This course surveys traditional symbols and icons still prevalent in China's everyday life, ranging from "yin-yang", "dragon", "mandarin ducks" and "the double-happiness", to "the three stars", "Lord Guan" and "Avalokitesvara" (Guanyin). Treating these symbols and icons as image-signifiers, the course illustrates the socio-historical contexts that have shaped major symbolism in China. Students will gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture and develop skills in critical examination of cultural phenomena. Taught in English.
Extra Information: 3 hours.
Course Weight: 0.50
Subject Code: CHINESE
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