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Colorado College in China

CC in China- Blocks 7&8

In spring 2020 CC in China will take place in Shanghai & Kunming. Knowledge of Chinese language not necessary.

Block 7 - Professor Hong Jiang will teach CN/PA 250 - Topics in Shanghai Modern: City Cultures and Memories. This course explores Shanghai's vital social and cultural role in the creation of modern China, and covers city unique cultural space and memories, as well as daily life change of city dwellers over time. This course attempts to reveal that history is not built only by large-scale political incidents and social change; history occurs day after day, bit by bit, transforming cultural space and daily lives. Students will have opportunities to visit various city sites and these sites will relate in some was to the assigned readings. Students will stay in the Holiday Inn Express near Fudan University.

Block 8 - Professor Christian Sorace will teach PA203/PA250 - Topics in Politics: Urbanization and Aesthetics in China. Between 2011 and 2013, China poured more concrete than the United States did throughout the entire twentieth century. Nowhere in the modern world has territorial and social transformation been more rapid and comprehensive than in China. This block will explore contemporary Chinese society through the lens of urbanization. Students will live in the Foreign students dormitory at Yunnan University.

The application form should be submitted via Summit. Colorado College students must sign up for the program during their regular pre-registration or by November 8. The program will take place in Blocks 7&8. Submit application here. Prices for 2020 TBD. 

Cost & Billing Information, Blocks 7&8, 2020

Students pay their normal tuition for the semester to Colorado College. There is a program fee (see attached cost & billing information above) which covers all the basic costs, including room & board, visa fees, field trips and flight allowance. Students who live on campus will receive an $850 room credit after you've checked out of your room after Block 6 (communicate EARLY with Residential Life Office to coordinate your check-out). Students on a meal plan will receive a partial refund for Blocks 7 & 8, about a week prior to departure. Don't "save up" meal plan dollars because the refund is actually one half of the meal plan, not what you actually have left unspent after Block 6.

CC in China- Summer Course

Summer 2009Every 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 Japan: Spring Semester 2017

Four blocks of Japanese language, religion/philosophy, and the course "Studying Asia". Professors: Joan Ericson, David Gardiner, Marion Hourdequin, and Jim Matson. See Professor Ericson for questions, JEricson@coloradocollege.edu.