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UGEA1333 Multiculturalism in China
Lecture: Thursdays 11:30 a.m. - 01:15 p.m.
Dr. TANG Wai Man
Medium of Instruction
This course introduces students to an understanding of the changes of the ethnic landscape in China from the past to the present. Through close readings of ethnographies, viewing of videos, and fieldtrips, this class examines various topics in multiculturalism in China, including ethnic relations, global economy, religion pluralism, and cross-cultural romance and marriage, in the context of globalization. This course also compares multiculturalism in different Chinese societies and discusses the possible futures of PRC. Over the past decade, China has been committed to advance the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs). This course also discusses to what extent the development in China meets these goals, particularly in the area of sustainable economic growth, social equality, and cultural inclusiveness.
- Acquire basic anthropological knowledge in multiculturalism, globalization, and ethnicity and develop the ability to comprehend and apply related knowledge.
- Gain a better appreciation of Chinese cultural heritage and other cultural traditions.
- Recognize that Chinese culture involves multicultural components.
- Acquire a critical mind to examine any social issues.
- Recognize the importance of sustainable development from the social and cultural perspectives.