Chinese language, poetry creation and philosophy season 2
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Chinese language, poetry creation and philosophy season 2

Learn Chinese quickly and memorably through beautiful Chinese poetry
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Hong Zeng
Last updated 5/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn a wide variety of Chinese expressions in Nature and human conditions, Learn poetry creation and Chinese philosophies and oriental religions and arts.
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Requirements
  • For all Chinese learning students, preferably the students have learned my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level, so that they know the Chinese writing and sound system and some basic vocabularies.
Description

    Hello, everyone, welcome to my new course, “Chinese language, poetry creation, philosophy season 2 ”! This sequence, by far the most beautiful, in-depth course that I have designed among all my courses published on Udemy, will teach you Chinese language, poetry, and poetry creation as well as the Chinese philosophical thoughts influencing poetry creation. My five-course language sequence published on Udemy in the past year, "college Mandarin Chinese On Your Own" is ranked no.1 in student review and sales in the Chinese language category on Udemy. Poetry is the most beautiful, concise use of a language, and the vocabulary of modern poetry is perfectly applicable for daily use. Learning poetry and poetry creation will allow you to acquire a language at its best and in a speedy, most impressive and memorable manner. For each poem, I have made it into extremely beautiful video with pictures, music and my own recitation, which brings into resonance the artistic contagion of different mediums of art.

    The course is divided into several sections, the first section are poems whose creation are inspired by painting: the poem of Buddhist enlightenment inspired by the paintings in the Mogao Caves; the wasted feminine youth and beauty inspired by the radically aestheticized photography of lotus flowers; Buddhist and Taoist equanimity inspired by the aesthetics of Chinese literati painting and Buddhist painting; Buddhist renunciation inspired by the oil painting of the sun of the glacial age; the dream of transmigration conveyed in black-and-white photos of my disappeared hometown in a past time and of the River of Ganges. The second section of the course will examine comparative religion of the East and the West, and their unexpected affinity beneath apparent difference, and an unconventional understanding of sacramental ritual. The third section will examine the semiotics of photography as exile, mourning and lyrical time. The fourth section will examine the Taoist collapse of opposition implied in the emblem of the raven.

For learning each poem, I will give three lectures. In the first lecture, I will lead you to learn the language in the poem. I will provide vocabulary list and teach you these vocabularies perfectly applicable to daily use and how to use them on daily occasion, I will explain to you the poem's literal meaning, and lead you to recite them. In the second lecture, I will explain in English the poetic meaning, philosophical thoughts and creative process behind each poem. In the third lecture, I will give you the musical video of the poem with my recitation and pictures (and subtitles of both Chinese and English version of the poem) to further impinge on you the aesthetic appreciation and understanding of the poem, and the memorability of the beautiful language. At the end of each section. I will give you some creative writing practice that allows you to use your learned language and creative process of making a poem. After learning the course, you will feel your Chinese language soar with your aesthetic delight in the ecstatic poetic flight. I am a professor of Chinese for 16 years at prestigious American universities. All the poems are reserved for my own future publication in books, they are copyright-protected, so please don’t use them for your own authorship.
Who is the target audience?
  • Since the vocabulary list includes words from the basic to the advanced level, so the course can be for all levels of Chinese learning students, but preferably students who have learned or are in the process of learning my College Mandarin Chinese on Your Own Beginning Level, so they are aware of the Chinese sound and writing system and some basic vocabularies.
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
04:43:47
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:00

This lecture introduces the goal, approach, and design of the course. It
also provides day-to-day study guide to learn each lecture in the
resource section "study guide".

Preview 04:00
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Painting-inspired poems
16 Lectures 01:58:27

This part will teach you the first part of vocabularies and text of the poem "Watch Painting".
You will read after me the vocabularies and texts two times, trying to
imitate my tone and pronunciation. It will also explain in English the
literal meaning of the poem.

Preview 19:18

This part will teach you the second part of vocabularies and text of the poem "Watch Painting".
You will read after me the vocabularies and texts two times, trying to
imitate my tone and pronunciation. It will also explain in English the
literal meaning of the poem.

1. Watch Painting text practice 2
09:17

This lecture will analyze the creative inspiration and creative process
of this poem, as well as the interpretation of the poem, and the
philosophical background I draw on to create it.

1. Watch Painting Poetry Analysis
05:09

1. Watch Painting musical recitation video
02:18

The lecture description follows the corresponding part of the previous poem lectures.

2. Mogao Caves text practice 1
19:45

2. Mogao Caves text practice part 2
01:41

2. Mogao Caves poetry analysis
04:59

2. Mogao Cave musical recitation video
01:57

3, Lotus Text Practice
17:02

3. Lotus poetry analysis
03:52

3. Lotus musical recitation video
01:34

4. transmigration text practice part 1
14:30

4. transmigration text practice part 2
11:26

4. transmigration poetry analysis
03:29

4. Transmigration musical recitation video
01:59

Writing Practice 1
00:11
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Comparative religion of the East and the West
14 Lectures 01:43:31
5. The East and the West text practice part 1
19:02

5. The East and the West text practice part 2
08:30

5. The East and the West poetry analysis
03:27

5. The East and the West
02:39

6. Sacramental Ritual text practice
15:55

6. Sacramental Ritual poetry analysis
05:18

6. The Sacramental Ritual musical recitation video
01:50

7. Farewell text practice
19:41

7. Farewell poetry analysis
04:14

7. Farewell musical recitation video
01:39

8. Critical Region text practice
15:49

8. Critical Region poetry analysis
03:54

8. Critical Region musical poetry video
01:23

Writing Practice 2
00:10
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Semiotics of Photography
4 Lectures 24:55
9. Photograph text practice
19:07

9. Photograph poetry analysis
04:09

9. Photograph musical recitation video
01:24

writing practice 3
00:15
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The Emblem of Contradiction
6 Lectures 32:54
10. The Raven text practice part 1
19:05

10. The Raven text practice part 2
04:30

10. The Raven poetry analysis
07:16

10. The Raven musical recitation video
01:46

writing practice 4
00:13

Bonus Lecture My website of Chinese language/culture of free contents and others
00:03
About the Instructor
Hong Zeng
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5,281 Students
24 Courses
Professor of Chinese language and literature; comparative literature; film study

I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture". I have taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels in prestigious American colleges altogether for 16 years. I have taught nine years as a tenure-track professor of Chinese at Carleton College, ranked No. 1 in undergraduate teaching in all liberal arts colleges in America, and have directed the Chinese program for two years at Hamline University (the first university in Minnesota). In both my second year coming to Carleton and Hamline, I more than doubled their Beginning Chinese Class enrollment. I have also taught at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I have two PhDs, one in Chinese and comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in second language education, literary translation and English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. I have published five books in America (including two from Macmillan) on Chinese and comparative literature, film study, language study and language philosophy that are well-endorsed by world-renowned experts and book review journals in my field. I have earned 30000 dollars large grant from Asian Network in Chinese study.