is a very informative course for those who are interested in Chinese culture and history. I learnt a lot of new things about China and its long history from this course. I would like to thank Nanjing university and the professors who conducted lessons in this course, it was a great learning experience. Thank you!
By Shahid H S•
For the students of China Studies, or if you have the plan to study in China, you must take this course. The instructors are great, their teaching methods, and way of explaining things with concrete examples are excellent. This introductory course is for all. I would recommend those who are interested to know China.
By Vitor P Z•
The course provides a very broad and comprehensive insight into the general culture of China for those who are unfamiliar with it. The language is accessible and the course doesn't require any previous knowledge. It doesn't dive too dip into Chinese thought and history, since it's not the goal of the course.
By Ixchel P•
Ahora que he comenzado a aprender el idioma chino, este curso me permitió ampliar mi panorama no solo de China, sino también de su gran bagaje cultural que posee. Me he quedado con muchas ganas de aprender más sobre esta nación y continuar mis estudios en la lengua. ¡Bien hecho! 谢谢！
By Joseph F•
Very interesting and comprehensive, covering the key aspects of Chinese culture in a very short time frame. As the instructors mentioned, this isn't an exhaustive study on Chinese culture but rather a means of piquing the interest of people and it has certainly done a good job!
By C. R•
I loved getting to know more about Chinese culture. This course has inspired me to take other courses that are more focused, as well as pick up some books on dynasties and Chinese folklore so I could dive deeper into some of the topics in this class especially the Tang dynasty.
By Elaine T•
Would thoroughly recommend this amazing and very interesting course to anyone. Very interesting content giving lots of information about Chinese Culture and Contemporary China which is both interesting, and easy to understand. Would love to study more of the same courses.
By Dariya Y•
Great source of a brief acquaintance with Chinese culture reflected in people's daily reality. Loved visuals. I suggest peer graded assignments (or making participation in discussions mandatory for course completion) & extra reading + images sources and credits added.
By Rosemae A•
I really enjoyed this course! Especially since I am taking Chinese language courses. This course is brief and concise. It is also well structured and easy to understand. Definitely recommend this if you want to learn about contemporary China and its culture!