Beginner's Guide to Classic Books


By Sophie Zhang & Rebecca Zhang

September 19, 2018

In order to feed and nourish the SDJU style of teaching and learning, encourage the University’s teachers to act as guides to serve the culture furtherance mission, and cultivate our students’ interests in and habits of reading classic books, we are launching a project ‘A beginner’s guide to classic books’ in the autumn of 2018.

A series of seminars will be presented by lecturers and professors from the School of Marxism, who are to recommend a big catalogue of greatest value. During the presentations, the exposition concerning the content of the books will be explicated, the uses to which the literature is to be put will be discerned, and the effect of their application shall be judged by examples. Students will be guided to bring to consciousness imagination, relief and happiness, reflect to know better of themselves and surrounding people, and live a healthier life.

Questions will be enthusiastically welcomed, and the discussions will be moderated by patience and meticulous answers.

The method of online registration and discussion through WeChat is adopted. To ensure efficiency and pertinence in addition to popularity, there is a limited number of attendants – fifteen.

Every book has a different commemorative stamp and the signature of its guiding teacher on it as well, which endows it of all these books with a respective meaning.

Classic books in SDJU libraries

Les Misérables / Victor Hugo; translated by Yu Min Li

Lingang Library - I565.44/Y748-31:1, I565.44/Y748-31:2

Psychology and life / Richard J. Gerrig and Philip G. Zimbardo; translated by Lei Wang, etc.

Lingang Library - B84/G322

Sapiens: a brief history of mankind / Yuval Noah Harari; translated by Jun Hong Lin

Literary Library - K02-49/H316-1

The 7 habits of highly effective people / Steven R. Covey; translated by Shu Xin Gu, etc.

Lingang Library - B848.4-49/K244, F270-49/K244