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Tsinghua University

Historical Relic Treasures and Cultural China

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*Note - This is an Archived course*

Course videos are presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed. This course will examine the unique cultural relics identified by scholars as important to Chinese civilization. We will focus on the fields of agriculture, astronomy, music, metallurgy, textiles, architecture, painted pottery, jade articles, bronze ware, shipbuilding and acupuncture. We will ignite your curiosity as we explore how these treasures reveal China’s past, and guide the future of Chinese culture.


I don’t speak Chinese, can I take the course?

Only the spoken language is Chinese. All the other materials are in English. There are many ways of taking this wonderful course for learners without Chinese background.

  • Use the English subtitles, which are provided with the video player of the course webpage.
  • Download the mp4 files and subtitles and use your favorite video player to watch the video.
  • Download the dubbing mp3 files.

When playing the video in the course webpage, turn off the volume in the video player of the course webpage and play the mp3 files with your favorite player at the same time with proper volume. The dubbing mp3 files are synchronized with the mp4 files. It’s almost the same feeling watching a foreign movie with the English dubbing.

This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course.



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