Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410179 Shuo Wen Jie Zi 2.0 2
Description The pictographic system, an independent structure to represent meanings through word forms, has been considered a unique treasure in the world civilization. This course discusses the six morphological structures, the history and development, the cultural representation and the artistic functions of the written words in the Chinese language. This course mainly covers:1. Basic ways to understand how to create written words through the recognition of the six morphological structures of the Chinese language;2. The history and development of written words through the graphic texts on the turtle shells, iron utensils, bamboo sticks and seals;3. How written words verify the cultural meaning via traditional customs, architectural designs and daily life and 4. The beauty of written words through the analysis of calligraphy, paintings, carvings, music and decorations on utensils. This course is jointly guided by four instructors.