Traditional Customs and Chinese Arts


Self-paced e-learning

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Course details

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2 months
2 hours per week
Nanchang, China.
Start date
1 June 2020
End date
25 July 2020
Registration deadline
30 June 2020

Course summary

Traditional customs and arts are the fundamental creativity of the achievements of Chinese civilization, and the overall form of moral inheritance, various cultural thoughts and spiritual concepts in the history of the nation.

About this course

Course Methodology

This course is mainly taught through the combination of theory and practice. Course features: fully English teaching, bilingual subtitles, more than 110 lecture videos plus more than 30 practice videos. The practice videos are live recordings of situational plays, produced as a complement to the lecture, which not only vividly represent the content of the lecture, but also increase the interesting of learning.


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. 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 etc. The Folk Art is the model course of “Specialized Curriculum with Thought and Politics” of Nanchang University. 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 visual communication design and clothing design.

Shu Yu’an, Associate Professor, Master Supervisor at the School of Art and Design, Nanchang University, Visiting Professor at Department of Design and Planning in Complex Environment in Università IUAV di Venezia(2016-2017), Visiting Scholar at School of the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati (2018-2019), TED speaker (2016). Main lecturer of Jiangxi Provincial Excellent Video Open Class “Design Methodology”, the person in charge of the course “Design Methodology” for foreign students. Has published over 10 articles in various journals, and 1 textbook, and directed 8 provincial research and teaching projects. Has given over 10 lectures on Chinese Cultures and Designs in Europe and America, such as, “Chinese Culture”, “How to Use Chinese Culture”, etc.(Academic activities for 90th anniversary of the founding of IUAV, Italy), “In the beginning was only a teapot”(Seminar at Accademia di belle arti di Frosinone, Italy), “Cultural Design” (Academic activities at UC, USA), “Chinese New Year”(International cultural introduction activities at the Montgomery Elementary School, USA), etc.. Co-designed a series of Chinese Cultural Products like “the lamp made of palm leaf”, exhibited at “the 2013 Milano Design Week”.

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.

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.

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.

Zhang Qianshan, Master of Arts in radio and television,lecturer at the School of Art and Design, Nanchang University. Teaching courses: Audio Visual Language, Overview of Chinese Film, Film and TV Drama Writing. The Audio-Visual Language multimedia courseware won the third prize of the 15th National Multimedia Courseware Competition. The Audio-Visual Language course of MOOC was recognized as a provincial-level excellent online open course (undergraduate course) in Jiangxi Province in 2019, which was put into operation on multiple platforms such as MOOC and Chaoxing Erya.


Will be started on June 8, 2020 and will be held about 11 weeks.

Learning Requirements:

  1. 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

Anyone who is interested in Traditional Customs and Chinese Arts.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Master the Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Culture;
  • Learn to analyze cultural phenomena.