PKU - Flower in the Mirror: the Chinese Values
4 July – 15 July 2022
Hosted by Peking University
The course helps investigate the realm of values in which Chinese people approach family, love life, friends, education, career, and serious issues like nature, space, time, and inevitably, life and death. Course texts include a wide range of sources including classical and contemporary literature, social wisdoms and folklores, ancient philosophies and the latest online discussions. There will also be substantial discussions on how Chinese people live out their values and search for identity in the postmodern maelstrom of information, globalisation and political economy. It thus aims at a comprehensive understanding of Chinese values in the comparative light of tradition and individuality, and of the Chinese in the eyes of other peoples and cultures and vice versa.
Bachelor students, Master students, Ph.D. students
31 May 2022
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