Wuhan Summer Program 2010 by maclaren1

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									                                                        Wuhan University
                                                   Wuhan Summer Program 2010:

                                    Chinese Traditional Culture and the Rise of Central China
                                                      June 27- July 24, 2010

                                                     Chinese Traditional Culture
                                                       July 10- July 24, 2010


This credit-bearing program offered by Wuhan University is intended to enrich international experience of students from the partner
universities. During their study in Wuhan, the participants will attend lectures, seminars on Chinese traditional culture and visit local
corporations. Excursions in Wuhan and to neighbouring scenic spots and Shanghai will also be arranged.

1. Objectives
2. Course Description
3. Background Information
4. Application
5. Important Dates
6. Schedule for Summer Program
7. Assessment
8. Cost Estimation
9. Accommodation and Other Expenses
10.Anticipated Participating Universities
11.Contact

Objectives

-To familiarize the origin, history, highlights of Chinese traditional culture
-To understand the unique economic and business environment in central China where the economic scale and power are growing

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  backed by “the Rise of Central China” strategy
-To identify and study the differences between China and foreign countries, Wuhan and other cities through customized courses,
  corporate visits, specially designed seminars and the visits to the Three Gorges and Jingzhou Ancient City

Course Description (Chinese language courses will be given in both Chinese and English and academic courses will be in
English)

Courses on Chinese Language (1 Academic Credit):
Chinese language courses are provided at two levels: one is designed for beginners without any background of Chinese. An emphasis
is placed on daily Chinese and acquisition of Pinyin (the phonetic system of Chinese). The other level is for the students who know
basic Chinese, such as listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Courses on Chinese Traditional Culture (1 Academic Credit):
Thousands of years evolution of Chinese culture has bestowed on us colourful history, heritage, tales and etc. From these courses,
students will learn the origin of Chinese traditional culture, development, important historical figures, literature, and so on. They will
also visit historical cities, sites and museums to explore, feel and understand diversified arts of Chinese traditional culture. Local Chu
Culture will be one of the highlights of these courses.

Courses on the Rise of Central China (2 Academic Credits):
The unbalanced development in China has caused an increasingly wider gap among the east, the west and the central part of China.
Therefore, China has put forward the strategy of “the Rise of Central China”. The goal of the courses is to make students understand
Hubei’s, especially Wuhan’s competitive advantages, to investigate the driving force and opportunities behind the growth, to learn the
significance of the Rise of Central China strategy and to predict the future of social and economic development of Hubei and Wuhan.

Background Information

Hubei (www.hubei.gov.cn) is located in the heart of China and regarded as one of the most important provinces. In Hubei Province,
there are many key infrastructures and industries such as the world-famous Three Gorges Dam (the largest hydropower station in the
world), the Optics Valley of China, Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd and Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation. The major goals of


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Hubei Province are to develop high-tech industries, strengthen technological innovation and make Wuhan one of the major
manufacturing bases in China.

Wuhan (http://www.wuhan.net.cn) of Hubei Province is the largest capital city in central China. Within a radius of 1,200 kilometers,
people can reach Beijing and Tianjing in the north, Guangzhou and Hong Kong in the south, Shanghai and Hangzhou in the east, and
Chengdu and Xi’an in the west. It is known as “the thoroughfare to 9 provinces”. With the strategy of “the Rise of Central China” by
the Chinese central government, Wuhan has become a promising city and an ideal land for business and investment.

Wuhan University (www.whu.edu.cn) is one of the most prestigious universities in China, which was founded in 1893. It is one of
the oldest institutions of higher education in China. Wuhan University is renowned for its excellent academic tradition and rich
cultural heritage. Facing urgent demand for intelligence of modern society, Wuhan University attaches great importance to the
capabilities of innovation, creation and entrepreneurship of students. Aiming to widen students’ insights, Wuhan University is actively
engaged in the development of qualified graduates.

Yellow Crane Tower is located on the top of Sheshan (Snake Hill). It was originally built in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280AD).
Destroyed many times in successive dynasties, it was rebuilt time and again until 1884 when it was burned to ashes for the last time.
With a height of 54.1 meters, today’s Yellow Crane Tower is the result of four-year reconstruction beginning in 1981. It is a
five-story tower with yellow tiles and red pillars, overlapping ridges and interlocking eaves. The five stories have a total of 60
upturned-eaves, and each story has five ridges by side. Standing lofty on the hill and overlooking the Yangtze River, the Tower looks
splendid and magnificent.

Hubei Provincial Museum is the center for collection, storage, and exhibition of historical and cultural relics in Hubei province. This
museum keeps about 200,000 historical relics, including world-renowned precious treasures, such as, the chime bells of Maquis Yi of
Zeng State in the Warring State Period (475–221BC), the bronze sword of Gou Jian, King of Yue State during the Spring and
Autumn Period (770 – 476BC), and etc.

Jingzhou Ancient City, also called Jiangling City, is the origin of Chu Culture in central China. It was a strategic fortress along the
history, especially in the Three Kingdoms Period, and many well-known stories took place here. And one of the best presentations of
this culture is its wall which was first built thousands of years ago and the artworks kept in Jingzhou Museum.


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Three Gorges Dam is designed to generate over 18,000 megawatts of electricity, control flood, and improve navigation in the upper
reach of Yangtze River. It will allow 10,000-ton cargo ships and cruise liners to navigate 2400 kilometers inland from the Pacific
Ocean to Chongqing City. The Three Gorges Dam will be regarded as the eighth wonder of the world when it is finished by the year
2009. The electricity it generates will meet the need of most areas in central and eastern China.

Shanghai (www.shanghai.gov.cn/) is a city with a history of more than 700 years, which was once the financial center of the Far East.
Since the reforms that began in 1990s, great changes have taken place in the city. The municipal government is working towards
building Shanghai into a modern metropolis and into a world economic, financial, trading and shipping center by 2020. Expo 2010
will be held in Shanghai, China and is a scheduled World Expo in the grand tradition of international fairs and expositions. The theme
of the exposition will be "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as a major economic and
cultural center. It is expected to generate the largest number of visitors in the history of the world's fairs in terms of gross numbers.
The expo Logo features the Chinese character 世 'world' modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date.



Application

- Procedure        Please fill in the application form and send or fax it to the International Office at Wuhan University. Do
                   not forget to ask your international student adviser to sign the form, too!

- Form             The application form can be downloaded at http://fao.whu.edu.cn/news/175/

- Deadline          The application form must be submitted by April 30, 2010.

Important Dates

Arrival:                                    June 27, 2010(weekend)
Registration and Orientation:               June 28, 2010
Course Start:                               June 29, 2010
Official Farewell:                          July 20, 2010
Departure:                                  July 24, 2010
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Schedule for Four-Week Summer Programme (June 27- July 24, 2010)

Day      Date                             9:00-10:00 /10:20-12:00                                  14:30-17:00
01  June 27 (Sun)     Arrival and Airport Pick-up
02  June 28 (Mon)     Orientation, Introduction to Wuhan University          Campus Tour, Welcome Dinner
03  June 29 (Tue)     Chinese Language; Lecture: Chinese Geography           City Tour: Visiting the Yellow Crane Tower
                                                                             and the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple
04    June 30 (Wed)   Lecture: Chinese Food & Chinese Traditional Culture of Learning to Sing a Chinese Song
                      Central China
05    July 01 (Thu)   Chinese Language                                       Cultural Immersion: Shadowboxing
06    July 02 (Fri)   Visiting A Local Corporation                           Chinese Language Practice
07    July 03 (Sat)
08    July 04 (Sun)   Excursion to Jingzhou Ancient City and the Three Gorges Dam
09    July 05 (Mon)
10    July 06 (Tue)   Lecture: Chinese Economy and the World Financial Crisis       Lecture: Chinese Enterprises under the
                                                                                    World Financial Crisis
11    July 07 (Wed)   Lecture: The Influence of the World Financial Crisis on Hubei Preparation for the Seminar
12    July 08 (Thu)   Seminar: The World Financial Crisis                           Chinese Language
13    July 09 (Fri)   Chinese Language                                              City Exploration
14    July 10 (Sat)   Free
15    July 11 (Sun)   Free
16    July 12 (Mon)   Chinese Language                                              Practice: Chinese Painting
17    July 13 (Tue)   Lecture: Chinese History, the Warring States Period and the Lecture: Chinese History, the Warring
                      Spring and Autumn PeriodⅠ                                     States Period and the Spring and Autumn
                                                                                    PeriodⅡ
18    July 14 (Wed)   Chinese Language                                              City Tour: Visiting the Yellow Crane Tower
                                                                                    and the Guiyuan Buddhist Temple
19    July 15 (Thu)   Lecture: Historical Evolution and Contemporary Situation of Lecture:      Historical     Evolution   and

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                        Rule of Law in ChinaⅠ                                         Contemporary Situation of Rule of Law in
                                                                                      ChinaⅡ
20     July 16 (Fri)    Chinese Language                                              Visiting the Provincial Museum and the
                                                                                      East Lake Scenic Park
21     July 17 (Sat)   Cultural Immersion: Shadowboxing                               Preparation for the Seminar
22     July 18 (Sun)   Seminar: Chinese Culture                                       Chinese Language
23     July19 (Mon)    Chinese Language Exam                                          Preparation for the Farewell Party
24     July 20 (Tue)   Farewell Party
25     July 21 (Wed)
26     July 22 (Thu)   Excursion to Shanghai
27     July 23 (Fri)
28     July 24(Sat) Departure
Notes:
- Chinese language courses will be given in both Chinese and English. Academic courses will be in English.
- The schedule is subject to change.



Important Dates

Arrival:                                   July 10, 2010(weekend)
Registration and Orientation:              July 11, 2010
Course Start:                              July 12, 2010
Official Farewell:                         July 20, 2010
Departure:                                 July 24, 2010




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Schedule for Two-Week Summer Program (July 10- July 24, 2010)

1      July 10 (Sat)    Arrival and Airport Pick-up
2      July 11 (Sun)    Orientation, Introduction to Wuhan University               Campus Tour, Welcome Dinner
3      July 12 (Mon)    Chinese Language;         Lecture: Chinese Geography        Practice: Chinese Painting
4      July 13 (Tue)    Lecture: Chinese History, the Warring States Period and the Lecture: Chinese History, the Warring
                        Spring and Autumn PeriodⅠ                                   States Period and the Spring and Autumn
                                                                                    PeriodⅡ
5      July 14 (Wed)    Chinese Language;        Lecture: Chinese Food & Chinese City Exploration
                        Traditional Culture of Central China
6      July 15 (Thu)    Chinese Language;        Lecture: Historical Evolution and Lecture:     Historical     Evolution and
                        Contemporary Situation of Rule of Law in ChinaⅠ             Contemporary Situation of Rule of Law in
                                                                                    ChinaⅡ
7      July 16 (Fri)    Chinese Language                                            Visiting the Provincial Museum and the
                                                                                    East Lake Scenic Park
8      July 17 (Sat)    Cultural Immersion: Shadowboxing                            Preparation for the Seminar
9      July 18 (Sun)    Seminar: Chinese Culture                                    Chinese Language
10     July 19 (Mon)    Chinese Language Exam                                       Preparation for the Farewell Party
11     July 20 (Tue)    Farewell Party
12     July 21(Wed)
13     July 22(Thu)    Excursion to Shanghai
14     July 23 (Fri)
15     July 24(Sat) Departure
Notes:
- Chinese language courses will be given in both Chinese and English. Academic courses will be in English.
- The schedule is subject to change.




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Assessment

Attendance                         Presentation                       Report                          Total
40%                                40%                                20%                             100%

- This is a credit-bearing course. The application for credit transfer is subject to the successful completion of each course and the
  approval of the home institution.
- A report of 2 or 3 pages is required.

Cost Estimation for Four-Week Program

- Students are responsible for the following expenses:
                                                         * Program Fees *
                Item                                Exchange Students                            Individual Applicants
          Application Fee                         Wuhan University Waived                              RMB 140
          Airport Pick-up                         Wuhan University Waived                              RMB 350
               Tuition                            Wuhan University Waived                            RMB 7000
              Housing                                 RMB 40/night                                   RMB 80/night
         Teaching Materials                             RMB 200                                        RMB 200
       Excursion and City Tour                          RMB 4600                                      RMB 4600
                Total                             RMB 5640 (21 nights)                          RMB 13970(21 nights)




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Cost Estimation for Two-Week Program

- Students are responsible for the following expenses:
                                                        * Program Fees *
                  Item                             Exchange Students                                Individual Applicants
            Application Fee                      Wuhan University Waived                                  RMB 140
            Airport Pick-up                      Wuhan University Waived                                  RMB 350
                 Tuition                         Wuhan University Waived                                RMB 3500
                Housing                              RMB 40/night                                       RMB 80/night
           Teaching Materials                          RMB 200                                            RMB 200
         Excursion and City Tour                       RMB 3300                                           RMB3300
                  Total                          RMB 3940 (11 nights)                              RMB 8370 (11 nights)



Accommodation and Other Expenses

- Housing                 Students will be accommodated in an on-campus guesthouse. Each room is facilitated with single beds,
                          mattresses, desk, chairs, desk lamp, TV, telephone, Internet access and private bathroom.

- Food                    Meals are available in the student canteens at a very reasonable price (estimated US$30 per week).

- Airfare                 Students will be expected to cover their own air tickets.

- Insurance               Students are responsible for their own health insurance to cover their travel and stay in China. They are
                          required to submit a copy of health insurance certificate to the International Office on the arrival in Wuhan.




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Anticipated Participating Universities

- Australia: Griffith University, Macquarie University, Monash University RMIT University, University of Melbourne, UNSW,
   University of Wollogong
- Austria: University of Graz
- Brazil: Sino-Brazilian Exchange Centre
- Canada: Brock University, University of Alberta, University of British Comlumbia, University of Calgary, University of Toronto
- Finland: University of Helsinki
- France: University of Paris 11, University of Paris 7, University of La Rochelle, University of Auvergne, Blaise Pascal University,
Ecole superieur de Commerce de Rouen, Ecole d’Ingenieurs des Technologies de l’Information et du Management
- Germany: University of Stuttgart, University of Wuppertal, University of Trier, Marburg University
- Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University
- Ireland: University College Dublin, Dublin City University
- Japan: Waseda University, Osaka University, Kyoto University
- Korea: Yonsei University, Korea University, Sookmyung Women’s University
- Netherlands: Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- New Zealand: University of Canterbury, Victoria University at Willington
- Norway: University of Oslo
- Russia: Far Eastern University
- Singapore: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University
- Sweden: Stockholm University
- United Kingdom: University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield,
University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee, Manchester Metropolitan University
- United States: Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, Coe College, Harvard University, Jacksonville State University,
Medical College of Georgia, Ohio State University, Seton Hall University, Stanford University, UC Hastings College of Law,
University of Chicago, University of Illinois at UC, University of Minnesoda, University of Pittsburgh, Yale University

Contact

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Contact Person:   CHEN Duan (Ms)
                  Director, Study Abroad
Address:          International Office
                  Wuhan University
                  Luojiashan, Wuchang
                  Wuhan 430072
                  P. R. China
TEL:              +86 27 6877 9092
FAX:              +86 27 6877 9873
E-mail:           intoffice@whu.edu.cn




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