Look beyond the clichés and stereotypes of art and literature in Chinese culture
Chinese culture has not been explored in as much depth as Chinese history and politics. By uncovering the richness and diversity of Chinese culture, you can gain a broader understanding of modern China as a whole.
This course by the University of Exeter covers three important aspects of Chinese culture. Learn how the concept of the ‘noble hero’ is portrayed on cultural and political platforms. Examine the tension created by traditional and modern values in Chinese landscape art, and analyse literature created by marginalised groups like immigrants.
What topics will you cover?
- Cliché and stereotypes: how to understand contemporary Chinese culture?
- The continuation and gap: the image of the ‘noble hero’ in both artistic and political fields
- The collision and fusion: literature by the marginalised
- The tension and convergence: contemporary Chinese landscape art
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in building their knowledge of Chinese culture and society. You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications.
Who developed the course?
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.