An Intellectual History of China
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Course title in Estonian
Hiina ajalugu ja kultuur
Course title in English
An Intellectual History of China
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Course aims
To create opportunities for acquiring theoretical and factual knowledge about an intellectual history of China. To give the students excellent overview of the wide range of topics and teach them how to work with the sources, independently review learned material, establish connections and make statements about cultural processes and phenomena in China. The course gives basic knowledge and skills needed for partitipation in special courses and seminars on China.
Brief description of the course
The course gives an overview of the development of Chinese culture in a historical perspective and covers topics related to Chinese education, science, literature, theater, film and visual arts. The students learn how to distinguish between most inportant forms of the aforementioned fields, use basic categories and concepts and compare the Chinese cultural phenomena with the European tradition. The role of Chinese culture as a significant part of larger East-Asia or world context will also be discussed.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has knowledge about the formation of Chinese cultural tradition;
- is able to discuss topics learnd in class;
- has overview on various fields of Chinese culture (literature, eduction, science, theater, visual arts etc);
- is able to analyse specific cultural phenomena and forms of Chinese culture;
- knows and are able to use the professional vocabulary;
- has the ability to compare Chinese cultural phenomena with the European tradition.
Lisa Indraccolo