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In this Certificate, you learn to identify, assess and prioritize financial regulations.

  • Taught by Professors Cheng Long

Contemporary China and Chinese Culture

  • Taught by Professor Cheng Long.
  • Did you know Chinese people represent almost a quarter of all humanity?
  • This Certificate will help you better understand a powerful demographic in the global workplace.
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Understand the World’s
Largest Population.
Be a Global Leader.

1.4 billion people living in China and 50 million more Chinese living across the world represent almost a quarter of all humanity. This Certificate will help you develop an understanding of the growing Chinese culture and contemporary China, as well as basic social skills for effective interactions socially and professionally.

This non-credit Certificate has three Units so you can easily fit the learning into your personal schedule.

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Start Dates: August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

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Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China
当代中国概况

Fundamental Knowledge of Contemporary China 当代中国概况: In this Unit, you will learn the foundation of contemporary Chinese culture. Spanning geography, economics, politics, literature, philosophy and art, contemporary China can only be accurately described and presented through an understanding of the history of the Chinese people.

You will learn to:

  • Understand the basic tenets of Chinese culture.
  • Connect historical perspectives to contemporary Chinese culture.
  • Prepare to participate in popular Chinese culture.


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Social Interaction in China 中国的社会交往

Social Interaction in China 中国的社会交往: In this Unit, you will gain an understanding of social interactions in China. Relationships are developed through the values and history of the Chinese people. Customs and family will be a central theme to be presented and explored. The Unit will conclude with a practical do’s and don’ts approach to social interaction with the Chinese people.

You will learn to:

  • Identify key Chinese festivals and customs.
  • Participate appropriately in Chinese customs.
  • Compare and contrast the values and customs of marriage and family in China with western norms.
  • Develop a social network strategy to building relationships in China.
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of Chinese social interaction.

Professional Interaction in China 中国的职场交际

Professional Interaction in China 中国的职场交际: In this Unit you will learn the basics of professional interaction in China through understanding professional values, culture and norms. You will also develop an important skill set to move into negotiating and developing agreements. The Unit will conclude with a practical do’s and don’ts approach to professional interaction in China.

You will learn to:

  • Recognize the basics of professional culture in China.
  • Practice effective Chinese professional communication strategies.
  • Compare the differences in Chinese business structure, management and relationships with western approaches.
  • Develop strategies for negotiations and how to develop agreements with Chinese professionals.
  • Understand the do’s and don’ts of Chinese professional interaction.


Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organizations, including those planning a career in:

  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • International Business
  • Business Ownership
  • Engineering
  • Operations
  • International Finance
  • Project Management
  • Service Development
  • Politics
  • Foreign Services
  • International Education

Professor

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Cheng Long, 程龙

Dr. Cheng Long is a master’s program professor at Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). His main areas of research include history of cultural exchange, international Chinese language education history, Chinese history and Chinese geography. Dr. Cheng is a published author, has presided at a Postdoctoral Science Foundation project at Peking University and participated in more than 10 projects involving the Ministry of Education, National Natural Science Foundation and the Beijing Social Science Foundation.

Beijing Language and Culture University

*Ranked #1 | Chinese Language and Culture*

BLCU is the only university of its kind in China that offers Chinese language and culture courses to international students.

BLCU also enrolls students specializing in foreign languages and other humanities and social sciences subjects, as well as training teachers of Chinese as a foreign language. As a result, a large number of international students from many countries study with BLCU and thus it is often called a "Mini United Nations".

BLCU currently offers 7 areas of study: literature, economics, law, engineering, history, education and management and has established cooperative relations with over 301 universities in 51 countries. BLCU has established the Harvard-Beijing Academy with Harvard University, the School of Bangkok in Thailand and the School of Tokyo in Japan.

Earning a Certificate in Contemporary China and Chinese Culture from the BLCU really sets you apart. You will learn about a growing world population from a most prestigious cultural institution which adds validated strength to your career, LinkedIn profile and your next job interview.



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Course Rules

Question Policy
How is the Short Course Certificate designed? Each Certificate Course is specialized content from a top university and contains three Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of all three Units, you must pass a Certificate Final Exam in order to earn the Short Course Certificate.
How is the Short Course Certificate Unit graded? The Units are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 80% to pass. Students will need to pass the end of Certificate exam to complete and receive the Certificate.
How many times can I take an end of Unit quiz in the Short Course Certificate? The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times.
How many times can I take the Short Course end of Certificate exam? Students have two attempts to pass the end of Certificate final exam. Students who do not achieve the required minimum score of 80% by the second attempt will not pass the Course and will not receive a Certificate.
How long do I have to complete the Short Course Certificate Unit? You will have four weeks to finish the Short Course Certificate. There is an optional two week extension.
What if I signed up for the wrong Certificate? (What is the refund policy?) Your satisfaction is our goal. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you will have 3 days from the start date of the class by which to request a refund for the Short Course Certificate. However, please note that if you have accessed more than one lesson/module/topic’s work of content, no refund will be given. For assistance please contact usc@montgomerycollege.edu.
What if I have a technical or policy question? Please email help@paragonedu.com.
Will I receive credit for this Course? This will appear on your Montgomery College transcript as a non-credit, complete/incomplete certificate. You will not receive course credit from the providing university. Upon successful completion of the Short Course Certificate, Montgomery College will issue you a certificate of completion.