Ships (Part 1)
date_range Starts on June 8, 2020
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This course is based on China’s traditional marine culture and focuses on ship and 13 first-level disciplines. It learns from famous traditional Chinese ships such as “the canoe of Cross-Lake Bridge” and holds fast to its commitments to ships civilization proposed in I Ching. By building Big Ship Theory”, it guides people to recognize the humanistic connotation of “ships” and drive to a better place.

For example, the first part, Ship and Philosophy, focusing on the Canoe of Cross-Lake Bridge, illustrates the original aspiration of building ships enshrined in Chinese famous phiosophic work I Ching, “They hollowed out trees to form canoes; they cut others long and thin to make oars. Thus arose the benefit of canoes and oars for the help of those who had no means of interconnection with others.” This canoe is named after the Cross-Lake Bridge relics excavated in Hangzhou, China in 2002, which belongs to 8000 years ago. It is also the oldest canoe that has been evacuated in China and even in Asia. Thus it is known as the First Canoe in China and the First Canoe in Asia.

The last part, Ships and Art, focuses on two objects: the 9 pieces of “Picture Scrolls of Tang Ships and Lan Ships” collected by New York Public Library and 12 pieces of “Pictures of Tans Ships” at Matsuura Historical Museum, Nagasaki. They illustrate the art design’s philosophy explained in Chinese classics including Chuang Tzu, which is though crafted by humans yet still natural and pure: craftsmen outperform rulers and compasses, whose skills function and change naturally with the objects, needless to focus. Hence their minds are undivided and free from restrictions.

In a word, the course “Ship” is consistent with the Big Ship Theory. In the context of the Eastern philosophy, it integrates ship with various fields, fully embodying the free and spontaneous image of ship. The course enables us to reconsider the connotation of the new maritime civilization, contributing to a jointly-built maritime community of a shared future.

 

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Prerequisite

This course is open to all with no prerequisites. Before learning the second part, you must learn the first part.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1: CHAPTER I SHIP AND PHILOSOPHY
  • Week 2: CHAPTER II SHIP AND ECONOMICS
  • Week 3: CHAPTER III SHIP AND LAW
  • Week 4: CHAPTER IV SHIP AND EDUCATION
  • Week 5: CHAPTER V SHIP AND LITERATURE
  • Week 6: CHAPTER VI SHIP AND HISTORY
  • Week 7: CHAPTER VII SHIP AND SCIENCE
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Instructors

SUN JIANPING
Jianping Sun is the course director as well as the lecturer of the course of Ships. As the lecture of maritime economics and management of Dalian Maritime University, his teaching achievements include: 1. The high-quality video demonstration class of Liaoning province in 2013: Sinology and Management-The Traditional Culture Path of Maritime Power 2. First prize of 2017 Liaoning province 21st Education and Teaching Information Contest 3. Second prize of 2017 Liaoning province “Promote Socialist Core Values, Build Our Chinese Dream” Excellent Online Audio-Visual Programs Contest 4. First Prize of 2017 DMU 3rd Multi-Media Courseware Contest His academic achievements include: 1. Basic Archives of Chinese Navigation History (Overseas Volume) (picture volume), Ministry of Transport, 14.4 2. Researches on Artic Routes, National Nature Science, involved 3. Analysis of the Geopolitical Game Mechanism of Arctic Routes, World Regional Studies, 2011.3.15, the second author 4. Analysis of Sino-Australian Trade Cooperation Based on Dependence and Complementarity, Inquiry into Economic Issues, 2011.9.1, the second author 5、Research on the Methods of Implementing On-Site Management in Tobacco Enterprises, Economic Perspective (Mid Term), 2011.1.15, the first author

JIANG XIN
Jiang Xin, graduated from the Communication Department of Simon Fraser University in Canada. She has many years of overseas study, work and life experience, and research interests in cross-cultural communication.

Part 1 focuses on seven themes: SHIP AND PHILOSOPHY, SHIP AND ECONOMICS, SHIP AND LAW, SHIP AND EDUCATION, SHIP AND LITERATURE, SHIP AND HISTORY, and SHIP AND SCIENCE. Course start : June 8, 2020

Part 2 covers six topics: SHIP AND ENGINEERING, SHIP AND AGRICULTURE, SHIP AND MEDICINE, SHIP AND MILITARY SCIENCE, SHIP AND MANAGEMENT and SHIP AND ART.

This MOOC is produced by Dalian Maritime University
Dalian Maritime University (hereinafter referred to as "haida") is a polytechnic University directly under the Ministry of Transport, which is characterized by shipping and has multidisciplinary comprehensive development. It is one of the maritime universities recognized by the International Maritime Organization. DMU has a long history and is the result of the merger of only three shipping colleges and universities in China during the 40-year period from late Qing Dynasty to the founding of new China. The school is now affiliated to the Ministry of Transport. It is a university jointly established by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Transport, Liaoning Province, Dalian City, the National "211 Project" University, and the National "Excellent Engineer Training Program".

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