This multidisciplinary, three-week China field seminar from June 19 to July 10, 2011 is open to college and university humanities and social science teachers at two-year and four-year colleges and universities. It co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii; the Ministry of Education in China; and Peking University. The field seminar will focus on modern Chinese history, culture and politics.
An excursion into Northeast China will be bracketed by several days in Beijing and Shanghai. In Northeast China (dongbei), participants will visit Harbin considered one of China’s most beautiful cities, Daqing noted for its oil, gas and petrochemical industries, and Yanji, a city just across the border from North Korea. The cultural contributions of Chinese-Korean and Chinese-Russian minorities will be studied and experienced.
The program is generously funded by the Chinese Ministry of Education and a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Participants are responsible for their international airfare and a $750 program fee. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2011.
For a detailed description of the program and application information, please see the ASDP website at: www.eastwestcenter.org/education.
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