XKIX012 Explore Diverse China (2 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028

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Welcome to have a glimpse of Chinese traditions, philosophical thought and social practices.


Course description

This course introduces students to Chinese social values and practices through a touch on Chinese history and traditions.

Main content

The course will

  • walk students through a sketch of Chinese history
  • introduce students to a basic understanding of Chinese traditional philosophies and ideologies that have a lasting impact upon Chinese society such as Confucianism, Daoism and Sun Tzu ’s Art of War
  • provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of traditions and customs common in contemporary Chinese society
  • cover useful Chinese business philosophical notions such as “Guanxi” and “Mianzi”
  • provide practical tips of business etiquette including table manners, gift giving traditions etc.

Learning outcomes

On the completion of the course, the student is expected to

  • be aware of different aspects of Chinese traditions and practices
  • be able to develop a basic understanding of contemporary society and life in China
  • learn to act and interact more confidently with Chinese people both in social and business contexts.

Additional information

  • This course is for those who are interested in exploring Chinese traditions, philosophical thought and social practices
  • Additionally, this course will be helpful to those who work closely with Chinese companies or personnel

Study materials

Learning materials are provided by the teacher.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Active participation and successful completion of assignments.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Chinese
No published teaching