An Introduction of Chinese Culture and Language

A study of the relationships between Chinese culture and language through the examination of the Chinese people’s family relationships and everyday lives. In this course, the term “Chinese community” broadly encompasses residents of Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as overseas Chinese communities, where Chinese culture is practiced and preserved, and where the Chinese language (including various dialects) is spoken. In addition to the course textbook, other sources will be studied, including documentary films, popular cinema, television shows, literature, music, news and interviews. This course is taught in English.