Chinese Language, Culture, and Business

The course will cover a wide range of topics and will be taught in different forms: lectures, presentations, case studies (Chinese International Companies studies) and cultural activities. During the lectures topics such as basic vocabulary and writing, the Chinese Belt and Road initiative, banking in China, and cultural specificities will be presented. This structure aims to give participants the basic understanding of Chinese culture and business development and challenges ahead when doing business with China.

Art der Vermittlung


Art der Veranstaltung


Empfohlene Fachliteratur

„Insider China” by Lifeng Han with Emma Lejun Wu and Hua Cai.
„Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century“ by Orville Schell and John Delury.
„Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China” by Evan Osnos.

Lern- und Lehrmethode

Lecture, case studies, group discussions, role plays, guest speakers, presentation to members of top management of Chinese companies


Active participation during class & quizzes (20 points)
Homework assignments (20 points)
Presentation and presentation documents (60 points)

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan




International Programme

Akademischer Grad

International Programme

ECTS Credits






Studienjahr, in dem die Lerneinheit angeboten wird


Semester in dem die Lehrveranstaltung angeboten wird

1 WS



Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung

By the end of the course, participants will be able to use their Chinese language skills to have basic conversations about everyday life and business occasion. After the ten sessions, participants will understand China’s economy and culture by discussing current trends that influence China as well as the world. They will learn how to use effective cross- culture communication skills. This will enable them to be more effective in dealing with Chinese companies in their future careers. In addition, they can further improve their Chinese language skills themselves by using the methodology taught in this course.

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltung