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China Today: Cultural Analysis

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June 5, 2013 - June 21, 2013

Brief Description of Program:

Within the next two decades China will become the biggest economy in the world, and China’s relationship with the United States will continue to grow in importance.  Students in this course will see China’s remarkable development up close and in person. The 1- credit course in the spring will introduce Chinese history, culture, and language, and prepare students for travel in China.  During the 3-credit, 2-week summer trip, students will visit Shanghai, the Daoist scenic & cultural site Wudang Mountain, Xi’an – home of the famous terra-cotta warriors -- and the Great Wall, the Ming tombs, and the Forbidden City in China’s vibrant modern capital, Beijing.  Students will also visit a factory, a village, a university, a typical family in suburban Beijing, and a Daoist hermit.  And to top it all off, fantastic food and world-class shopping!

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Must register for CA 217 for spring semester and CA 218 for summer.


CA 217 is 1 credit and CA 218 is 3 credits for a total of 4 credits.


$3,750 estimate including everything (airfare, housing, meals, tuition, etc.)


Please contact Professors Doug Stiffler, Phil Dunwoody, or Jingxia Yang.

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