Chinese Culture: An Introduction

China is a fascinating place to be with a rich history and culture. Chinese culture is unique and interesting including pictographic characters, performing arts, festivals, food, etc.


This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Chinese Language – It is important to have a basic understanding of Chinese language if one wishes to grasp Chinese culture. Chinese characters are vivid and interesting.
  • Chinese Calligraphy – Calligraphy is a traditional art in China. Four Treasures of the Study are the essential tools for practicing calligraphy.
  • Film – Using segments of films is an appropriate way to explore various aspects of Chinese culture.
  • Food – Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture. There are eight reginal cuisines in China. Chinese food is generally healthy.
  • Festivals – There are many festivals in China. Chinese New Year, Lantern Festival and Moon Festival are important festivals on the Chinese lunar calendar.
  • Tea Culture – Chinese people are believed to have enjoyed drinking tea for thousands of years. The traditional tea culture is a fascinating one.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater knowledge of China’s rich culture.
  2. Explain and recognize the tools used in Chinese calligraphy.
  3. Have a greater understanding of Chinese food culture.
  4. Discuss Chinese tea culture.
$153 Limited / $138

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24 Oct

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