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In the Year of the Pig, 2007, Part I


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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

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In the Year of the Pig, 2007, Part I

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Study Tour of Six Cities in CHINA <ul><li>Six Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shanghai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suzhou </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nanjing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beijing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xi’an </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Introducing my fellow travellers on the study tour
  4. 4. Ann Helm, Leader, Director of the Center for International Services, greets Fullbright Scholar
  5. 5. David Gordon, Prof. of Chinese History, Bronx Community College
  6. 6. Tom Lo, Graduate Admissions Officer, Baruch College
  7. 7. Cate Marvin, Prof. of English, CSI
  8. 8. Michael Daniels, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, CSI
  9. 9. Allison Douglas-Chicoye, Director, Transfer Services, LaGuardia Community College
  10. 10. Zavi Baynes, Career Advisor, Brooklyn College Rosa Kelley, Foreign Student Advisor, CSI Catherine Lavendar, Prof. of American History, CSI
  11. 11. Cuihua Zhang, Prof. of Computer Science, N.E. Lakeview College, TX
  12. 12. And… Wilma Jones, Chief Librarian, CSI
  13. 13. Our Leaders in CHINA
  14. 14. Jun Zhou, Director, Beijing Epoch Training Company
  15. 15. In Hong Kong <ul><li>Our Hosts from </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong – American Center, Dr. Glenn Shive, Director </li></ul><ul><li>City University of Hong Kong, Dr. Lindsay Miller, Associate Dean of Administration </li></ul>
  16. 16. In Nanjing: Dr Yang, Prof. of Linguistics
  17. 17. Our Bus Driver – In Shanghai, Suzhou, and Nanjing
  18. 18. Some background info <ul><li>About CHINA </li></ul>
  19. 19. CHINA opened its door to the world in 1978… and its financial industry in 1994
  20. 20. <ul><li>In 1994: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1000 manufacturing industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>58 Banking industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>321 financial industries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 2004: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8590 manufacturing industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>534 banking industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>532 financial industries </li></ul></ul>CHINA – 10 year span
  21. 21. Further about the economy… <ul><li>U.S. is the 2nd largest investor in China. </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong is 1 st </li></ul><ul><li>Japan is 3 rd </li></ul>
  22. 22. Since 1994, <ul><ul><li>75% of U.S. manufacturing done in China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes automobiles (GM), white utilities, white appliances, and computer materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9% of U.S. banking done in China </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. And politically… <ul><li>One state – CHINA </li></ul><ul><li>Two political systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communism in mainland China & minimalist democracy in Hong Kong </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Education Reform since 1978 <ul><ul><li>Academic institutions are responding to pressure by market driven forces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private / for-profit institutions competing with traditional institutions </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Education Reform … <ul><ul><li>Online institutions competing with traditional radio- and television-based educational institutions </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Greetings from Hong Kong
  27. 27. 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)
  28. 28. HONG KONG: 2 nd Largest Container Port in the World
  29. 29. Hong Kong reminded us of NY City <ul><ul><li>Subways & ferries connect the islands of Hong Kong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A bustling city of 7 million people, & 25 million tourists/yr </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Hong Kong at Night
  31. 31. We visited <ul><li>The City University </li></ul><ul><li>of </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong </li></ul>
  32. 32. City University of Hong Kong <ul><li>25,000 students, 12000 are self-financed </li></ul><ul><li>1036 full time faculty </li></ul><ul><li>School of Continuing Education programs populated by mainland graduate Chinese students </li></ul>
  33. 33. City University of Hong Kong Students, now studying at CSI
  34. 34. To Shanghai Known as the Financial headquarters of China
  35. 35. Greetings from Shanghai
  36. 36. Shanghai meets New Shanghai (spectacular buildings since 1997) across the Huang Pu River
  37. 37. SHANGHAI <ul><li>Population of 13.5 million </li></ul><ul><li>Largest seaport in mainland China </li></ul><ul><li>Home to VW, Mercedes, GM, and the “Chery,” China’s first automobile </li></ul>
  38. 38. Shanghai’s skyline at night -- spectacular!
  39. 39. The familiar…everywhere
  40. 42. We visited <ul><li>Shanghai University </li></ul>
  41. 43. Shanghai University <ul><li>Home to 55,023 studts; 3010 faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange programs with CSI </li></ul>
  42. 44. Learning Commons, SU Library
  43. 45. Residential Halls at SU – holds 90% of students
  44. 46. VP of Student Affairs, SU 2003 Exchange Scholar to CSI
  45. 47. Mike Daniels with Students at Shanghai University
  46. 48. Basketball Team at SU (Who said there were no tall people in China?)
  47. 49. Dorm room at Shanghai U.
  48. 50. By bus we traveled 2hrs to the 3rd city on our schedule, SUZHOU (pronounced “Sue-Joe”)
  49. 51. A town of 6 million people, SUZHOU is a city caught between maintaining the traditional while modernization raps on the door incessantly
  50. 52. Hence, in SUZHOU, we saw progressive education programs
  51. 53. Suzhou Provincial High School
  52. 54. School for Children with special needs
  53. 55. Ping-Pong Olympic Training Camp
  54. 56. Library at Suzhou Industrial Park
  55. 57. Also industries everywhere in SUZHOU
  56. 58. Silk Worm Factory
  57. 59. Silk Embroidery Research Institute
  58. 60. Carpet Factory in Suzhou. Exports primarily to Japan and U.S.
  59. 61. Pottery Factory
  60. 62. Suzhou is also known for its spectacular traditional Chinese gardens Former retreats for the educated and the wealthy
  61. 63. The Humble Administrator’s Garden
  62. 64. <ul><li>Four elements used in the design of a classic garden: </li></ul><ul><li>water, rock, plants, and architecture </li></ul>
  63. 66. A window into the world outside
  64. 67. A picture within a picture
  65. 68. Path ways and Hall ways
  66. 69. … even the restroom
  67. 70. <ul><li>SUZHOU is also home to </li></ul><ul><li>I.M. Pei, </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Architect in the U.S. famous for glass buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Hancock Tower, Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>JFK Library, Boston </li></ul><ul><li>Louvre Pyramid, Paris </li></ul>
  68. 71. I.M. Pei Museum, Suzhou
  69. 72. Agricultural farms surround SUZHOU
  70. 73. Zucchini’s hanging from the trestles
  71. 74. Female farmers
  72. 75. Male farmers
  73. 76. Ducks, Pheasants, Peacocks…
  74. 77. Lotus, the national plant of China, everywhere…
  75. 78. By bus…on to Nanjing <ul><li>Ancient Capital of CHINA for 6 dynasties, ending in 1911 </li></ul><ul><li>Population of 8.2 million </li></ul>
  76. 79. Greetings from Nanjing <ul><li>Home to Sun Yat-Sen’s Mausoleum </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by the Purple Mountains </li></ul><ul><li>Home of the Yangtze River </li></ul>
  77. 80. City Wall of Nanjing <ul><li>75% of 20 miles of its City wall mostly intact, with 13 gates </li></ul>
  78. 81. We visited <ul><li>Nanjing University -- </li></ul><ul><li>One of the most prestigious universities in China, est. 1902 </li></ul>
  79. 82. Nanjing University <ul><li>Known for its </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School of Foreign Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Chinese & American Studies, co-founded with Johns Hopkins U. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>41,600 students </li></ul>
  80. 83. Nanjing University Library, holds 4 million volumes
  81. 84. Just around the corner, House of Pearl Buck, Author of The Good Earth .
  82. 85. <ul><li>Off to sight-seeing in Nanjing… </li></ul>
  83. 86. Nanjing Public Library
  84. 87. Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s Mausoleum <ul><li>We climbed 376 steps up to the Mausoleum on one of the hottest days (some ran up to the theme of ROCKY !) </li></ul>
  85. 88. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen (1866-1925) <ul><li>Chinese revolutionary leader </li></ul><ul><li>Brought down the Qing Dynasty in 1911 </li></ul>
  86. 89. Also in NANJING <ul><li>The City experienced the bloodiest battle between Japan and China in 1937, now known as the Rape of Nanking in 1937 </li></ul><ul><li>– 400,000 people killed </li></ul>
  87. 90. <ul><li>End of Part I </li></ul>