Virtual Hong Kong: New World, Old Traditions

Academy
Futurelearn
Kurzbeschreibung
Discover Hong Kong, its people, culture and customs with this free online course using 360° video and virtual reality.
Kursarten
E-Learning

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Kursinhalt

Discover Hong Kong, its people, culture and customs.

As a melting pot of Eastern and Western characteristics, Hong Kong has experienced a unique history from Chinese immigration to colonization by the British to the subsequent transformation into a Special Administration Region of China.

We’ll go on a journey around Hong Kong, using 3D virtual reality, exploring its history, culture and some of its distinguished traditions.

East-meets-West style can be seen in every aspect of the city including architecture, traditions and cuisine - this offers unique experiences and challenges for those living and working there.

No prior knowledge is necessary. We welcome anyone interested in:

  • culture, history, religion, and society,
  • a new immersive learning experience (VR), and
  • Hong Kong and China.

You can take part in this course without needing special equipment. However, to get the best experience we will encourage you to try the low-cost personal virtual reality device called Google Cardboard, in combination with your smartphone.

Don’t worry - we will explain how to do this.

Kursziele
Describe Hong Kong’s traditional buildings and cultural events through a unique, virtual reality immersive learning experience,Identify social and cultural characteristics of Hong Kong as a city where East meets West with a unique legacy of traditions, beliefs, and folklore,Compare the social and cultural changes in Hong Kong taking place through the transformation of traditions in different stages: from the mid-nineteenth century to World War II; post-war to 1997; and from 1997 to the present,Explore the traditional Chinese concepts of Heaven, Earth and Mankind and their influence on folk beliefs in Hong Kong,Reflect on the co-existence of eastern and western values in Hong Kong and their impact on modern-day life
Anforderungen
No prior knowledge is necessary. We welcome anyone interested in: + culture, history, religion, and society, + a new immersive learning experience (VR), and + Hong Kong and China.
Kurssprache
Englisch