CHIN1213 民俗學與現代中國文化Folklore and Modern Chinese Culture (6 credits)

School of Chinese
2016 HKU-PKU Summer Course

CHIN1213 Folklore and Modern Chinese Culture (6 credits)

This course explores a series of prominent aspects in Chinese folklore, including myths, folktales, folk songs, traditional costumes, theatrical performances, traditional architecture, folk religions, and festivals, which have in many ways affected modern Chinese culture and social life. It introduces influential theories in folklore, literature, and cultural criticism to help students reflect on the essential features of Chinese folk culture and its persistence through China’s social and political transformations in the 20th century. The course also provides students experiential learning of traditional and modern folk culture in Beijing area. Activities include visiting exhibits on Beijing folk culture, collecting folktales near the Bell Tower district, studying Siheyuan architecture in Shichahai, and watching opera in Laoshe Teahouse, etc.

This course is one of the 2015-16 “HKU-China 1000 Exchange Scheme” programmes. It is offered by the School of Chinese in collaboration with the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University. All lectures, tutorials, and workshops are conducted in PKU campus. The Ministry of Education will provide a standard subsidy for lodging, local transportation, dining, and other teaching-related expenses. Students are responsible for the round-trip airfare* and personal expenses. They should also prepare travel documents and life/health insurance for the Mainland trip.

(* Pre-payments will be collected to book group tickets. After the whole trip is finished, half of the airfare will be reimbursed by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong.)

Priority will be given to Year 1 & Year 2 students in related majors/minors from Faculties of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences.

Credits: 6
Duration: June 12 – July 3, 2016 (22 days)
Location: Peking University
Instructors: Dr. Song Gang (HKU); Dr. Chen Lianshan, Dr. Wang Juan, etc. (PKU)
Teaching Language: Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua)
Learning Activities: Lecture, tutorial, workshop, site visit, group project, term paper
Assessments: 100% coursework

Application: Online via SIS during Add/Drop period (Jan. 18-29, 2016)




(* 機票費用提前預繳,以辦理團體票。全部行程結束後,香港教育局將報銷一半機票費用。)