Upon completion of this module, students should be able to:
1.To grasp the beliefs and values (which are still relevant to modern Chinese) of traditional China through influential philosophy schools and other perspectives, such as education system, politics and governmental policies, economic system, ethical profit and assets; sociology; upbringing; religious beliefs etc. in various periods;
2.Analyse the similarities and differences as well as strengths and weaknesses between Chinese and Western cultures in the modern world; and
3.Obtain a picture of Chinese civilization and Chinese people by case studies with reference to themes, stories, and characters in novels.