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Study Tour to China sponsored by CSI/CUNY. Visited six cities starting with Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, and Xi'an

Study Tour to China sponsored by CSI/CUNY. Visited six cities starting with Hong Kong, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing, Beijing, and Xi'an

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    In the Year of the Pig, 2007, Part I In the Year of the Pig, 2007, Part I Presentation Transcript

    • In the Year of the Pig: Postcards from China, 2007 Faculty Study Tour: Part I World on Wednesday Presentation By Participant Prof. Wilma Jones, Chief Librarian February 2008
    • Study Tour of Six Cities in CHINA
      • Six Cities
        • Hong Kong
        • Shanghai
        • Suzhou
        • Nanjing
        • Beijing
        • Xi’an
    • Introducing my fellow travellers on the study tour
    • Ann Helm, Leader, Director of the Center for International Services, greets Fullbright Scholar
    • David Gordon, Prof. of Chinese History, Bronx Community College
    • Tom Lo, Graduate Admissions Officer, Baruch College
    • Cate Marvin, Prof. of English, CSI
    • Michael Daniels, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, CSI
    • Allison Douglas-Chicoye, Director, Transfer Services, LaGuardia Community College
    • Zavi Baynes, Career Advisor, Brooklyn College Rosa Kelley, Foreign Student Advisor, CSI Catherine Lavendar, Prof. of American History, CSI
    • Cuihua Zhang, Prof. of Computer Science, N.E. Lakeview College, TX
    • And… Wilma Jones, Chief Librarian, CSI
    • Our Leaders in CHINA
    • Jun Zhou, Director, Beijing Epoch Training Company
    • In Hong Kong
      • Our Hosts from
      • Hong Kong – American Center, Dr. Glenn Shive, Director
      • City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Associate Dean of Administration
    • In Nanjing: Dr Yang, Prof. of Linguistics
    • Our Bus Driver – In Shanghai, Suzhou, and Nanjing
    • Some background info
      • About CHINA
    • CHINA opened its door to the world in 1978… and its financial industry in 1994
      • In 1994:
        • 1000 manufacturing industries
        • 58 Banking industries
        • 321 financial industries
      • In 2004:
        • 8590 manufacturing industries
        • 534 banking industries
        • 532 financial industries
      CHINA – 10 year span
    • Further about the economy…
      • U.S. is the 2nd largest investor in China.
      • Hong Kong is 1 st
      • Japan is 3 rd
    • Since 1994,
        • 75% of U.S. manufacturing done in China
          • Includes automobiles (GM), white utilities, white appliances, and computer materials
        • 9% of U.S. banking done in China
    • And politically…
      • One state – CHINA
      • Two political systems
        • Communism in mainland China & minimalist democracy in Hong Kong
    • Education Reform since 1978
        • Academic institutions are responding to pressure by market driven forces
        • Private / for-profit institutions competing with traditional institutions
    • Education Reform …
        • Online institutions competing with traditional radio- and television-based educational institutions
    • Greetings from Hong Kong
    • We flew in on July 8, 2007, at the end of Hong Kong’s week long celebration of the 10 th Anniversary of their integration with China (June 30, 1997)
    • HONG KONG: 2 nd Largest Container Port in the World
    • Hong Kong reminded us of NY City
        • Subways & ferries connect the islands of Hong Kong
        • A bustling city of 7 million people, & 25 million tourists/yr
    • Hong Kong at Night
    • We visited
      • The City University
      • of
      • Hong Kong
    • City University of Hong Kong
      • 25,000 students, 12000 are self-financed
      • 1036 full time faculty
      • School of Continuing Education programs populated by mainland graduate Chinese students
    • City University of Hong Kong Students, now studying at CSI
    • To Shanghai Known as the Financial headquarters of China
    • Greetings from Shanghai
    • Shanghai meets New Shanghai (spectacular buildings since 1997) across the Huang Pu River
    • SHANGHAI
      • Population of 13.5 million
      • Largest seaport in mainland China
      • Home to VW, Mercedes, GM, and the “Chery,” China’s first automobile
    • Shanghai’s skyline at night -- spectacular!
    • The familiar…everywhere
    •  
    •  
    • We visited
      • Shanghai University
    • Shanghai University
      • Home to 55,023 studts; 3010 faculty
      • Exchange programs with CSI
    • Learning Commons, SU Library
    • Residential Halls at SU – holds 90% of students
    • VP of Student Affairs, SU 2003 Exchange Scholar to CSI
    • Mike Daniels with Students at Shanghai University
    • Basketball Team at SU (Who said there were no tall people in China?)
    • Dorm room at Shanghai U.
    • By bus we traveled 2hrs to the 3rd city on our schedule, SUZHOU (pronounced “Sue-Joe”)
    • A town of 6 million people, SUZHOU is a city caught between maintaining the traditional while modernization raps on the door incessantly
    • Hence, in SUZHOU, we saw progressive education programs
    • Suzhou Provincial High School
    • School for Children with special needs
    • Ping-Pong Olympic Training Camp
    • Library at Suzhou Industrial Park
    • Also industries everywhere in SUZHOU
    • Silk Worm Factory
    • Silk Embroidery Research Institute
    • Carpet Factory in Suzhou. Exports primarily to Japan and U.S.
    • Pottery Factory
    • Suzhou is also known for its spectacular traditional Chinese gardens Former retreats for the educated and the wealthy
    • The Humble Administrator’s Garden
      • Four elements used in the design of a classic garden:
      • water, rock, plants, and architecture
    •  
    • A window into the world outside
    • A picture within a picture
    • Path ways and Hall ways
    • … even the restroom
      • SUZHOU is also home to
      • I.M. Pei,
      • Chinese Architect in the U.S. famous for glass buildings
      • Hancock Tower, Chicago
      • JFK Library, Boston
      • Louvre Pyramid, Paris
    • I.M. Pei Museum, Suzhou
    • Agricultural farms surround SUZHOU
    • Zucchini’s hanging from the trestles
    • Female farmers
    • Male farmers
    • Ducks, Pheasants, Peacocks…
    • Lotus, the national plant of China, everywhere…
    • By bus…on to Nanjing
      • Ancient Capital of CHINA for 6 dynasties, ending in 1911
      • Population of 8.2 million
    • Greetings from Nanjing
      • Home to Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum
      • Surrounded by the Purple Mountains
      • Home of the Yangtze River
    • City Wall of Nanjing
      • 75% of 20 miles of its City wall mostly intact, with 13 gates
    • We visited
      • Nanjing University --
      • One of the most prestigious universities in China, est. 1902
    • Nanjing University
      • Known for its
        • School of Foreign Studies
        • Center for Chinese & American Studies, co-founded with Johns Hopkins U.
      • 41,600 students
    • Nanjing University Library, holds 4 million volumes
    • Just around the corner, House of Pearl Buck, Author of The Good Earth .
      • Off to sight-seeing in Nanjing…
    • Nanjing Public Library
    • Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum
      • We climbed 376 steps up to the Mausoleum on one of the hottest days (some ran up to the theme of ROCKY !)
    • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925)
      • Chinese revolutionary leader
      • Brought down the Qing Dynasty in 1911
    • Also in NANJING
      • The City experienced the bloodiest battle between Japan and China in 1937, now known as the Rape of Nanking in 1937
      • – 400,000 people killed
      • End of Part I