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Courses:

Chinese History and Culture
Chinese Language I (Group Classes)
Chinese Language I (Immersion Classes)
Chinese Language I (Private Classes)
Chinese Language II
Computer Basics
Dance: Hip Hop and Jazz
Dance: Latin American
E-Commerce
English for Expatriates (Group)
English for Expats (Private)
Fashion Design
Interior Design
Photography
Photoshop
Self Hypnosis
Web Design and Development
Chinese History and Culture
Intensive Introduction (suitable for beginner and advanced students)

The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of China and its people. We will look at the historical, cultural, socio-economic, religious, philosophical, and political factors that shape and mold China’s past, present, and future. China has a rich and colorful culture which is resplendent with customs and traditions, music, the arts, ethnic diversity, trade, mythology and folklore, healing and martial arts, food, and festivals. Our journey will begin with the very formation of this fabulous nation nearly 5000 years ago, and take us through the millennia of war and peace, prosperity and decimation, dynasties and foreign occupation, over mountains, deserts, rain forests, and plains, through the literature, opera, calligraphy, tai chi, herbal remedies, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, right up into the 21st century and beyond. Come to understand the thinking and way of life of the Chinese people in a close-up account and examination that traces cultural phenomena to their very origins. This course focuses on the splendor and diversity of China in all its glory from ancient times to the present day. Come and celebrate this vibrant culture with us, as we explore the highlights of its language, literature, music, drawing and painting, calligraphy, the Chinese zodiac, legends and fables, the amazing minority peoples, festivals and rituals, foods, teas, medicine, pastimes and recreations, and the goals and aspirations of China’s tomorrow.



Course Title: Chinese History and Culture
Tuition Fee: RMB 3200

Classes Available:
Tuesday evening 6:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Dates: October 9 to December 11, 2012

Location: SOHO-Xiandaicheng:
Course Code: CNH301
Click here to register for this course

Registration Procedure:
Please register online first to reserve your place. You will then receive a confirmation email. Next, payment must be made on site at the ELC Learning Annex during the payment dates (you can come in person or send someone).

Please note:
Our classes are kept small for the students' benefit (generally between 5 and 10 people), so please register early to reserve your place. Your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until payment has been received. Any course that does not meet sufficient enrollment may be cancelled and a full refund provided upon presentation of your original receipt.