• Length:
    10 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    中文
  • Video Transcripts:
    English, 中文

Prerequisites

None

About this course

This course will tell you the reason why ritual is the core of Chinese culture, in contrast with western culture.

You will be introduced to relevant ritual classical books, which will help you to understand how people behaved in ancient China.

You will also learn about the rituals behind ancient Chinese adult rites, wedding ceremonies, sacrifice ceremonies, and more.

Join us to start your ancient Chinese ritual journey.

中国是传承千年的礼仪之邦,声教播于海外。相传在3000多年前的殷周之际,周公制礼作乐,就提出了礼治的纲领。其后经过孔子和七十子后学,以及孟子、荀子等人的提倡和完善,礼乐文明成为儒家文化的核心。西汉以后,作为礼乐文化的理论形态和上古礼制的渊薮,《仪礼》、《周礼》、《礼记》先后被列入学官,不仅成为古代文人必读的经典,而且成为历代王朝制礼的基础,对于中国文化和历史的影响之深远,自不待言。随着东亚儒家文化圈的形成,礼乐文化自然成为了东方文明的重要特色。毋庸置疑,要了解中国传统文化,就必须了解中国礼仪文化。

本课程讲通过大量的文献材料,深入浅出地讲授中国古代礼仪文明的基本框架,建立中华传统礼仪观念的过程,培养学生人文素养,建立良好操守,并引导其在生活中践行中华传统礼仪。

What you'll learn

  • A basic understanding of ancient Chinese philosophers’ rich thoughts and ideas
  • An immersive exploration of the origins and characteristics of the Chinese spirit of ritual civilization 

Meet your instructors

Lin Peng
Professor of the History at the School of Humanities
Tsinghua University

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