-Chinese Language: Jiang, L.P. 2017, HSK BIAOZHUN JIAOCHENG 1, Beijing: Beijing Language and culture University Press.
-Chinese Culture: OCAOSC, 2006, Common Knowledge about Chinese Culture, Beijing: Higher Education Press.
-Chinese Foreign Policy: Nathan, A. and Andrew Scobell, 2012, China’s Search for Security, New York: Columbia University Press.
*Detailed syllabus of Cultural seminar..........................
I Chinese Character, the art of Calligraphy and Chinese Literature
Discussion topic: The historic development of Chinese Character, and the important features on Chinese Literature.
Readings: OCAOSC, at al. 2006. Ch3, Ch5. (Chinese Literature)
II Chinese Philosophy and Its Impact on Chinese Political Culture
Discussion topic: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism: how will these Ideology impact on Chinese culture?
Readings: OCAOSC, at al. 2006. Ch1, Ch2. (Traditional Chinese Ideology)
III Chinese Food, Chinese Medicine and Chinese Tea Culture
Discussion topic: Not only eating and drinking. The life of the Chinese People
Readings: OCAOSC, at al. 2006. Ch10. (Life of the Chinese People)
Sigley, G., 2015, “Tea and China’s Rise: Tea, Nationalism and Culture in the 21st Century,” International Communication Chinese Culture, 2(3), pp.319-341.
Lin, Z.Y., 2016, “The International Communication of Traditional Chinese Medicine Culture: Challenges and Strategies,” Cross-Culture Communication, Vol.12, no.3, pp.17-21.
IV The Chinese 24 Seasonal Division Points, Folk Customs and Festivals
Discussion topic: Harmony between man and nature (天人合一tian ren he yi)：The Culture contents in Chinese Festivals.
Readings: OCAOSC, at al. 2006. Ch9 (Chinese Folk Customs)
V Demography, Economics, Geography and History
Discussion topic: What Drives Chinese Foreign Policy?
Readings: Nathan and Scobell, at al. Ch1. (p.3-36)
VI Chinese Political System and Leadership
Discussion topic: Who Drives Chinese Foreign Policy?
Readings: Nathan and Scobell, at al. Ch2. (p.37-62)
VII Territorial Integrity and Foreign Policy
Discussion topic: Problem of Stateness: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Taiwan
Readings: Nathan and Scobell, at al. Ch8. (p.195-221)
VIII Instruments of Power
Discussion topic: Economic Reform and Dilemmas of Opening / Soft Power and HR in CFP
Readings: Nathan and Scobell, at al. Ch10. (p.243-277)
Nathan and Scobell, at al. Ch12. (p.318-342)
Meng, Meng, 2012, "Chinese Soft Power: The Role of Culture and Confucianism,"
Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. Paper 182.
IX “One Belt One Road” (一带一路倡议)
Discussion topic: What is OBOR? What is the significance for China and Europe?
Readings: Gisela Grieger, July, 2016. “One Belt, One Road (OBOR): China’s regional integration initiative”, ECPR Paper, p.1-12.
ECFR, June 2015. “One Belt, One Road: China’s Great Leap Outward.” China Analysis.p.1-18.
ECFR, October, 2017. “China and The Mediterranean: Open for Business?”