Chinese language, poetry creation and philosophy season 2
What you'll learn
- Learn a wide variety of Chinese expressions in Nature and human conditions, Learn poetry creation and Chinese philosophies and oriental religions and arts.
- Learn creating poetry in Chinese
- Learn how to understand poetry
- Learn Chinese philosophy underlying poetry
- 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.
- students interested in Chinese poetry and philosophy
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 this course is for:
- 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.
- students interested in Chinese poetry and philosophy
I am an award-winning professor of Chinese, director of "Hong Zeng's Chinese Language and Culture”. (You may google it to know more about me). 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 comparative literature from UNC, Chapel Hill, the other in 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.