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Colorado College in China

Summer 2009 Every other summer, students from CC travel with Professor Hong Jiang to China. The six week course includes 4 1/2 weeks of study at Fudan University in Shanghai, considered the Princeton of the East. There, students are placed into the appropriate Chinese course for daily instruction. Additionally, there are afternoon and evening activities that the school holds for students to understand Chinese culture as well.

This course will provide students an opportunity to study Chinese language and culture in five major Chinese cities, where explorations of culture and daily life will be an integral component of the course. The students will visit famous historical sites and gardens, observe local enterprises, view traditional Chinese art, attend various cultural performances and become acquainted with Chinese families. After studying in Shanghai, students will travel to Xi'an, Wutai Mountain, and Beijing.

Japanese Culture in Japan

Taking a break on Mt. Fuji, summer 2007 This course presents a critical appreciation of Japanese icons (Shintoism, Buddhism, budo, samurai, haiku poetry, tea ceremony, kabuki theater, and rice) that scrutinizes how cultural practices and institutions have evolved and been adapted to symbolize Japan, both by Japanese and foreign observers. We will study these topics first-hand in a number of locations in Japan. We will particularly examine how Japanese traditions have been re-created or "invented," especially during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). How do they continue to evolve?

After studying Japanese "traditions" and their historical context, you will have a better understanding of media representation and academic analysis of Japan. all class readings, discussion, and writing will be in English.  Course not taught every year. Course length: 3 weeks. Preference will be given to those who have studied Japanese language (2 blocks at CC or the equivalent) OR one course about Japan.


CC Asian Studies Program: Semester in Asia: Shanghai Spring Semester 2016

Four blocks of Chinese language, literature, religion and history, taught by Hong Jiang, Fanny Zhang (GREAL), David Gardiner (Religion), and John Williams (History) at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. All applications are welcome; priority will be given to those who will begin the program at the intermediate level or above. Application maybe found at

CC in Asia: Japan