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UWRF: China: History, Tradition and Challenge of Modernity
Beijing, China; Luoyang, China; Shanghai, China; Suzhou, China; Wuzhen, China; Xian, China
|Open to:||All UWRF students, Non-UWRF students|
China: History, Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity
Program Overview:This study abroad program will allow its participants to explore Chinese history, culture, and the impact of industrialization and globalization on China and its traditions. By visiting the following cities, the participants will also have the opportunity to see the amazing landscape of China and the major historical sites of one of the world’s most continuous civilizations:
Beijing: political and cultural center of Chinese Empire during the Ming and Qing dynasties and capital city of modern China. It is also the city where the members of the study trip will visit the Great Wall, symbol of Chinese civilization;
Luoyang: one of the capitals for traditional China and a center of Buddhist culture where the famous Longmen Grottoes are located;
Shanghai: one of the financial centers in East Asia and a city epitomizing East-West cultural interactions and their impacts.Paris.
Suzhou: center of China’s silk industry and a city famous for its classical Chinese gardens built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644);
Wuzhen: a scenic water town in South China that showcases China’s effort to preserve ancient townships and their architecture in the midst of rapid modernization;
Xian: ancient capital for several Chinese dynasties including the Tang dynasty and the eastern terminus of the Silk Road. It is also the home of Terra-Cotta Warriors that were excavated in the 1970s;
Location:Students will travel in China to the cities of Beijing, Luoyang, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian and Wuzhen.
Academics:HIST 371--can be taken to meet the University Requirement for Global Perspectives, and requirements for history major/minor, international studies major/minor and Asian studies minor.
Cost:A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Budget Sheets” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
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Housing & Meals:Accommodation is included in the program cost. Students stay in hotels (double occupancy in tourist hotels). All breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners are covered by the program fee.
Travel Arrangements:Accommodation is included in the program cost. Students stay in hotels (double occupancy in tourist hotels). All breakfasts, most lunches and most dinners are covered by the program fee.
Additional Information:Admission to museums and historical sites is provided. Additionally a Chinese visa application and group gratuities are included in the program fee. The deadline for application is Friday, October 18, 2013. A $300 deposit is required.
How to Apply:Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.
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