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MOOC

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Course details

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Length
4 months
Effort
3-5 hours per week
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
Asia and the Pacific
Venue
Nanchang, China.
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
5 August 2020
End date
17 January 2021
Registration deadline
31 December 2020

Course summary

Ceramic products are important cultural heritages of human civilization, and continue to adorn modern lives with their vivid appearance and rich cultural implication. Based on the archaeological material, this course will systematically elaborate the origin, development and achievements of Ceramic.

About this course

Ceramic products are important cultural heritages of human civilization, and continue to adorn modern lives with their vivid appearance and rich cultural implication. A beautifully crafted and tastefully formed ceramic piece embodies the technology and craft of its times, records the bits of history and life. Combining painting, poetry, calligraphy, sculpture on its tiny body, it also functions as a carrier of social education information, integrating all in one no matter ancient or modern, Chinese or foreign, whole or partial, scientific or aesthetic. Thus, its cultural and aesthetic value far exceeds its exquisite form and beautiful glaze, identified as ” revealing metaphysical concept by tangible objects.” Based on the archaeological material, this course will systematically elaborate the origin, development and achievements of ancient Chinese ceramics from the aspects of history, technology and art.

Requirements:

To understand the porcelain making technology, modeling, decoration, and artistic characteristics of different kiln products in different historical periods.

Instructors:

Qiu Jing, Professor, Master Tutor at the School of Art and Design, Nanchang University, Senior Arts and Crafts Master. Ideological and Cultural Creative Expert of The Propaganda Department of the CPC Jiangxi Provincial Committee, member of the Board of Administration of 1% Project Fund. The two courses The Wonderful Journey of Chinese Folk Art and The Charm of Fashion—Attractive Power Cultivated Manual for University Students have been launched on the Xuexi Platform of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee, the MOOC of China University, The Wisdom Tree, Super Star Erya. Hosted the international MOOC “Traditional Customs and Chinese Art”, which was operated on aixi International platform, Xuetang online international platform, UN Sustainable Development Project and other platforms. The Folk Art in my charge is the model course of “Specialized Curriculum with Thought and Politics”. The Ancient Charm and Fashion of Folk Art was honored as “the Excellent Online Open Courses”by Nanchang University. Some of her paintings are permanently collected by the National Museum of Modern Chinese Literature. She has presided over a number of provincial teaching and scientific research projects, published more than 20 academic papers in CSSCI and other core academic journals, compiled and published several academic monographs as well as teaching materials for Arts and Design, review guide for National Occupational Skill Testing. The main research fields are art, visual communication design and clothing design.

Zheng Tianqi, a graduate at the School of Art and Design of Nanchang University, deputy editor of digital textbook “The Wonderful Journey of Chinese Folk Art” , participated in several excellent  online open courses, including “The Wonderful Journey of Chinese Folk Art”, “The Charm of Fashion—Attractive Power Cultivated Manual for University Students”,which are running on multiple platforms such as Chinese Universities MOOC, Wisdom Tree, Super Star, and so on. The course “Traditional Customs and Chinese Art” is running on Aike Course, Xuetang Online International Platform and UN Sustainable Development Project Platform. He also participated in some research projects such as The Research on the Training Mode and Countermeasures of Innovative Talents for Art and Design Major Under the Background of “New Liberal Arts” Undergraduate Education, The Research on Innovative Talents Training for Art and Design Major of Nanchang University under the Background of “New Liberal Arts” During the 14th Five-year Plan Period, Wax dyeing , Tie – dye and Board Painting: Traditional Chinese Folk Hand Printing and Dyeing —Taking Summer Cloth, an Intangible Cultural Heritage As an Example.  His design works won the gold and silver Awards of Jiangxi Cultural and Creative Design Competition in 2019 and the first prize of the Third National Youth Cup Art Design Competition.

Nie Jing, a lecturer at the School of Basic Medical Sciences of Nanchang University, Master’s degree. The main lectures include”Human Anatomy ”,”System Anatomy”,”Sectional Natomy” and other courses.“Sectional anatomy”is Provincial Excellent Online Open Course in Jiangxi Province. She has published more than ten academic and teaching papers in various journals such as “International Immunopharmacology”, “Chinese Journal of Neuroanatomy”, “Chinese Journal of Clinical Anatomy” and “Journal of Anatomy”. Hosted one project of the Jiangxi Provincial Department of Education Research Fund Project and one project of the Ministry of Health Youth Fund Project. Presided over two projects of Teaching Reform Project of Nanchang University. Participated in many national natural fund projects, provincial natural fund projects and provincial education reform projects. Her research areas are Neuroanatomy research and Human Anatomy teaching.

Wu Qiang , master degree, lecturer at Nanchang University.  Research direction: ideological and political education, human resources management and development.Short-term visiting scholar at Nottingham university, England in 2012.Have published seven papers, presided over or participated in 6 research projects. Won the second prize of Jiangxi Provincial Award for Science and Technology Achievement of Universities and Colleges and the first prize of Nanchang Municipal Award for Science and Technology Progress.

Chen Linghua, master degree, lecturer at the School of Art and Design, Nanchang University. Teaching courses: College Chinese Language, Basic Accounting. Research direction: macroeconomics. Published ten papers, presided over one Education Science Planning Project of Jiangxi Province, participated in several provincial projects.

Qu Min, doctor of engineering, associate professor, master tutor, director for master of design major in Nanchang University, visiting scholar of Delft University of Technology and Tsinghua University, and identification and evaluation expert for high and new technology enterprise in Jiangxi Province. Associate editor-in-chief for Journal of Smart Product and Service Design and reviewer of Computers in Industry、International Journal of Production Research. She is also a member of Chinese Industrial Design Association, committee member for Jiangxi Industrial Design Association and Jiangxi Industrial Design Society. She hosts 4 provincial projects and has published 6 high-quality papers, including 4 SCI indexed, and 2 EI indexed. She won 10+ design competition awards. Her research interests are industrial design, and service design.

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Target audience

Anyone interested in Chinese ceramic culture can learn.

Learning objectives

After the course, the students can:

1) Understand China’s porcelain are gems of traditional art, it represents China in the world the manufacturing level of porcelain making in the field of high technology.

2) Understand the different historical period in China porcelain making technology, shape, decoration and art characteristics of different kiln products.

3) Use correct methods to appreciate the ceramic art.

4) Have interests in Chinese traditional culture.