A summer study program in Beijing
August 2 - September 5, 2009
Travel to Beijing to understand China’s phenomenal rise in the world economy and international arena. The nation is no longer a “hidden dragon” but is amply living up to the notion that the twenty-first century is “China’s century.” The program will look at China's rise to the status of a globalized world power and the effect of this rise on the Chinese. In particular, the phenomenon of the 2008 Olympics will serve as a case study for examining China's presentation of itself to the outside world and the world's reaction. The program includes lectures, readings, discussions, and fieldtrips.
East Asian Studies 191A: Globalization and China (4 units)
East Asian Studies 191B: Beijing and the 2008 Olympics (4 units)
East Asian Studies 191A will examine the evolution of China from a poor, inward-looking nation into a globalized and formidable world power. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and fieldtrips, students will study China’s history, ideology, economy, society, policy, and international relations, with the aim of understanding and interpreting the nation’s rise from both inside-out and outside-in.
Instructor: C. Cindy Fan
, Professor of Geography and Asian American Studies
East Asian Studies 191B will explore how the 2008 Olympic Games have transformed China in general and Beijing in particular. Through lectures, readings, discussions, and fieldtrips, students will study the impacts of the Olympics on past host cities, how China prepared for the Games, how the world received and interpreted Beijing’s performance as host, and what the Olympics mean for the Chinese living and working in Beijing.
Published: Friday, January 16, 2009