For the culture and history buffs! Learn about Chinese history, literature, philosophy, and calligraphy through a series of four courses. Each is equivalent to a semester-length university course, and everything is in English (though Chinese originals are also provided for any primary texts)!
- ● Early China: History, Culture and Archeology: a comprehensive intro to the history and archeology of early China, through the second century CE. Readings in English with the original Chinese also provided.
- ● Philosophy & Practice in Early China: an introduction to traditional Chinese thought, this course also has a twist—in addition to the well known philosophical texts like Laozi and The Analects, you'll also read recently unearthed philosophical texts! Readings in English with the original Chinese also provided.
- ● Intro to Premodern Chinese Literature: a survey of Chinese literature from the earliest poetry through the great novels of the Ming and Qing periods. Readings in English with the original Chinese also provided.
- ● Chinese Cursive Crash Course: a course in learning to read (and write!) Chinese cursive both traditional and modern. You'll learn the principles which govern Chinese cursive, and you'll get an introduction to some of the most influential calligraphers in history, and their most important works.
Each course includes 30-40+ hours of video lessons and Q&A sessions, plus extensive reading selections, photos of artifacts, and even video museum tours!
The courses are all self-paced and you get lifetime access, so you can go through them on your own schedule!