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)

中文學院
2016年港大—北大暑期課程

CHIN1213民俗學與現代中國文化(6學分)

本課探討中國民俗學的一系列重要方面,包括神話、民間故事、民間歌謠、傳統戲曲表演、傳統建築、民間信仰、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,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地區的傳統與現代民俗文化景觀。主要活動包括參觀北京民俗風物展,鐘樓地區搜集民間故事,什剎海胡同考察四合院建築,老舍茶館欣賞戲曲表演,等。
本課程為2015-16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,並需辦理赴大陸旅行的證件及保險。

(* 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:2016年6月12日至7月3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:2016年1月18日至29日,通過SIS網上報名

http://www.hku.hk/chinese

(2015年暑期課程全體師生於北大中文系樓前合影)