Chinese Cultural History

This module consists of readings and research on selected topics concerning the cultural history of China, from the Shang and Zhou periods to late imperial China. Emphasis will be on both urban and rural, elite and popular cultures in Chinese society. The precise topic varies from year to year; representative subjects include religious beliefs, rites and rituals, folklores, customs and symbolism. The course is designed for students across the University with an interest in Chinese culture and particularly its historical trends.

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