CHI 2224 – The Otherworldly-An Introduction to Chinese Culture

An introduction to the fundamental aspects of Chinese culture including Chinese history, thought, religions, politics, economics, language, literature, arts, people, society, and general ways of life. In addition to the textbook and selected readings, the course offers viewing of a sizable number of videos on aspects of high culture and that of popular culture covering daily life, religious activities, festivals, customs, costumes, cuisines, traditional medicine, martial arts, and folk art. Taught in English. No prerequisites. III A or IV