Aesthetic Appreciation and Creation


Facilitated e-learning

Other Partner

Offered by

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Course details

16 weeks
1 hour per week
Asia and the Pacific
Nanchang, China.
RMB 100
Start date
4 September 2021
End date
20 January 2022
Registration deadline
4 November 2021

Course summary

It explains aesthetics and aesthetic education theory, and analyzes the phenomenon and form of beauty. It aims to help students understand aesthetic ideal and interest, cultivate their aesthetic care, and increase their aesthetic knowledge and improve their aesthetic accomplishment and quality.

About this course


The course consists of ten parts:

The first chapter aims to inspire students’ thinking and stimulate them to love beauty and want to pursue beauty, appreciate beauty, create beauty and convey beauty.

The second chapter is about the origin and context of theoretical knowledge and development of Chinese and Western aesthetics and aesthetic education,then forming the basic theoretical framework and theoretical background;

Chapter 3 to chapter 12, take specific forms of artistic expression as examples,such as calligraphy, poetry, tea art, painting, sculpture, artifacts, architecture, city, music, dance and so on ,in order to improve students’ aesthetic appreciation ability, to grasp the method of art appreciation,to shape perfect personality, guide students to have lofty spiritual pursuit, and achieve a beautiful life and a beautiful university.

The course is taught in English with bilingual subtitles and more than 110 lecture videos plus several practical videos. As a supplement to the course content, the actual operation video vividly presents the contents of the class and increases the interest of learning.

This course is aimed at a wide range of audiences, including Chinese university students, international students in China, and people from all walks of life who are interested in aesthetics and aesthetic education.


Qiu Jing , professor,doctoral supervisor, senior crafts artist, and university-awarded famous teacher of College of Art and Design, Nanchang University. She is the leader of a provincial high-level undergraduate teaching team based at Nanchang University, an outstanding ideological and political teacher awarded by the Ministry of Education, an ideological and cultural creativity expert recognized by Jiangxi Provincial Government Propaganda Department, and a proposition expert of National Occupation Skill Appraisal. She is also a member of Jiangxi Provincial Art Education Committee, China Fashion Designers Association, China Fashion Color Association, “1% Project” Fund Council, and Jiangxi Provincial Professional and Technical Qualification Evaluation Committee.


Tao Jingyufemale,PhD candidate, School of Humanities, Nanchang University. Her research interests include linguistics and cultural management. Participated in several national and provincial projects. She has two years overseas Chinese teaching experience and has won many honors. She won the title of “Excellent Instructor” in Jiangxi Provincial Chinese Language Competition for Foreign Students for four times.


Jiang Mayi, male, Prof.&Ph.D in Literary Theory, doctoral supervisor, young core teacher of universities in Jiangxi Province, mainly engaged in teaching and research on basic theory and criticism of literature and art. He has presided over and completed a number of national and ministerial scientific research projects, published more than 10 academic papers, and published many monographs and translated works.


Peng Diyun,Doctor of Management, Professor,doctoral supervisor at the School of Economics and Management, Nanchang University,the main research areas are macro-economy and policy, regional and industrial economic management, enterprise strategic management and international business management. Chinese traditional wisdom on management  and tea culture lovers,  innovative entrepreneurship tutor for college students, expert of Jiangxi provincial think-tank.


Fu Yan: Master in France, with many years of overseas teaching experience, now works at Nanchang University. Participated in many provincial and ministerial projects, compiled teaching materials and published many papers.



This course will be started on September 4th, 2021 and will be held about 16weeks.


Course Methodology

This course adopts a variety of teaching methods, using inspiration, discussion, case analysis and other specific teaching methods to guide students to actively think about the theme of “aesthetic”.

This course allows students to arrange their own learning time, so that they can arrange their learning plan more scientifically.

Each class is generally less than 20 minutes, and the teaching is focused, concise and clear. A large number of pictures and videos are included in the course, so that students can understand the learning content more intuitively. The questions and discussions after class are conducive to consolidating the learned knowledge and stimulating students’ motivation to further think and study independently.

Learning Requirements

Learners are required to conduct online video learning, complete related assignments and tests, and actively participate in online forum activities.

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Target audience


Learning objectives

Through the study of this course, students can

  • systematically understand the basic theoretical knowledge of aesthetics and aesthetic education, and master the general laws of aesthetic activities.
  • strengthen the training of students’ thinking ability and method consciousness , and consciously apply it to the aesthetic appreciation of art and life practice, cultivate and improve the aesthetic accomplishment, aesthetic sentiment and aesthetic creativity.
  • train students to have a deeper understanding of the essence of traditional Chinese art, establish correct cultural views and cultural confidence, and shape perfect personalities.
  • with the help of new media means, adapt to the changes in the mode of education and thinking brought by the media reform, and achieve the optimal teaching effect under the new media environment.

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