Program Details

The class is an intensive seminar format in that each week consists of 2 lectures most mornings, with a break between each lecture. Reading material is assigned for each lecture and this will be discussed during the lecture. The afternoons are free for re
Location:
Beijing, China
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Understand modern China through Beijing side trips to Shanghai and Tianjin. This seminar is at once a history lesson that sweeps through essential Chinese events and an act of immersion, a class that is both Socratic and peripatetic: close readings and careful reflections on the China’s powerful cities.

The class is an intensive seminar format in that each week consists of 2 lectures most mornings, with a break between each lecture. Reading material is assigned for each lecture and this will be discussed during the lecture. The afternoons are free for reading and for individual work and exploring. Once a week there is a field trip to sites throughout Beijing that connects with the readings for each week. The weekends are free for exploring further afield and for working on the major assignment (a journal).

Housing, activities, course work, insurance, some meals.
Setting Description:
Accommodation, classroom and library facilities are provided at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC), a study abroad center coordinated by Loyola University, Chicago, based at the University for International Business Economics, Beijing. Founded in 1998, TBC has one of the best libraries for studies on Chinese history as well as extensive experience in coordinating excursions throughout Beijing and China.
Cost:
Please see the Boston College Summer Program website.

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