Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Forli
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Languages and Technologies for Intercultural Communication (cod. 5979)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will know the basic elements of the culture and civilization of Chinese-speaking countries; will be able to autonomously develop further analytical-cultural knowledge and skills relating to the society of Chinese-speaking countries.

Course contents

The course provides an overview of Chinese culture and civilization from prehistoric times to the foundation of the People's Republic of China. Specifically, emphasis will be placed on the social and cultural aspects that still characterize contemporary Chinese society. Linguistic insights will complement the topics covered in class, and significant attention will also be given to the historical and cultural relations between China and Italy.


Castorina, M. (2011), La cultura cinese, Milano: Hoepli.

Lavagnino, C.A. e S. Pozzi (2013), Cultura cinese, Roma: Carocci, pp. 21-90;

Lavagnino, C.A. e B. Mottura (2016), Cina e modernità, Roma: Carocci, pp. 61-90.

Teaching methods

Traditional lectures, group and individual work.

Assessment methods

The final exam will be oral and it will assess students' knowledge of the topics introduced during the course.

Grading scale

30-30L excellent test that demonstrates very broad, thorough and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter, a solid ability to apply theoretical concepts and an excellent command of exposition, as well as an excellent capacity for analysis, synthesis and elaboration of interdisciplinary connections

27-29 above average test that demonstrates precise and thorough knowledge of the subject matter, good ability to apply theoretical concepts, and capacity for analysis and synthesis, accurate and correct exposition

24-26 good test that demonstrates appropriate knowledge of the subject matter, a fair understanding of the application of theoretical concepts, and an articulate presentation of the subject matter

21-23 adequate test that demonstrates appropriate but not in-depth knowledge of the subject, only partial capacity to apply theoretical concepts, and an acceptable presentation of the content

18-20 barely sufficient test that demonstrates adequate but general knowledge of the subject matter, simple exposition, uncertainties in the application of theoretical concepts

Insufficient test that does not demonstrate adequate acquisition of knowledge of the subject matter that is fragmentary and superficial, with errors in the application of concepts, and poor exposition

Teaching tools

PC, Power Point presentations, audio and video files.

Office hours

See the website of Serena Zuccheri


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.