On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe central historical events and fundamental Chinese traditional thinking such as Confucianism and Taoism
- describe Chinese dialects and discuss their relation to standardised language
- reflect on how the characteristics of Chinese culture are represented in the language system and in language use
- describe Chinese gender norms from the 20th century to present-day China, and critically discuss the dimension of gender in Chinese society
- demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese culture.
The course deals with Chinese culture and society. This includes important historical events, traditional thinking, language and culture, and gender issues in contemporary China.
- Active participation in seminars
- Written assignments
- A final online examination
Forms of Study
The forms of study are obligatory seminars. English is the language of instruction.
The Swedish grades U–VG.
For a final course grade of VG, students must achieve a VG in at least 5.5 credits, including the module Chinese Culture and Society; Written Examination.
- History and Traditional Thinking - 2 cr
- Dialects, Language and Culture - 2 cr
- Gender in Contemporary China - 2 cr
- Chinese Culture and Society; Written Examination - 1.5 cr
- General entry requirements and English 6. No knowledge of Swedish is required
For an online course, the student has to be able to communicate with sound and image using a computer or equivalent.