So, why China?Chance to study Asian business and cultureTo explore somewhere very differentSee where most of America is made ;-‐)Other than air fare, trip was free (sponsored by a federal education grant)
X= sh -‐-‐-‐-‐ ann)ang = ong like in bong not like tang -‐-‐-‐-‐ Shanghai (Shong hi)Z = j -‐-‐-‐ Hangzhou (Hong Joe)Other interesting facts about spelling:Q = Chee (ex. Qing dynasty sounds like Ching)C = tsU = O
Who went?Students and Professors from UVA, Emory and Henry, and Virginia Intermont
Population: 18+ Million (over 30-‐million during the day when people from outside city come to work). Economic and transportation hub for ChinaLargest Port in the WorldHas two of the largest buildings in the worldHome of 300 of the Global Fortune 500 businesses
Forbidden CityThe Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace fromthe mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.Built from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 survivingbuildings with over 9,990 rooms.
It has been estimated that somewhere in therange of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as partof the centuries-long project of building the wall A local guide said that they were buried in the wall. They call it the
I hiked 4-6+ miles atdifferent points of theWall.
In the Badaling section(touristy section) you found manypeople wanting to sellpostcards.
So, why this long of a wall?to protect the northernborders of the ChineseEmpire from Xiongnuattacks during the rule ofsuccessive dynasties
I visited theMutianyusection whicha verydifferentsection of thewall thanBadaling.
Misty Buell at entrance ofHostel in Hutong area
So how much does stuff cost?Cab ride pretty much any where in the city $4-5Memory Card for Camera $5Tommy Bahamas Shirt $7Back Massage $6Awesome meal (Restaurant like Applebees or Cheddars) $84-star Hotel $40 per night