Program Details

Gain a rich understanding of Taiwan while having the opportunity to meet some of Taiwan’s leading poets, novelists, directors, and scholars. Experience internationally renowned sites, such as the National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, and night markets.
Location:
Taipei, Taiwan
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/27/2013 End Date: 7/25/2013

Taiwan has produced some of the greatest Chinese literature and film. It’s also known for its unique blend of tradition and modernity—a thriving IT industry existing side by side with the ancient tea ceremony, the second tallest skyscraper in the world existing side by side with Buddhist temples and Daoist shrines. We’ll study Taiwan film and literature at National Taiwan University in Taipei and meet some of the country’s leading poets, novelists, directors, and scholars. We’ll take field trips to internationally renowned sites, such as the National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, and night markets. Students will gain a rich understanding of Taiwan that can only come from immersion in the culture.

Courses
Chinese 109G (4 units): Topics in Chinese Literature (in English) (4)
Prerequisite: depending on topic, course 10, 11, 104, 106, 107, or a course in Chinese history. Topics in Chinese literature. (G) the literature of twentieth-century Taiwan.
AND
Chinese 198 (4 units): Directed Group Study

Gain a rich understanding of Taiwan while having the opportunity to meet some of Taiwan’s leading poets, novelists, directors, and scholars. Experience internationally renowned sites, such as the National Palace Museum, Longshan Temple, and night markets.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Taiwan is an island nation of about 36,000 square kilometers located off the coast of southeastern China, southwest of Okinawa and north of the Philippines. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato.In the whole of Pacific this island is regarded as one of the most beautiful. Taiwan has green forests and exotic mountains that stand up erect over the greenery. Taiwan is one of the best visited places in the world With the collection of waterfalls, hillsides, hot springs and lakes. Taiwan actually boasts some very impressive scenic sites, and Taipei is a vibrant center of culture and entertainment. The island is also a center of Chinese pop culture with a huge and vibrant entertainment industry.Its historical culture consisting of the beautiful pagodas and the temples. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. This city is popular for Yangmingshan National Park. Taiwanese people are extremely friendly, and standards of hospitality are high. Taipei is the capital and the political, economic, financial, a

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