Summer Camp

2014 CHINESE COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER CAMP AT DUKE, JULY 21 TO AUGUST 15, 2014

  • The theme of the camp is “Global Issues in Comparative Perspectives”.
  • It started on July 20 Sunday.  Class began on July 21 Monday and  ended on August 15 Friday. Students left Duke on Aug 16 Saturday morning.
  • Camp size was 40 students from universities in Jiangsu Province, China’s most prosperous region of East coast or Yangtze River Delta, and a major hub of higher education with the highest ratio of universities per province in China. Students were mostly sophomores and juniors,  majoring in social sciences and humanities. Participation was competitive and the Jiangsu Province Dept of Education gave each participant a fellowship and assigned them grades.
  • The camp activities included lectures by Duke/UNC professors , with morning class 9:00 to 12:00 on a wide range of issues in social sciences and humanities, exposing the students to the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and the major global issues of politics, economy, society and culture, and common concerns for humanity today.
  • There were discussions, film screenings, Durham and NC field trips, and other activities in the afternoons such as tours of universities, RTP business enterprises and institutions, government offices, museums, media organizations,  courtrooms, and cultural events in the area, interactions with American families and students, etc.  M-F and weekends.
  •  Professor Robin Visser (Asian Studies,  UNC)  taught the first two weeks on Asian Pop Culture, Professor Sunshine Hillygus (Political Science, Duke) taught the third week on social science research, and the last week five Duke professors lectured each day on American politics (John Aldrich, Political Science, Duke), American corporate culture (Ken Surin, Literature, Duke), Islam and the world (Miriam Cooke, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Duke), Business Education (Jeanette Song, Fuqua Business School, Duke) , and globalization and China (Liu Kang, China Research Center, Duke) in the last week.
  • Duke University Vice Provost for International Affairs Nora Bynum attended the commencement and handed out the certificates to the camp participants.The first camp was successfully launched in the summer 2013.  Duke Program of Research on China is the host, and the Chinese organizer is Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange, Jiangsu Province Department of Education.

2013 Chinese College Student Summer Camp at Duke,   July 14 to August 16, 2013

  • Duke China Research Center (former name of the Program of Research on China)was the host, and the Chinese organizer was Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange, Jiangsu Province Department of Education.
  • The theme of the camp is “Global Issues in Comparative Perspectives.”
  • Camp size is 40 students from universities in Jiangsu Province, China’s most prosperous region of East coast or Yangtze River Delta, and a major hub of higher education with the highest ratio of universities per province in China. Students are mostly sophomores and juniors,  majoring in social sciences and humanities. Participation is competitive and the Jiangsu Province Dept of Education gives each participant a fellowship and assign them grades.  Duke President Richard Brodhead will preside over the commencement of the camp and hand out the summer camp certificates to the participants.
  • The camp activities include lectures by Duke/UNC professors , with morning class 9:00 to 12:00 on a wide range of issues in social sciences and humanities, exposing the students to the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and the major global issues of politics, economy, society and culture, and common concerns for humanity today.
  • There are discussions, film screenings, Durham and NC field trips, and other activities in the afternoons such as tours of universities, RTP business enterprises and institutions, government offices, museums, media organizations,  courtrooms, and cultural events in the area, interactions with American families and students, etc.  M-F and weekends.
  •  Professor Calvin Hui (Literature,Duke) taught the first two weeks on Asian Pop Culture, Professor David Paletz (Political Science, Duke) taught the third week on film and sexuality, and the last week five Duke professors  lectured each day on American politics (John Aldrich, Political Science, Duke), American corporate culture (Ken Surin, Literature, Duke), Islam and the world (Miriam Cooke, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Duke), Gender and Fimenism (Toril Moi, Duke) , and globalization and China (Liu Kang, China Research Center, Duke) in the last week.
  • Duke President Richard Brodhead presided over the commencement of the camp and handed out the summer camp certificates to the participants.

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