China
Studies Program

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Location:

Xiamen, China

For More Information:

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Faculty Program Director / China Studies Concentration: Dr. John Liang
School of Intercultural Studies

Faculty Program Director / Business Concentration: Dr. Steve Rundle
School of Business

When is the China Studies Program offered?

Fall & Spring semesters

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The China Studies Program enables students to engage China’s ancient history and intrigue from an insider’s perspective. While being immersed in Chinese culture, students participate in seminar courses on the historical, cultural, religious, geographic and economic realities of this strategic and populous nation. Students choose between completing a broad Chinese Studies concentration or a Business Concentration including an internship in an international business in China. Students will also study standard Chinese language and apply their skills by serving in an orphanage or tutoring Chinese students in English.

The program introduces students to the diversity of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an and Xiamen. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural program enables students to communicate and understand the unique culture and people of China with an informed, Christ-centered perspective.



China Studies Program Courses Units
Business Concentration
Chinese I or Advanced Chinese 2 - 3
Chinese History 3
Intercultural Concentration 3
Contemporary Society and Public Policy 3
International Business in China 3
Business Internship 3
Tai Chi
(optional elective)
1
Total 17 - 18
China Studies Concentration
Chinese I or Advanced Chinese 3
Chinese History 3
Intercultural Communication 3
Contemporary Society and Public Policy 3
Total 15-16
Elective Courses (Select 3 - 6 additional units)
Chinese II (not available to those who take ”Advanced Chinese“) 3
Eastern Philosophy & Religions 3
Dimensions of East Asian Culture 3
Chinese Art and/or Tai Chi (not available to those who take ”Dimensions“) 1 - 2
Total 15-18