An Introduction to Chinese History & Culture Diploma Course


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What Will You Learn?

Dive into China's rich past and intriguing present! From ancient dynasties to modern powerhouses, uncover Chinese culture facts, pivotal moments, and the captivating tales that have shaped this vast nation. Embark on an enlightening journey through the history of China and its ever-evolving culture. Unveil the stories of a multimillennial civilisation through this course’s written and video content.

Journey through the history of China, where the legendary Xia and Shang Dynasties lay the very foundations of China. Revel in the technical and artistic brilliance of the Tang Dynasty, where the vibrant facts about Chinese culture come alive. Witness Mao Zedong's transformative vision that has seen China's meteoric rise as a global economic titan. These compelling tales weave together, offering an encompassing history of China that promises depth and breadth.

Through this Chinese History Course, you'll understand and appreciate Chinese culture's nuances. You'll gain insight into its monumental achievements, heart-wrenching struggles, and indomitable spirit. This isn't just a course but a profound Chinese culture introduction. You'll unravel China's modern intricacies and acquire a deepened perspective that transcends the typical.

Immerse yourself in a narrative that masterfully blends the essence of Chinese culture and history, ensuring you're both informed and enlightened.

By studying this course, you will learn about the following:

  • How China developed in prehistory.
  • The first and most important dynasties of China.
  • How the dynasties seized power.
  • When and how specific Chinese cultural activities and arts developed.
  • The importance of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
  • How China moved from a monarchy to a republic.
  • Major events in the young People's Republic.
  • How China became a leading economy.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Geographic China
  • Part 2: Peking Man and the “Start” of Chinese History
  • Part 3: The Chinese Stone Age
  • Part 4: The Xia Dynasty
  • Part 5: The Shang Dynasty
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rise of the Zhou
  • Part 2: The Eastern Zhou
  • Part 3: The Warring States Period
  • Part 4: Achievements under the Zhou Dynasty
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rise of the Qin Dynasty
  • Part 2: The Rule of Qin Shi Huang
  • Part 3: Achievements of Emperor Qin Shi Huang
  • Part 4: The Fall of the Qin Empire
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3: Assessment
  • Part 1: How the Han Dynasty Emerged
  • Part 2: China Under the High Emperor of Han
  • Part 3: The Reign of Emperor Wen-ti
  • Part 4: The Reign of Emperor Jing
  • Part 5: Wu the Great
  • Part 6: The Eastern Han Empire
  • Part 7: The Fall of the Han Dynasty
  • Part 8: The Three Kingdoms Period
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Reign of the Jin Dynasty
  • Part 2: The Rise of the Sui Dynasty
  • Part 3: Death of Emperor Wen and the Dark Days of Emperor Yang
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Fall of Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty
  • Part 2: The Greatest Tang Ruler
  • Part 3: The Rule of Emperor Gaozong
  • Part 4: Women’s Roles and the Rise of Wu Zhao
  • Part 5: Achievements of the Tang Dynasty
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Rise of Zhao Kuangyin
  • Part 2: The Rule of Emperor Taizu
  • Part 3: The Return of Confucianism as Main Ideology
  • Part 4: Women’s Lives in the Song Dynasty
  • Part 5: Other Important Song Emperors
  • Part 6: Emperor Lizong and the Advance of the Mongols
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Yuan Dynasty
  • Part 2: Yuan Dynasty Suppression and Tensions
  • Part 3: The Fall of the Yuan and the Rise of the Ming
  • Part 4: The Restoration of Chinese Culture
  • Part 5: Trade, Architecture & The Building of the Forbidden City
  • Part 6: The Beginning of the End of the Ming Dynasty
  • Part 7: The Fall of the Qing Dynasty
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8: Assessment
  • Part 1: New Ideas, New Reforms
  • Part 2: The Early Years of the Republic of China
  • Part 3: The Kuomintang (KMT) and the Northern Expedition
  • Part 4: The Chinese Civil War
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9: Assessment
  • Part 1: The Effects of the Chinese Civil War
  • Part 2: The Great Leap Forward
  • Part 3: The Cultural Revolution
  • Part 4: Achievements of the Deng Era
  • Part 5: Economic Disparities and Political Dissent
  • Part 6: China after Deng and to the 21st Century and Beyond
  • Part 7: Challenges for China in the 21st Century
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10: Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is perfect for those who wish to expand their Chinese history and culture knowledge. You may be looking to understand China's evolving global influence or eager to gain a comprehensive Chinese culture introduction. You may be interested in ancient histories, religions, cultures, and political movements. Enrich and enlighten your understanding of the ancient, modern land of China.

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An Introduction to Chinese History & Culture Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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An Introduction to Chinese History & Culture Diploma Course
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