Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

27.8.2019 at 12:00 - 30.8.2019 at 12:00


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Mon 9.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 16.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 23.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 30.9.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 7.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 14.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 28.10.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 4.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 11.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 18.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 25.11.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 2.12.2019
16:15 - 17:45
Mon 9.12.2019
16:15 - 17:45

Other teaching

09.09. - 14.10.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
28.10. - 09.12.2019 Mon 16.15-17.45
Donghai Hou, Mariliina Räsänen
Teaching language: Chinese


Students of all programmes and faculties, international students, JOO-students.

Starting level CEFR B2. If you are uncertain about your CEFR level, contact the teacher before signing up. Advanced Chinese 1-2, or have a Chinese vocabulary of 1000 characters.

Chinese Culture 2

After completing the course, students are expected to have increased their Chinese vocabulary through reading, watching and listening to topics on Chinese culture; express their own opinions in Chinese on topics related to Chinese culture; read authentic articles on Chinese media and from books on Chinese culture; make brief presentations and write short essays on Chinese culture.

Topics covering various aspects of Chinese culture will be discussed, such as Chinese history, philosophy, arts, architecture, literature, etc. Topics related to today’s China such as family, education, environment problems, food security, etc. will also be discussed.

Handouts and materials prepared by the teacher and the students.

Reading, listening, video-watching, discussions in groups, presentations, essay-writing, etc.

This is a pass/fail course. Assessment is based on the aspects mentioned under the course learning outcomes. Continuous evaluation: regular and active participation in classroom activities, completion of the assignments, the presentation and the final written work.

This is a teacher-instructed course with 26 hours of contact teaching and 26 hours of independent work. At least 75% class attendance is required in order to get the credits. Submit the final written work and deliver required oral presentation.

Teacher of the course: Mr. Hou Donghai, donghai.hou@helsinki.fi. Office hour: Mon 13-14, Unioninkatu 38A119.

This course is provided by the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.

Advanced Chinese