Contents and aims of the student project
The project "China Images in Motion", funded by the Nikolaus Koch Foundation and the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Science, Further Education and Culture, has been offered in cooperation between the subjects of Sinology and Computational Linguistics at the University of Trier since 2015 as an introductory study programme and is aimed at pupils from the 10th grade onwards from the Trier region.
Every school year, lectures by renowned academics, intercultural training and other focus-related workshops are offered.
The research project focuses on the People's Republic of China and its perception in Germany. Stereotypes often determine the image of China. The media, as the central source of information for a large part of the population, play an important role in this. The project therefore aims - in addition to conveying in-depth knowledge about the People's Republic of China, its culture and also the Chinese language - to enable the pupils to work out and critically question prevailing (media) images of China by introducing them to (media) scientific basics and central scientific methods. In doing so, a balanced and objective view of the People's Republic of China is to be gained by learning new and exciting things about the country and its people. Based on the expanded knowledge about the People's Republic and the acquired skills in (media-) scientific working methods, the students become an active part of interdisciplinary research, filter prevailing images of China from the German media and present their results in a professional way. Participation in the student project is rewarded with a certificate.
For more information on the events offered, please see our overview, the schedule for the current project year and our archive for the project year 2015 / 2016 and 2016 / 2017.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact the project coordinator, Carmitha Klink.