Chinese Culture

Course Code :1065FLWTTA
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:52
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Ching Lin Pang

3. Course contents *

-Gaining insights in the society, history and the culture of China and the study of Chinese core concepts and developments along with key historical figures. To illustrate: Confucianism, 'what is under heaven' 天下, the heavenly mandate 天命, the first emperor of China 秦始皇帝, Maoism, Socialism with Chinese characteristics, etc.
-The book 'The Heavenly Mandate' (2009) by Barend ter Haar is compulsory reading in addition to Chinese terms  for students applied linguistics
-Students need to form a group and write a group  paper on the topic 'China in Belgium/Antwerp'  and they need to present this paper in class.