Singapore University of Social Sciences

Chinese Culture and Singapore (中华文化与新加坡)

Chinese Culture and Singapore (中华文化与新加坡) (CLC111)

Applications Open: 01 October 2023

Applications Close: 15 November 2023

Next Available Intake: January 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


CLC111 introduces the main characteristics and essence of Chinese culture and explores the far- reaching influence of Chinese culture on all levels of Singapore society, to provide a broad historical and cultural background to the learning of Chinese language and literature. Through extensive critical reading, students will learn to analyse Chinese culture as an integral component of the diverse Singapore identity, and how it reinforces unique Singaporean values and societal contract, thus laying a rich foundation for future scholarship and engagement related to Chinese culture and its community.

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Characteristics of Chinese culture
  • The essence of Chinese culture
  • Unity and diversity: the Chinese language in Singapore
  • Early Chinese migration and the formation of the Singapore Chinese community
  • Confucianism in Singapore
  • Traditional Chinese religions in Singapore
  • Origins, dialects and clan associations in Singapore
  • Traditional Chinese arts in Singapore
  • Chinese Education in Singapore
  • Singapore Chinese literary and creative arts
  • Singapore Chinese media
  • Cultural identity of the Singaporean Chinese

Learning Outcome

  • 说明中华文化的主要特征和精髓
  • 阐释早期华人移民和新加坡华人社区的形成
  • 叙述中华文化作为新加坡身份不可分割的一部分
  • 论析中华文化对新加坡社会的影响
  • 阐明有关中华文化、新加坡华族文化和新加坡多元文化遗产的主要文化现象
  • 运用课程知识积极有效地参与与华人及其社区相关的学术和活动
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