2016 Summer Institute on China

An intensive five-week program (June 13-July 17) for California teachers that combines lectures by university faculty, discussions, instructional strategy planning, curriculum development, an introduction to Chinese language, and the opportunity to explore China firsthand. Teachers will participate in a pre-travel orientation in Los Angeles hosted by UCLA and the Getty Conservation Institute before traveling to China for continued training as guests of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  The 2016 Summer Institute on China program is sponsored by Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA Confucius Institute, and San Mateo County Office of Education in partnership with the Getty Conservation Institute, Huntington Gardens and other regional organizations. 

For over 3,000 years of history, China has engaged other cultures through trade and the exchange of arts, ideas, and technologies. This year's Institute examines China with an eye to its landscape and perspective. Through visits to the ancient and contemporary cities of China (Xi’an, Suzhou), program participants will learn about the global networking and collaborations that transpired along the Silk Road, and see their contemporary manifestations in the dynamic economies of Shanghai and Beijing. A visit to the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang will introduce the history and art of this famed Buddhist site, and the ongoing cultural preservation and conservation efforts that are helping to protect a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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