Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Bellingham, Washington, United States; Hangzhou, China; Nanchang, China; Shanghai, China;
- Program Terms: Fall Quarter, Spring Quarter
- Restrictions: WWU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Spring Quarter
Changing China: Culture, Community, and Citizenship
SOC 437/PLSC 437 Changing China: Culture, Community, and Citizenship (16 credits)
Students may also earn credits in East Asian Studies and Chinese Language and Culture.
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Meeting on Campus for three weeks, the class will examine the basic dynamics of contemporary Chinese politics and society, before traveling to coastal Zhejiang and inland Jiangxi Provinces. There we visit rural villages and urban neighborhoods in the plains and in mountains to explore the complexities of power at the local level, where Chinese people define and remake their communities in the face of both rapid change and sometimes surprising continuity. Students will undertake a substantive research project on some aspect of contemporary Chinese society and politics, to be determined in consultation with faculty.
Four Weeks in China, visiting a variety of rural villages and urban neighborhoods. Meeting with Chinese students and faculty. Undertaking independent research.
Dr. Baozhen Luo was born and raised in China. She came to the U.S. after obtaining her BA degree in Journalism in China in 2003. Later in 2009, she obtained a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA).
Studying abroad has changed her life--it broadened her horizon, led her to a fulfilling career, and most importantly empowered and bettered her as a person. Luo’s favorite writer David Mitchell says “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” She looks forward to bringing more and more WWU students to China and experience the life-changing effect of studying abroad.
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