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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Wuhan, China
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Fall
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: History
Program Type: Study Abroad Housing Type: Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Number of Credits: 5
Program Description:

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Beijing and Wuhan, China

UCOR 2000 - The Emergence of the Modern Global System

Fall Global Seminar

Program Overview

This global seminar section of UCOR 2000 will explore the world history of the East-West interaction from China's perspective. The course will cover key themes of UCOR2000: Systems of global interaction through ideas, religions, trade, technology, and wars.

In China, we will visit two cities: Beijing and Wuhan, with a focus on various aspects of the global interaction since the 15th century. Beijing, as the capital of late Imperial China, provides insightful views on the formation of a non-western global power from the 15th to 19th centuries. It was the capital that sent out the largest and most impressive
maritime expeditions before any western attempts. Students will visit key historical sites to examine the empire system of late Imperial China, such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, the Confucius Temple and the Temple of Heaven.

The second city, Wuhan, is the birthplace of China's Republic, was a battleground in WWII, the largest port city of the Yangzi River close to the Three Gorges Dam. It is a great place to learn about China's revolution as part of the global trend. We will visit museums and
battle sites, and will have a chance to meet with Chinese students and to visit local Christian churches to see how Christianity survived in a socialist country.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.