Friday 20 June 2008

Funded places to study in China - the focus

Illustration from poster:

Interesting focus
Successful candidates will be learning Chinese language, attending lectures on Chinese culture, society, history and economy and visiting local businesses. The theme for the summer programme is Regional Economy and Cultures. We have selected two representative regions for the programme – Zhejiang and Shandong.

Zhejiang is known as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’ with a strong and active economy of small businesses and enterprises. You will be visiting the Yiwu Wholesale Market, which is the largest supplier and distributor of Chinese products. You will experience the region’s tea culture, silk culture and local opera Yueju. The programme is hosted by Zhejiang University in Hangzhou from 24th August to 14th September.

Shandong is the home of the Confucius and Qilu culture with famous business brands such as ‘Tsingtao Beer’ and ‘Haier’. Its economy is focusing on large enterprises, agriculture and fishery. You will get a taster of regional cultures and learn kite making and Shandong bangzi (local opera). The programme is hosted by Shandong University in Jinan from 24th August to 14th September.

Beca sent me and Robin this from her connections in the marketing and StudyAbroad. the Scottish Government, DIUS, DEL and are on the poster. I said I was glad she didn't get the free flight!
Whilst I value my alumni network from Sculthorpe, Ilkeston, Sheffield, Nigeria and Poland, I'm not interested in what the ask - language, culture and business. I don't know what that means, and why I can't do this in China-Town or the new Oriental City community.

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