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This program will explore world cultures, science and health through the eyes of food. Of special interest will be the development of Chinese food culture. In addition to the classroom, the course will consist of visits and local presentations on the historical development of Chinese food production. Students will also be presented with the basic sciences that modern food science uses in its study of food and culture. The course will be located at Jiangnan University, Wuxi. Its School of Food Science & Technology is the #1 food science program in China. Wuxi is located midway between Shanghai and Nanjing and is just south of the Yangtze River. It has a rich history of over 3,000 years and is the birthplace of the Wu culture. Wuxi is also dubbed “little Shanghai” because of its close proximity to the city and its fast urbanization and booming economy. http://summerabroad.ucdavis.edu

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A taste of china info session compressed

  1. 1. UC Davis Summer Abroad “A Taste of China” 2014 Charlie Shoemaker Food Science & Technology UC Davis
  2. 2. 1985 Wuxi China
  3. 3. 2014 UC Summer Abroad “A Taste of China” This course will explore world cultures, science and health through the eyes of food. Of special interest will be the development of Chinese food culture. In addition to the classroom, the course will consist of visits and local presentations on the historical development of Chinese food culture.
  4. 4. 220-240 VAC
  5. 5. Tea in China: Different types of tea Black tea – “fermented” Oolong tea – “semi-fermented” Green tea – “not fermented” Fermentation of tea is more accurately described as oxidation which is caused by enzymes, since the process involves oxidation of phenolic compounds and not fermentation by microorganisms
  6. 6. Spirit in Chinese tea Ceremony “ 和” : moderation “ 静” : quite “ 怡” : happy “ 真” : true
  7. 7. Shanghai
  8. 8. Student development Study abroad can be transformative for its participants. Among the outcomes often cited are improvement in critical thinking skills, cross-cultural skills and perspectives, tolerance for ambiguity, self-confidence, independence, flexibility, self- knowledge, appreciation of difference, reevaluation of personal values, new direction and skills for job/career path, and new perspectives on American society and culture and on the US role in the world. •Intercultural training •Required journaling •Opportunities for local engagement •Host-country dorm roommates, or other integrated living situations •Career-related opportunities •Appropriate mechanisms for fostering independence and self-direction •Re-entry
  9. 9. The following topics are covered in the Program Specific Guide (PSG), which you can download from your Summer Abroad account: • • • • • • • • • • Preparing to Travel to your destination Advice from Instructor and Past Participants Practical Notes Resources for Students Personal Travel Health and Safety Money Advice Communication Accommodations, Meals, and Classroom Upon Arrival - getting from the airport to your program site Important Contact Information • Cross-Cultural Training • Language Preparation Resources • Academics
  10. 10. UC Davis SmartSite • All notes and other course information will be posted on UC Davis Smart. • https://smartsite.ucdavis.edu
  11. 11. For more info, visit summerabroad.ucdavis.edu

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