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EAST students can participate in a faculty-led summer program either at Jiao Tong University in Shanghai or United International College in Zhuhai. Additionally students can attend classes at Lingnan University in Hong Kong as part of the China in the City program.

Shanghai Program

The summer program at Jiao Tong University covers diverse topics relevant to the economic relationship between China and the U.S., including international trade and the balance of trade, the Chinese currency system, and the growth of China and its growing influence in the international sphere. We discuss the political repercussions of the rise of China.

Topics include:

  • Globalization and the history of political and economic liberalization
  • Nationalism, nation-state formation and the politics of collective identification
  • The transformation of traditional economic and cultural organizations under globalization
  • Consumerism and the emergence of a global market and industry for Chinese cultural media
  • Energy, international security and population aging and mobility policies

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Ecological Civilization in China

Students travel to Zhuhai, China to take a 3-credit hour class, Ecology and Bioconservation of China (BIOL 1322), jointly taught by two professors from Trinity and United International College. During this program, students conduct field work, participate in class activities with several Chinese students from UIC, and learn Chinese language and culture. All program activities and class work are taught in English so no previous knowledge of Chinese language is required.

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