East Asia Global Immersion Course – China
The 2017 East Asia Immersion Course is currently being planned. We will be traveling to Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Taipei (Taiwan) and environs.
Business visits will include a number of U.S., Chinese, and multinational companies in a wide range of industries. Examples of past business visits include PepsiCo, Prudential, United Family Healthcare, Grant Thornton, WalMart, KGI (Financial Services), Baosteel (one of the largest state-owned enterprises), JD.com (Chinese equivalent of Amazon.com), Soho (a large real estate developer in China), and more. A number of hosts will share their personal experiences and insights with us as we travel through China. In 2017, the group will also visit Taipei, the capital city of the Republic of China (ROC), to observe the economic, political, and social context in contrast with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). We will also visit semiconductor manufacturing, which is the flagship industry for the Taiwanese economy.
Important historic and cultural sites planned for the 2017 East Asia Immersion Course include the Forbidden City (the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties), Temple of Heaven (the place where emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests), the Great Wall, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, as well as the National Palace Museum (in Taipei, Taiwan). We will also visit the Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Qinhuai River, along with the Confucius Temple when we are in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Several of these places are listed by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites for their special cultural and physical significance.