Chinese Character Culture
Chinese characters, known as the writing system for recording Chinese language, are one of the oldest characters in the world. Chinese characters have a long history and contain thousands years of civilization of Chinese nation. For international students, learning to write Chinese character lays the solid foundation for learning Chinese language, but learning Chinese character culture well will let them have a further and deeper understanding of Chinese language. This module enables international students, who are interested in Chinese language and culture, have a preliminary understanding of Chinese character knowledge. This module also motivates students’ interest of learning characters and improves their ability of recognizing and using Chinese characters. The course mainly includes: the origin of Chinese characters, the evolution of Chinese characters, the structure of Chinese characters, the recognition and use of Chinese characters, Chinese characters and Chinese culture, and the art of Chinese characters.