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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Chinese Culture and Contemporary China by Nanjing University

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About the Course

This course of Chinese Culture and Contemporary China will explore the foundations of Chinese civilization and the dimensions of Chinese culture. It will pay particular attention to the relationship between Chinese culture and the present-day life of the Chinese people and to the different elements of the culture which are under the present social structures, belief systems, literature, arts, customs, etc. The course aims at providing students with a deeper knowledge of Chinese culture, thus enabling them to better understand China. The course will cover the following main areas of topics: (1) the foundations of Chinese civilization: its geography, language, and history; (2) the core concepts in Chinese philosophies and religions: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; (3), literature and arts, including Chinese calligraphy, painting, Tang poetry, and classical fiction; (4) society and life, including education, the role of women, Chinese food, and traditional holidays; (5) travel and landscapes, including well-known Chinese cities, mountains, ethnic regions and customs; (6) Chinese media, culture and sports, including TV and movies, fashion, Chinese gongfu and taiji. In addition, students will be expected to participate in a buddy program beyond curriculum if they have a chance to come to Nanjing. Ideally they will be paired up: an international student with a Nanjing University student to allow students to learn firsthand about Chinese customs, culture, and language. Students will be required to complete various projects and homework assignments as well, which will encourage them to use Nanjing University and the city of Nanjing as a laboratory to apply what they learn during their stay at Nanjing University....

Top reviews

Jun 9, 2020

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.

Jun 8, 2020

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.

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By Baglan D

Jan 4, 2017

Short and very surface level, this course offers many general pointers for people interested in Chinese culture.

By Julissa D C H A

Dec 6, 2020

Buen curso, un poco corto, pero con detalles tan interesantes, que te hace querer estudiar mas sobre China.

By mouza a

May 6, 2020

المحاضر شرحه واضح ومريح لتوصيل المعلومة والموضوع كان رائع لانه امنيتي ان اعرف كل شي عن ثقافة الصين العظيمة

By Jekaterina

Aug 10, 2017

It was very interesting. Thank you. China is my dream country and now I know little bit more about it. ;)

By Lina S

Aug 16, 2020

Todo tema explicado ess facil de entender dado a que las personas a cargo hacen muy bien su trabajo.

By Gustavo M A G

Aug 21, 2020

It's a very good introduction course. If you are curious about the Chinese culture you'll enjoy it.

By Jonathan G

Feb 27, 2018

fantastic course. I learned a lot. Although it would've helped to learn more about martial arts.

By Eleni K

Sep 15, 2020

Amazing class, really informative on the basics of chinese culture! Loved the instructors, too.

By Angela M S V

Feb 10, 2021

I think this course is a great introduction to Chinese culture. Thank you very much 老师们!

By Angelina W

Oct 15, 2018

Wonderful break down of Chinese culture with comprehensible explanations and examples.

By Lê T M T

Feb 25, 2020

A very good course for people to gain basic knowledge about China culture.

By Kathy C U

Jan 18, 2020

This course helps me to learn a lot about Chinese culture. Two thumbs-up!

By Natalia M V

Jul 17, 2020

Very good course. Although, I wish the subtitles were even more precise.


Jan 28, 2021

Very lovely and informative course on the chinese culture and customs

By Mathieu J

Dec 31, 2020

Great course, only issue is that the lessons are simply too short!

By Nick

Apr 9, 2019

A wonderful course I encourage anyone curious about China to take.

By Gabriel R P

Aug 28, 2020

This is a good course to learning the basics of chinese culture.

By Gopalakrishnan J

May 7, 2020

Simple and aimed at beginners. Whets appetite to know more

By Julieta A R

Jul 29, 2020

Very informative course. Would take it again :)

By Kam L

Dec 23, 2020

Excellent introduction to China culture today.

By Juan C P M

Jul 25, 2020

An excellent introduction to Chinese Culture

By 杨帆

Jun 11, 2017


By Sofia B P A

Sep 8, 2020

Thank You for opening this door!

By Sandra T F

Apr 12, 2020

It is a very interesting course


Feb 1, 2021

This course so good for me <3