Cultural Arts Courses

China has one of the oldest civilizations in the world and it has an archaic story over five thousand years. CCAI achieve this through a variety of arts programs that allow students, Asian, non-Asian and adopted, to learn, study, practice and enjoy the unique arts and cultural heritage of China. Students also feel very curious to know about that. 

  1.  Cultural Heritage and Museology 
  2.  Preservation Techniques of Cultural Relics
  3.  Archaeology
  4.   Labor and Social Security
  5.   Philosophy of Science and Technology

1) Cultural Heritage and Museology

Cultural Heritage and Museology program cultivates compound talents who can be committed in the management of cultural relics and museum, research work. Cultural heritage and museology trains senior specialized talents with systematic knowledge of cultural relics, museology, can be engaged in government administration of cultural relics and research institutions, numerous cultural relics and art business unit, customs, news publishing, museums and exhibition unit, department of archaeology, education and other units for cultural relics and museum management and research work.

Students mainly study the basic theory and basic knowledge of cultural relics, museology, receive the basic training of extensive knowledge in history, art, culture, science, and technology, have the basic ability of relics, appreciation, research and cultural affairs management. 

2) Preservation Techniques of Cultural Relics 

Preservation Techniques of Cultural antiquity is inclusive professional knowledge, including the production, protection of cultural relics and prevention and control related science and technology, material properties, operating techniques and a variety of survey, detection, etc.

In the freezing process, cultural relics go through the destruction of the 2 factors: 

1) the destruction of humans. Such as the ancient architecture, ancient tombs,grotto temple were burned by the war  were removed or improper service have lost their original features ; copper iron, calligraphy and painting, ceramics, wood lacquer ware  etc. for protection, improper handling is damaged.

2) Wind, rain, earthquake, light, pest, thunder, electricity, fire,mildew and other natural factors on the  demolition of cultural relics.

There are 3 few technologies for cultural relics which are listed as below:

a) Protection Technology : Cultural relics protection should follow the policy of inhibition first and reservation as a supplement. Moisture proof, anti leakage, anti fire, ant lightning, anti earthquake and so on of fixed artifacts mainly depend on engineering technology to solve, while pest and bird proof mainly take mix way of the engineering technology and chemical treatment.

Pollution of air dust, sulfur dioxide and sulfur mixture on cultural relics surpass the standards directed by the state, shall be erased from the pollution source, within the scope of the national standard license should be green environment, reduce pollution, and to rigidly  control new pollution sources. Dismiss able cultural relics protection should first pay attention to museum warehouse and display room of moisture-proof, shock proof, mildew and other protective measures, then all kinds of cultural relics of various  texture severally for protection, such as copper and iron rust, anti weathering of brick stone cultural relics, silk paper anti mildew, anti moth, anti aging etc.

b) Repair Technology: The whole crooked wooden buildings should be reinforced after being hit right. Local Damaged components should tick up, then pier. A large element of rotten void , use dull polyester resin and other polymer materials in augmentation, if spoiled serious, change according to the original.

c) Detection Technology:  Detection technology is mainly used for observing traces of wrecked cultural relics, analysis of chemical composition of texture and resolution of the age. Testing commonly uses X-ray and ultrasonic; texture analysis commonly used in electron microscopy, electron microscope survey ;cultural relics of the chemical composition of commonly used spectral and mass spectrometer analysis; vague and display contrast and very small ink painting,embrace the method of infrared photography; wood containing carbon material available carbon 14 dating; ceramic tiles and others can use heat release light for determination of the age.

Training Objectives :

This program directs to train senior complete specialized personnel who can correctly hold the cultural relics protection necessary for history, math and other subjects basic knowledge, master general cultural science, museum studies, archaeology of basic knowledge; correctly grab the basic analysis of technology for the protection of cultural relics, general system , methods and steps, rightly finish the actual operation, with the scientific analysis  ability of ordinary cultural relics protection technology, can be engaged in scientific research and practical work of cultural relics protection, as well as professional management aspects of liberal arts, science, engineering crossing.

 Training Requirements :

Cultural relics defense is designed to stop the destruction of cultural relics for the role of the forces of nature, and cultural relics have different basic  materials, cultural relics protection needs the use of a variety of natural science methods, cultural relics fix personnel must have certain knowledge of history and artistic accomplishment, so cultural relic conservation science is not only versatile but also comprehensive discipline.

Main Courses :

Introduction to protection of cultural relics, protection of inorganic matter cultural relics, protection of organic matter cultural relics,cultural relic protection material, introduction to earthen ruins protection, cultural relics material analysis, cultural relics protection and restoration experiment, field archaeology technology conservation of wall paintings,the protection of ancient buildings,collections of cultural relics and environment, low-temperature technology and application, computer principle and application,general physics, network application foundation, management information system,engineering mechanics, higher mathematics, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analysis chemistry, China ancient history, general theory of China archaeology, cultural relics conspectus, introduction to museology, etc.

Knowledge and Skills :

a. Master the primary  knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry and the general knowledge of historical and cultural relics and archaeology.
b. Master the practical operation skills of application of cultural relics protection materials, materials analysis and cultural relics protection and repair.

c. Have a certain understanding of social sciences, the humanities, the natural sciences.

d. With a strong sense of innovation, creativity and practical ability.
e. With the ability to engage in the study of historical relics and the ability in oral and written expression.

Similar Programs :

History, world history, museology, ethnology,  archaeology, cultural relics protection technology, sociology.

Employment Direction :

The graduates can be occupied in the culture, cultural relics, environmental protection, construction, natural science, public security, customs, tourism and scientific research departments and universities for education, scientific research, design, development, management and other work.

3) Archaeology 

The aim of archaeology is to understand how and why human behavior has changed over time. Archaeologists look for patterns in the rise of significant cultural events such as the development of farming, the publication of cities, or the slump of major civilizations for clues of why these events occurred. People are curious  in archaeology because they are interested in the past. To them, it’s essential  because they enjoy learning about what things were like for their descendants. For academics, it’s essential because we can attain a greater understanding about how humanity has  extended the current point in time.

Archaeology is a collection of skills for containing data about the past from things that are left in or sometimes on the earth and forgotten. The nature of the data contained generally has to do with the culture of the people who left it behind. On the whole, archaeology deals with non-linguistic information. It answers questions like :

What food did these people eat and where did they get it?  What clothing did they wear?  What structures did they build?  What objects did they make, use, and trade?  Where did their trade goods come from?  What religious activities did they perform?  How did they bury their dead? 

Archaeologists can discover written works, but the people who read and translate them are known as philologists. Of course, it is possible to be both at once. Some Egyptologists (not all) are also archaeologists. Different people have different kinds of  explanation of the proper role of archaeology. Some see it as a science in itself. It is simply a data-gathering method for other fields. In the US, most of the archaeologists work in the field of anthropology.

Archaeology is not just the study of some boring piles of wood, hunks of metal, or random stones found in a field. Archaeology is a lot more than all that’s done. Archaeology helps us to know ourselves as a species, through what we do in the past and now. Combined with anthropology, one can understand how recent tribal peoples lives, and compare that to our successors. We are able to understand how relationships work between various people, groups, and with animals and have worked throughout history. Civilization is all about relationships between different people, and through the archaeological record of ancient villages, towns, cities, we can see how this developed. It’s very interesting, too. Learner can played with human and animal skeletons, held pieces of artwork from the First World War  which are made from old shell cases, dressed in Greek hop lite shield. And that was just at university.  Archaeology is not just holes dug in the ground, it’s the buildings that are left too.  Have you ever enjoyed running around a  primitive castle or a civil war fort? That’s archaeology. 

4) Labor and Social Security

The main objective of this is to provide an in-depth understanding of the changing nature of employment patterns and employment relations,and the way in which different socio-economic, political and institutional factors play a role on the other. The course highlights the conceptual and theoretical issues concerning the functioning and dynamics of work, labour and livelihood. It does so with an insistence on empirical focus on local transformations in the region. In an era of globalization, the growth of the informal sector and informal employment in developed as well as developing nations has been increasing. Hence, how the working class – both in the formal and informal sectors – manage their security needs and these workers are denied the benefits to reduce their deprivation, including convenience from employers, work safety, wages and also state persuade benefits, are the main focus of this course.

The course also focuses on the following features : liberalization and its impact on employment generation, role of trade union and collective bargaining, labour movements, class, caste,rural-urban migration, role of education  and gender in the labour market, the role of corporate governance, occupational safety and health. The course emphasizes on the intense debate surrounding the impact of labour laws on employment generation.  Comparing the need for building experts in the professional world, the course provides training and knowledge related to different methods and data analysis software packages, such as SPSS, STATA, NVivo and ATLAS. The course offers students field vulnerability in terms of fieldwork, internship and writing a dissertation on a labour-related topic.

5) Philosophy of Science and Technology

The Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (HPST) teaches students to examine the sciences, medicine and technology from myriad perspectives, conceptual, historical and social. The  group of scholars includes core faculty and students in History and Philosophy and integrated members in Classics, Political Science, Communication, Anthropology, English, and other disciplines. Together, they draw upon the multiple methods of their disciplines to study the development, functioning, applications, and social and cultural engagements of the sciences.

The program’s courses term from ancient times to the late 20th century, with importance on  :

  • ancient science
  • Renaissance science
  • the Scientific Revolution
  • Enlightenment and transatlantic science
  • history of medicine and the body
  • history and philosophy of biology
  • history and philosophy of modern physics
  • history of the philosophy of science in the modern period
  • gender, science, and technology

Careers : As a graduate with a professional profile, you will be a precious  aid to both the corporate world and the government sector. Graduates will  find employment in the academic world, R&D, consultancy, policy organizations and commercial companies. As a PSTS professional, you will be perfectly  suited for a job in:

  • Policy-making / government (e.g. Cogem, Rathenau Institute)
  • The academic world (e.g. a PhD position)
  • Consultancy (e.g. Tauw: environmental and civil engineering; Technopolis: innovation)
  • Industry / business (e.g. food, textiles, automotive,oil, chemicals, machinery, IT, communication or journalism)
  • Research & Development (e.g.Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands ECN,  Tecnalia Research and Innovation)