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3 Courses For Exploring Chinese Culture In This Holiday

KEEP - 12 February 2018

A Chinese Dragon

The Chinese New Year is coming. Have you ever wondered the high engagement of Chinese to this festival, compared to milder celebrations that Western people had in the calendar new year? This together with other cultural differences make the oriental culture mysterious in the eyes of their western counterparts.

In the most important holiday to the Chinese, we picked three online courses that help you look into the way the Chinese think and live, and how do they lead to the formation of Chinese culture and customs.

A Chinese Dragon on the roof

Chinese Culture and Contemporary China

This course explores the foundations of Chinese civilization and the dimensions of Chinese culture. It pays particular attention to the relationship between Chinese culture and the present-day life of the Chinese people, and their traces in the present social structures, belief systems, literature, arts, customs, etc.


China Humanities: The Individual in Chinese Culture

It is believed by the Chinese for centuries that a person needs to be cultured and moral to participate in public life. By looking into their own art, literature, and philosophy, this course analyzes how Chinese individuals in the history created and lived in the culture


China’s Ancient Ritual Civilization

This course explains why ritual is the core of Chinese culture, in contrast with western culture. By studying relevant ritual classical books and ceremonies, you will understand how people behaved in ancient China.



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