CHINA IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
The Modernization of an Ancient Nation
JULY 6 – JULY 24, 2008
This study tour offers a unique opportunity for educators to tour China in the company of US and Chinese faculty guides, who will provide insights to the country’s history, art and economic development.
Participants will observe a nation in the midst of rapid change. They will also have an opportunity to see beneath the surface, to meet counterparts and to engage in discussion about the implications of this change and the relationship to cultural traditions and historical events.
In addition to visiting China’s most famous sights, including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, participants will also be taken to see to some of the country’s greatest, frequently overlooked, treasures. The seminar introduces participants to international exchange and study abroad programs in China; and introduces US educators to Chinese educators, at some of China’s most prestigious institutions, for individualized intellectual and personal exchange.
"Hong Kong: One Country, Two Systems" globalization, immigration, education: Introduction to contemporary China and role of this former colony played in shaping relations between China and the Western world. An understanding the importance of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta will serve as a key to understanding Chinese culture, the diversity of Chinese society and salient issues in contemporary China.
"Shanghai: A Model of Modernization" urban renewal, privatization, banking, real estate, trade: Meet faculty at Shanghai University, American students studying international business and Chinese, and Shanghai government leaders. Visit the famous Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and other attractions.
"Suzhou: Balancing Between Tradition and Modernization" education, history, agriculture, tourism, foreign investment: Famous for traditional scholar’s gardens, Suzhou is an ancient and wealthy center of the silk trade.
"Nanjing: Society in Change" population, jobs, public health, social security, housing, ethnic groups, social problems: Nanjing is the host to the CUNY-CCIS Nanjing University program. Meet with university faculty. Visit the Sun Yat-sen memorial and the tomb of the first Ming Emperor, and Presidential Palace.
"Beijing: Inside and Outside the Red Walls" politics, education, science, culture, and diplomacy: Visits to Forbidden City, Lama and Confucian Temples, and Great Wall will blend with briefings by educators and government officials.
Optional visit to Xian, July 25 -28, for an additional charge.
Dr. David Gordon, Professor of History at Bronx Community College/CUNY
Dr. Glenn Shive, Director, Hong Kong America Center
Mr. Jun Zhou, Managing Director, Beijing Epoch Training Co. Ltd.
Mr. Russell Davis, CUNY China Programs Coordinator, College of Staten Island/CUNY
$3,550 ($750 single supplement) includes accommodations, most meals, transportation, tour guides, insurance and fees. Transportation will be by bus, train and air. Participants will arrange international travel themselves and should fly in to Hong Kong and out of Beijing. Payment by check or credit card. $200 non-refundable deposit with application holds space.
*Subject to change
Sponsored by the College of Staten Island/The City University of New York and College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) in cooperation with
the Hong Kong America Center, Shanghai University, Nanjing University, City University of Hong Kong, and Beijing Epoch Training Co. Ltd.
College of Staten Island/CUNY
Center for International Service, 2A-206
2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
studyAB@mail.csi.cuny.edu Tel: 718.982.2100 Fax: 718.982.2108