2016 China Studies International Summer Program
Brighten up your summer with a unique China Studies Program through our partner school, Hangzhou Normal University (HNU).
Founded as a teacher training school in 1908, Hangzhou Normal University has a history of over 100 years, which has bestowed the institution with a glorious tradition of producing first-rate teachers and educators at different levels for the whole Chinese nation. Through a century’s development, the University has now become a comprehensive institution of higher education with a full spectrum of disciplines, covering such areas as arts and sciences, humanities, education, music, engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine and nursing.
The China Studies Program(CSP) at HNU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that combines China Studies courses, visiting E-commerce enterprises, Chinese Kung Fu and field trips.
Language of Instruction: English
Four China Studies courses, Chinese Kung Fu, Three field trips
*There may be the possibility of earning credit. After meeting with the Study Abroad Coordinator you should speak with your Academic Advisor.
How to Apply
1. Meet with the Study Abroad Coordinator, Amy Schoenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Fill out the OIS Study Abroad Application packet and submit the following documents:
- Up to date transcript
- Recommendation letter from the head of the department
- Motivation letter in which you explain why you want to attend this program in one page maximum
- Photocopy of passport (if you have one)
Application deadline: February 28th, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: March 10th, 2016
Course dates: July 4-21st, 2016
RMB 5000 ($800 US Dollars)*
HNU offers single or double rooms (depending on room availability) equipped with private bathrooms, communal kitchens and laundry.
Not Included: Airfare, meals, international health insurance, visa and personal expenses.
*HNU will cover the program expense of the first six eligible applicants.
中国互联网经济（China's Internet Economy）
China's Internet Economy: Internet economy has become a new growth point of China's economy. The content of this course includes the origins and development of China's Internet economy, the application of Internet in various areas of China's economy (retail, finance, healthcare, real estate, etc.), China's leading Internet companies (Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu), the development of mobile Internet in China, the future of China's Internet economy.
中国城镇化发展（Chinese urbanization development）
Chinese urbanization development: China is now vigorously promoting urbanization. This course introduces the process of China's urbanization, the main problems of China’s urbanization and the future of China's new urbanization. The content includes: the development process of China's urbanization, the employment problem of migrant workers, the synchronization problem of land urbanization and population urbanization, Chinese household registration system, the shortage of public service provision, the future development of urbanization with Chinese characteristics.
中国改革开放专题（China’s Reform and Opening）
This course will provide a comprehensive analytical and empirical discussion on China’s economic reform. Two main questions are addressed: How did China implement economic reform? What were the state and society relationships during the reform era? The course first offers a background discussion of China’s politics before the economic reform: the land reform, the Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. Topics included state’s role in economic reform, the local governments, state-owned enterprises, private sectors, and international linkages. After that, the course discusses China’s political development in the context of economic growth.
Chinese Folklore: Folklore is the study of a nation’s inheritance lifestyle and traditional culture. This course includes the origins and characteristics of Chinese folk, Chinese traditional culture, Chinese traditional religion, Chinese traditional art, Chinese imperial examination system, Chinese traditional festival, Chinese traditional etiquette, Chinese food culture. Through this course, students can learn about the history and current situation of Chinese folk, feel the traditional Chinese lifestyle and philosophy of survival, learn more about Chinese history and culture, strengthen the awareness and understanding of the basic national conditions.