China Seminar 2013 returned to the United States in mid-June after an intensive 19-day study tour. Fifteen Gordon students led by Professor Stephen Smith, along with students from Biola, Westmont, and Hope, traveled more than 2,000 miles within China from Shanghai to Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. They visited—and interacted with leaders at—businesses and factories, universities, churches, and social service agencies. They also visited celebrated sites of Chinese history and culture, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, the Da Zhu Grottoes, and many others.
The Economics and Business Department anticipates offering the next China Seminar in 2015, its fifth since the program began in 2005.
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Gordon lends a hand.
Students visited a silk factory and learned about how silk is made.
At the crowded Beijing West Train Station en route to Taiyuan.
Cooling off in the South China Sea, off Gulangyu Island (Xiamen).
Drum corps practice at the Great Wall.
At the Forbidden City.
More sightseeing at the Forbidden City.
Another view of Shanghai.
The entrance to Shanghai GM.
Temple at Tien Long Shan, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province.
Visiting with Chinese University students.