Short term project

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Course description:
        As a native region in China, how does Lao-Zhuang philosophy affect the formation and development of Taoism doctrine and principle? Why Qigong, martial arts, and reasonable diet can dredge the human body, adjusting people's physical and mental health? An ancient Chinese saying goes that "Any mountain can be famous with the presence of an immortal, and any river can be holy with the presence of a dragon." So Why Taoism buildings often accompanied by famous mountains? How to influence Chinese life habit and national religion by Taoism culture?
        Interesting class and relaxing activities, theoretical and experiential teaching method, this class is for you to appreciate mysterious and colorful Taoism culture, for example, sightseeing famous and mysterious Taoism mountains as well as comprehending Taoism architecture style of “ Human follows land , land follows sky , sky follows Taoism , Taoism follows nature”, enjoying vulgarity Taoism music, graceful Taoism dance and vivid Taoism panting, realizing centuries Chinese Taoism festival and folk custom, learning esoteric Taoism regimen culture such as intensive Qigong and martial arts.
        Li Jiangmin/Su Hongtao/Hu Kai/Liang Yuelin/ Lu Yingsheng/Tan Lijuan/Zhou Wenyuan/Li Wei
Basic requirements:
This course is open to college students and postgraduate students:
        1. Who love Chineseculture.
        2.Who are good at English and can have daily communication in English.
        [1]Sun Yiping, Taoism Culture, Nanjing Publishing House,2009(11)
        [2]Zhan Shichuang, Taoism Culture Fifteen Lectures(3rd edition), Peking University Press,2012(09)
        [3]Xie Lujun,Chinese Taoism Culture,Jiuzhou Press,2008(01)
        [4]Yu Tian, Taoism CultureTourism,Zhejiang University Press,2012(08)
        [5]Wang Yie,Taoism in China,China Intercontinental Press,1970(01)
        [6]Sun Yiping, Taoism Culture, Nanjing press,2009(11)
        [7]Zhan Shichuang, Taoism Culture Fifteen Lectures(the third edition), Peking University Press
        [8]Xie Lujun, China Taoism Culture,Jiuzhou press, 2008(01)
        [9]Yu Tian, Taoism culture tourism, Zhejiang University Press, 2012(08)
        [10]Wang YiE, Taoism in China, China Intercontinental Press, 1970(01)

Course description:
        Enshi city is the place where Tu ethnic group inhabited since their ancestors. Tu ethnic group is descendants of ancient Ba tribe and lived in the mountains and rivers of Enshi, center of Qingjiang river and gradually formed its unique culture of Tu ethnic group. This lecture is going to introduce those unique customs and cultural features of Tu ethnic group in Enshi. The main contents include:
Part I Worship of “WhiteTiger” of Tu ethnic group
Part II Local architecture----Diaojiaolou (stilted building)
Part III Local costume----Xilankapu
Part IV Wedding customs of Tu ethnic group
Part V Festivals and holidays of Tu people
Part VI Unique folk songs and dances

Course introduction:
        Chu was an ancient Chinese state in the Yangtze valley during the Zhou dynasty. During the spring and autumn period and warring states period, the state of Chu occupied a vast territory and lasted hundreds of years . Pioneering spirit of hard struggle from chu people, such as “drive a cart in ragged clothes to blaze a new trail”,were helpful to chu state from small and weak country to large and powerful country. Chu's culture was initially quite similar to that of the other Zhou states of the Yellow River basin. Subsequently, however, Chu absorbed indigenous elements from the Baiyue lands the state conquered to its south and east, developing a distinct culture from the states of the northern plains. Numerous burials and burial objects in the Ba and Yue styles have been discovered throughout the territory of Chu, co-existing with Chu-style burials and burial objects. So Pre-qin era, chu has been the integration of all ethnic groups in southern culture. Furthermore, chu peoples’ spirit, such as “daring to unimagined , aim for excellent”, and chu people’s custom, such as the worship of fire, the sun and the phoenix, were helpful to culture achievement at chu poem, philosophy, music and painting, bronze vessels, lacquer woodworks. These culture achievements describe Chu people ’s enthusiastic and romantic character and diligent fighting spirit, and a distinct culture from the states of the northern plains.
        The course introduces students to a broad range of Chu’s culture element. Topics include Chu’s culture characteristic and custom (the worship of fire, the sun and the phoenix is the primitive religion of the Chu people), bronze vessels, colorful lacquer ware, great achievement in Chu’s music and paintings from chime bells and silk paintings, Chu’s architectural style, Chu philosophy by Laodan and Zhuangzhou, the songs and poems by Quyuan and Songyu and Dragon Boat Festival .
         Aim of course:
        Both classroom courses and experience tour can provide students with a thorough understanding about the form and development of Chu culture, and to experience customs of Hubei, which will help to spread Chu culture in worldwide and strengthen cultural exchanges between china and foreign countries.
Course requirement:
        Understanding the distinguishing feature, achievement of Chu culture
Course content:
Chapter 1:Chu¡¯s Kings and Political Events
1. Ancestors
2.Founding and Development
3.Decline Halfway and Resurge
4.the Decline of Chu State
Chapter 2:the Spirit and Custom of Chu Culture
1. the Spirit of Chu Culture
2. the Custom of Chu
Chapter 3: Chu-style Bronze vessels
1. Mining and Smelting of Chu State
2. Casting
3. Bronze Ware Category
Chapter 4 £º Chime Bells and Silk Paintings £º Music and Art of Chu State
1. chu music
2. silk painting
Chapter 5: the Technology of  Sculpture and Lacquer:
 The Chu-style Lacquerware
1. lacquer tree and lacquer-making
2. the bone method of the foetus
3. the technology of lacquer
4. Introduce to Famous Lacquerware
Chapter 6: Quyaun and Dragon Boat Festival
1. Quyuan and Chu Ci
2. Dragon Boat Festival
Chapter 7: The philosophy of Laozi and Zhuangzi
1. the Philosophy of Laozi
2. the Philosophy of Zhuangzi
Chapter 8: Zhanghua Palace and Chu-style Architecture
1. Zhanghua Palace
2. Chu¡¯s City system
3. Chu¡¯s Great Wall
Course Reference:
        (1)The Cambridge history of ancient china: from the origins of civilization to 221BC, by Micheal Loewe, Edward L. Shaughnessy
        (2)Reconstructing forth century B.C.E.chu religious practice in china, by Jue Guo
        (3)New perspectives on Chu culture during the Eastern Zhou period, by Thomas Lawton
        (4)Defining Chu: image and reality in ancient china, by Constance A. Cook, John s. Major

Course description:
        Root matters for archaic orogenic belt are exposed in Dabie Mountain Geopark,typical extra high pressuremetamorphic rock zone related to the subduction and collision of the plates and ductile shear zone have developed here, signs of tectonic activities of every evolutionary phase in the central orogenic belt and products of multi-period magmation since the Neo-Archaean are reserved here, and oddly-shaped unique granite geomorphologic landscape of thousands of valleys and peaks has formed here. Therefore, it is not only a natural laboratory to study the early evolution of the earth and the geology of the orogenic belt, but also an art museum for us to experience the grandness of nature. Dabie Mountain Geopark not only has a very beautiful natural landscape, but also has abundant cultural landscape. Here is not only Wujia Mountain, cradle of Southern School of Wudang, but also Tiantai Mountain, cradle of Tiantai School of Buddhism. It not only has cultural relics of ancient Jiuci Kingdom and uncivilized nationalities along the Bashui River, but is also the important base for Chinese Workers' and Peasants' red revolution. It has nurtured great masters of science and culture such as Bi Sheng,Li Shizhen,Li Siguang, and Wen Yiduo and it has kept simple folk customs and culture such as 360 songs of Fanqiang, and lotus gathering boats.
Prof. Zhou Xuewu/Prof. Li Jiangfeng/Prof. Zhang Tianyi/Zhu Jianghong/Ye Jing/Zeng Jie
        1. Fang Shiming, Li Jiangfeng. Introduction to Geopark Wuhan: China University of Geosciences Press Co., Ltd.,2012
        2. Fang Shiming, Li Jiangfeng. Development and Protection of Geological Relics, Wuhan: China University of Geosciences Press Co., Ltd.,2011
        3. Wang Chuanshang. Science Travel Guide to Dabie Mountain. Wuhan: China University of Geosciences Press Co., Ltd.,2012
        4. N.T.Farsani,C.Coelho,C.Costa,et al. Geoparks and Geotourism: New Approaches to Sustainability for the 21st Century. Brown walker press, 2012

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