Chinese Thoughts Through Films

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1057 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

Chinese thought has immense influences over East Asia at large and is an invaluable treasure of human kind. Fundamental religious and ethical concepts of the Three Teachings (sanjiao), Confucianism, Daoism and Chinese Buddhism, such as loyalty, filial duties, Dao, Sunyata (emptiness) and the like still play important roles in shaping the East Asian mind. Thus, it is important to have some basic understanding of them in order to understand Chinese history and culture. There are many films that represent and deal with these Chinese religious and philosophical ideas. This course seeks to help the students to analyze these film texts so as to understand and evaluate Chinese religious and philosophical values expressed in them. Existential reflection exercises will be employed in class to assist the students to critically reflect and benefit from these ideas with an aim of helping them grow as a whole person.

What do the students say about this course?


Year 3 student from COMM


Notes for GDAR1057

  • The medium of instruction of this course is Cantonese.

Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.