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Fall 2019
Dec 05, 2019
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CHNS 350 - Chinese Folklore and Symbolism - University of Hawaii at Hilo
This course explores ancient Chinese folktales and symbolism that are significantly connected with Chinese cultural tradition, social life and customs, as well as distinctive aesthetics. Interesting and important stories are selected from mythology, legends, and fables, covering various themes such as the creation of the universe, enlightenment of virtues and ethics, philosophy of life, tragedies and praises for loyal love, as well as women heroes. Moreover, auspicious symbols in Chinese life are discussed in their historical and cultural context and with regard to their impact on Chinese society, customs, and aesthetics.

3.000 Credit hours
45.000 Lecture hours

Schedule Types: Lecture

Humanities Division
Humanities Department

Gen. Ed./Focus:
DH - Diversification: Humanities, HPP - Hawaii-Pan-Pacific

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