Explore new cultural phenomena and trends emerging in Chinese society
Develop a more contextualized understanding of Chinese culture
Discuss the act of stereotyping in Chinese culture
Reflect on how social and cultural landscapes in China have been changed as China experiences an economy boom
Assess how digitalization has transformed the expression and representation of Chinese culture.
Chinese culture has not been explored in as much depth as Chinese history and politics. By uncovering the richness and diversity of Chinese culture, you can gain a broader understanding of modern China as a whole.
This course by the University of Exeter covers three important aspects of Chinese culture. Learn how the concept of the ‘noble hero’ is portrayed on cultural and political platforms. Examine the tension created by traditional and modern values in Chinese landscape art, and analyse literature created by marginalised groups like immigrants.
Cliché and stereotypes: how to understand contemporary Chinese culture?
The continuation and gap: the image of the ‘noble hero’ in both artistic and political fields
The collision and fusion: literature by the marginalised
The tension and convergence: contemporary Chinese landscape art
This course is for anyone interested in building their knowledge of Chinese culture and society. You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.