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Culture, Art and Aesthetics within the China Belt and Road Initiative

Course Code :2082FLWVER
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Ching Lin Pang

3. Course contents *

This course aims to provide the students insights in the increasing importance of culture, art and aesthetics in Chinese society and how trend is embedded in the overall initiative of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The role of cultural policies in China will be critically assessed on the basis of Chinese and Western scholars and on the research results of the teacher, involved in a national key project on the intercultural exchange on the Silk Road from the perspective of lived/living cultures.

Part 1: Historical discussion of culture in Chinese society with a focus on the Reform Period

Part 2: What is BRI from different perspectives: EU, individual member states, Chinese government, cultural entrepreneurs, artists

Part 3: Discussion of key topics incl. nexus national identity/art; what is considered art, the anthropology of aesthetics