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Chinese Traditional Ritual Festivals and Cultural Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language

Author LiJing
Tutor WangYaLin
School Lanzhou University
Course Chinese International Education
Keywords Ritual festivals Ching Ming Festival Ghost Festival Winterclothing section TCFL teaching cases cultural transmission
CLC H195
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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Traditional ritual festivals of China maintain and transmit a lot of good part of Chinese civilization. This article firstly discusses the interaction between the Ching Ming Festival, Ghost Festival; Winter clothing festival with traditional culture, then excavates the cultural connotation of the traditional ritual festival, and ithe sacrificial festival of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism and the Chinese people family, ethics, and so on.Highlighting the status of traditional Chinese ritual festivals in the teaching and dissemination of foreign cultural, then proposing to protect the warm clothing section of the verge of disappearance and the corresponding protective measures taken, which are foreign language and cultural teaching an indispensable factor. Ritual festivals are an important carrier of the spread to foreigners, this article puts Hungry Ghost Festival and Ching Ming Festival as examples for teaching case studies, the purpose is to let foreign students to understand the cultural significance inherent in the Chinese ritual festival better. The article shows that as spreading messenger of the Chinese civilization, TCFL workers need reasonably highlight excellent culture of ritual festivals timely into the teaching, in order to reduce the obstacles of the students’ understanding. These can show the charm of Chinese culture, improve the interest of foreign students in learning Chinese language and culture, and enhance " soft power" of our culture in the international arena.

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