The Miami University China Semester Program. The Miami University China Semester Program . Miami University Thursday, November 15th, 2007. Info Session Topics. About Us Petters EducAsian & Miami University Program Location - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Partnership Curriculum
China Semester Program
The Miami University
China Semester Program
Thursday, November 15th, 2007
Promote individual, team and organizational effectiveness by bringing business and academia together to ignite new ideas, solve problems, build skills.
"Thank you EducAsian for putting a great program together for me. The program and staff are first rate. From our meeting with the head of General Motors China to our personalized tours of the city, to the unequaled comfort and peace of mind EducAsian provides, I could not be more happy with my experience."John Barrett
Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania
Jiang Ze Min
The Warlord Era, World War I and Communism in China (1912-1927)
Civil War and World War II (1927-1945)
Communist Victory and the Development of Communism (1945-1965)
The Cultural Revolution and the Decline of Communism (1966-1978)
China’s International Relations: Soviet Alliance and Conflict; the Vietnam War and Détente with the United States (1950-1979)
Deng Xiaoping and Revolutionary Economics (1978-1989)
Conflicts over development and democracy: Tiananmen Square (1985-1995)
Integration with the World Economy (1989-2007)
Economic Growth: Success and Inequality
China’s Rise and U.S. Relations
China’s Rise and Relations with Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia
China’s Rise and the Search for Energy
The Nature of Communism in China
Environmental Crisis in China
Issues of Gender in Contemporary China
Transformation of family structure
Politics & Society
Culture & History Yusheng Yao, Rollins
2. Ancient China: Shang, Zhou Dynasties
3. Imperial China: Unification of China and Centralized Bureaucracy (Qin and Han Dynasties)
4. Imperial China: Division, Reunification, and Improvement on Centralized Bureaucracy (Northern and Southern Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties)
5. Medieval Economic Revolution and Conquest Empire (Song and Yuan Dynasties)
6. Late Imperial China: Third Commercial Revolution and Consolidated Autocracy (Ming and Qing Dynasties)
7. Dynastic Decline and Western Intrusion: 19th Century
8. Fall of the Last Dynasty: Reforms and 1911 Revolution
Field trip: Visit Shanghai Museum for arts and artifacts in ancient and Imperial China)
9. Warlordism and Cultural Crisis: May Fourth Movement
10. Rise and Struggle of Political Parties: 1921 to 1927
11. Nanjing Decade and Communist Survival: 1927-1936
12. China in WWII and Civil War: 1937-1945, 1946-1949
13. China under Mao: 1949-1976
14. Opening Up and Economic Reforms (1977-Present)
Field trip for history of People’s Republic of China: (Potentially Partnered with the Politics and Society course and Business course) for interviews and panel discussions with Chinese senior citizens, business people, educators and studentsMajor Topics
I. Chinese History Overview
Field study: Bund to illustrate of Western power and influence before 1949. Oriental Pearl Tower for Shanghai’s today and tomorrow
2. China’s Political System: From Centralized Bureaucracy to Party Dictatorship
3. China’s Social System: Family, Lineage and Gender Relations
Field Study: Groups discussions with elderly people who have experienced changes in both urban and rural communities.
4. China’s Economic and Technological Revolutions and Stagnation
Field Study: talk with selected business representatives in joint ventures, state-owned and private business, enterprise and village
5. China’s Traditional Education and Civil Examination System
Field Study: Confucian Temple and the National University in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (Guozijian) in Beijing. Roundtable discussion
6. China’s Philosophical and Religious Traditions
Field Study: Visit Buddhist and Taoist Temples
7. China’s Traditional Literature and Arts
Field study: Shanghai Museum; movies from 1930s to present to assess cultural change; attend an Opera or other Chinese musical event..
8. China’s Major Customs and Habits
Field Study: Participate in Chinese major holidays, life-cycle ceremonies. Observe and discuss social hierarchy and interactions.
II.Chinese Culture Overview
Cross culture business, values, attitudes, social structure, education, management philosophy, personal communications, and leadership (MT2).
Economic systems, environment, perspectives, power, limitations, transition, and development (MT3)
International trade (MT4).
Business-government relationships; (MT5).
Foreign direct Investment; (MT6).
Economic integration. I (MT7).
Analyzing international opportunities. (MT9).
Selecting entry modes. Importing/exporting, licensing, franchising, strategic alliance, joint venture, partner selection, wholly owned subsidiaries (MT10).
Developing and marketing products. (MT11)
Hiring, retention and management of employees (MT13)
Managing the operations,(MT14).Major Topics
David Chen, President
Tim Stafford, Vice Chairman
General Motors China
Joe Hatfield, President/CEO
Chief Representative Subway
Chris La Due,
Program participants with AmCham President, Charlie Martin.
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Editor in Chief, Forbes Magazine
Peter Wolcott, Bureau Chief
Wall Street Journal Shanghai
Peter Goodman, Bureau Chief
Program participants with NY Senator, Charles Schumer
Students with Washington, D. C.
Mayor Anthony Williams
Built around 2 two hour a week core courses
Language courses daily
Internship credit option
Friday free for excursions
Fall Semester, 2008
“EducAsian’s program was totally awesome and one of the best experiences in my life. I learned so much about China's history and culture. You guys did a great job!!"Alison Meighan,
"EducAsian is the best! From the beginning to the end the service was fantastic. Great people, great lounge, great program. Have no worries-seriously. I have nothing but glowing reviews." Greg May
George Washington University
Mandarin Classes: Monday, August 4th – Friday, August 29th
4 Week Program (Monday – Friday)
Turn Key Process
"The experience of living in China and studying Chinese gave me a much greater understanding and insight into how the Chinese live and think."Tim Louey
16 Week Program
Includes: Tuition, housing, visas, insurance, pre-departure support, arrival/welcome
package, orientation, activities, lectures, sightseeing, 24/7 staff support, embassy
registration, some meals, breakfast/lunch & some dinners during “travel days”
"Guys, I just wanted to say thanks for a completely incredible experience in China. I couldn't have hoped for better. You're getting raving reviews back home!”Chris Paolella
Rhode Island College
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