ASST 011 - (CC, IS) Introduction to Chinese CultureSemester Hours: 3
This course explores various aspects of Chinese culture with a focus on the basic values that guide Chinese behavior, formulate Chinese conventions, and constitute the essence of Chinese thinking. Course materials cover history, religion, philosophy, literature, theater, art, language and calligraphy to give students a bird’s eye view of Chinese culture; from different perspectives these aspects of Chinese culture serve as mirrors to reflect the basic Chinese values that lie at the core of class discussion. The course winds up with an East-West comparison, using Western culture as a foil to set off Chinese values.
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