CHIN1213 Folklore and Modern Chinese Culture (6 credits)

School of Chinese
2015 Summer Course

CHIN1213 Folklore and Modern Chinese Culture (6 credits)

This course presents a comprehensive exploration on the prominent aspects in Chinese folklore, including myths, folktales, folk songs, folk performances and arts, folk architectures, folk rituals, and festivals, etc., 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 great social and political transformations in the 20th century. There also are experiential learning activities for students to study some typical folk culture sceneries in Beijing and North China. Site visits include Beijing Folk Arts Museum (Dongyue Temple),Siheyuan/Prince Gong Mansion, Laoshe Teahouse, etc.

This course is one of the 2014-15 “HKU-China 1000 Exchange Scheme” programmes. It is jointly offered by the School of Chinese and 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 to cover lodging, local transportation, dining, and other teaching-related expenses. Students are responsible for the round-trip airfare* and personal expenses. They should also prepare authorized travel documents and life/health insurance beforehand.

(* 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 28 – July 19, 2015 (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
Enrollment: Online via SIS during the Add/Drop period (Jan. 19 – 30, 2015)


中文學院
2015年暑期課程

CHIN1213民俗學與現代中國文化(6學分)

本課綜合研討中國民俗學的一系列重要方面,包括神話、民間故事、民謠、民間表演和藝術、民俗建築、民俗禮儀、節慶習俗,等。這些方面對現代中國文化與社會產生了廣泛而深遠的影響。授課過程中將介紹民俗學、文學與文化批評等相關領域的理論,幫助學生深入思考中國民俗文化的核心特徵,以及民俗在二十世紀中國社會巨變中的延續和發展。本課亦提供實踐性學習經驗,讓學生實地了解北京及北方地區較為典型的民俗文化景觀。考察地點有北京民俗博物館(東嶽廟)、四合院/恭王府、老舍茶館,等。

本課程為2014-15年“香港大學千人內地交流計劃”項目之一,由香港大學中文學院與北京大學中文系合作開辦。所有講座、導修及工作坊都在北京大學進行。國家教育部將提供定額補助金,以支付住宿費、交通費、餐費及其他與教學相關的費用。學生負擔雙程機票*及個人支出,並需提前辦理旅行證件及購買旅行保險。
(* 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。)

報名優先考慮文學院、教育學院和社會科學學院相關專業的一、二年級學生。

學分: 6學分
授課時間: 2015年6月28日至7月19日(22天)
授課地點: 北京大學
授課老師: 宋剛博士(香港大學);陳連山博士、王娟博士等(北京大學)
教學語言: 普通話
教學活動: 講座、導修、工作坊、參觀考察、小組項目、學期論文
評核: 平時分(100%)
報名方式: 2015年1月19日至30日,通過SIS網上報名註冊


(2014年暑期班成員於老舍茶館前合影,由袁瓊華同學提供)