Chinese Festivals and Cultural Changes

Chinese Festivals and Cultural Changes
Spring 2015
Zhejiang University



Dr. FU Yi

School of Humanities


Course Description


 a. aims to introduce and analyse the transformations of
Chinese festivals along with the cultural changes in
 b. help to understand Chinese festivals and Chinese
cultural custom
 c. help to critically analyse the functions of festivals
and the relationships between festivals and the
Chinese society

Course Structures

three parts

 1.reviewing basic literatures and ideas of festival studies from the anthropological and
sociological perspectives
 2.introducing some significant Chinese festivals, e.g. the Spring Festival, Qingming
Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and…
 3.exchanging your experiences relating to Chinese festivals













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