Course GKI23D

Chinese Culture and Society

10 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 36, 2020

On completion of the course, students shall be able to:

  • explain crucial historical events that have shaped modern China
  • explain and apply some basic traditional Chinese philosophies, such as Confucianism and Taoism to analyse a number of phenomena in modern Chinese society
  • explain basic features of Chinese dialects and the use of standardised language, as well as the Chinese cultural characteristics represented in the language
  • explain China’s business practice and the influence of core business cultural values on China’s modern economic life
  • describe the gender norms from the 20th century to the present in Chinese society, and critically assess the gender dimension in Chinese society.
Starts and ends:
wk36, 2020 - wk2, 2021
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entrance requirements and English B/English 6 at upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge. No knowledge of Swedish is required.
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
12 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.