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Orthodox Chinese Culture

This course introduces the connection between traditional Chinese characters and Cantonese phrases, on the one hand, and orthodox Chinese culture, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, classical Chinese literature, etc., on the other hand. How the merits of orthodox Chinese and Western cultures are organically combined in Hong Kong, while leaving out their shortcomings, will also be explored.

Orthodox Chinese Culture

This course introduces the connection between traditional Chinese characters and Cantonese phrases, on the one hand, and orthodox Chinese culture, including Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, classical Chinese literature, etc., on the other hand. How the merits of orthodox Chinese and Western cultures are organically combined in Hong Kong, while leaving out their shortcomings, will also be explored.

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Group Classes

5 students

$60 USD per person per hour

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10 students

$40 USD per person per hour

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Private 1 on 1

$120 USD per hour

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Curriculum

Hours Date

To learn the rationale and history behind Chinese characters such as human, benevolence and love.
To learn the rationale and history behind Chinese characters such as heaven, good and five.
To learn elegant and time-honoured Cantonese phrases, such as to have leisure, the young, neighbouring, etc.
To learn about the differential love of Confucianism.
To study the Buddhist concept of void and origin of the Universe with reference to the theories of Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
To learn how the relationship between human beings and nature is viewed in Taoism.
To compare Eastern and Western concepts of the beauty of nature.
To be aware of the valorous or rebellious aspects of Confucianism.
To compare Laozi’s philosophy with Scandinavian culture, particularly regarding environmental protection.
Confucius is not so conservative about sex as many people may presume!
To learn orthodox Chinese culture as preserved in HK with Western characteristics, by examining HK Cantonese operas such as Romance of the Phoenix Chamber.
To learn about the origin and custom of the Mid-autumn Festival.
To learn the legend of a HK kungfu star
To learn the myth about an indigenous fish-like Hong Kong people known as Lo Ting
To appreciate HK pop songs in relation to Western impact

Course Enrollment

Group Class (3-10 students)

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  • USA / Canada
  • Europe
  • Hong Kong
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Schedule

Mon 19 pm - 20 pm, Eastern Standard Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Fri 19 pm - 20 pm, Eastern Standard Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Mon 12:45 pm - 13:45 pm, Central European Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Fri 12:45 pm - 13:45 pm, Central European Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Mon 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Hong Kong Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Mon 18:15 pm - 19:15 pm, Australia Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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Mon 20:15 pm - 21:15 pm, New Zealand Time

4 Sessions

$200 USD per person

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12 Sessions

$540 USD per person

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*Other time slots negotiable by Facebook PM/ Email.Class registration is on first-come, first-serve basis.

For a group class that is already full, late-comers have three options:

  1. To switch to an one-on-one class of another time-slot.
  2. To be re-scheduled to another group class of another time-slot.
  3. To be refunded.

For a group class with less than 3 students enrolled, those who have enrolled have three options:

  1. To switch to an one-on-one class.
  2. To be re-scheduled to another group class of another time-slot.
  3. To be refunded.

Private 1 on 1

$120 USD per hour

Buy Now

Curriculum

Hours Date

To learn the rationale and history behind Chinese characters such as human, benevolence and love.
To learn the rationale and history behind Chinese characters such as heaven, good and five.
To learn elegant and time-honoured Cantonese phrases, such as to have leisure, the young, neighbouring, etc.
To learn about the differential love of Confucianism.
To study the Buddhist concept of void and origin of the Universe with reference to the theories of Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
To learn how the relationship between human beings and nature is viewed in Taoism.
To compare Eastern and Western concepts of the beauty of nature.
To be aware of the valorous or rebellious aspects of Confucianism.
To compare Laozi’s philosophy with Scandinavian culture, particularly regarding environmental protection.
Confucius is not so conservative about sex as many people may presume!
To learn orthodox Chinese culture as preserved in HK with Western characteristics, by examining HK Cantonese operas such as Romance of the Phoenix Chamber.
To learn about the origin and custom of the Mid-autumn Festival.
To learn the legend of a HK kungfu star
To learn the myth about an indigenous fish-like Hong Kong people known as Lo Ting
To appreciate HK pop songs in relation to Western impact