Global Summer/Winter School
S021 Discover China

 

Session A

 

Title: S021 Discover China

Duration: 2019.7.11-2019.7.26 (2 weeks) 

Campus: Xuhui

 

Course Description

This course provides you with an overview of key social, cultural, political, and economic areas for understanding the changes and challenges of contemporary China, and it will be taught from a multi-disciplinary perspective.  We will arrange visits to the Shanghai Urban Forest Research Station to demonstrate the metropolis’ ecological balance strategy, and SJTU’s advanced laboratories to exchange opinions with professors about the most promising technologies in the future. This program provides students with the critical and essential tools to understand how to do business in China through a combination of subject-specific modules, company visits, and cultural activities. Students who attend this program do not only take part in an unforgettable experience but also gain skills that will equip them for global success.

 

Highlights

  • Understand China’s development process from the perspective of Shanghai’s globalisation.
  • Discover how business in China works.
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine and culture and learn how to make sachets.
  • Study at SJTU to experience campus and daily Chinese life.
  • Exchange ideas by communicating with students from different countries.

 

Instructors

Associate Prof. Zhaoyang ZHANG  

Email: zzy001@sjtu.edu.cn

Zhaoyang Zhang acquired his Ph.D. in history from University of California at Berkeley, and is an associate professor in the Department of History. He has published a number of important articles in leading academic journals and taught various history courses in English.

 

Associate Prof.Chongsheng PENG

Email : cspeng@sjtu.edu.cn

Dr. Chongsheng Peng, associate professor at the school of pharmacy at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), is an expert in both the SJTU general education courses and storehouses of the China Association of Pharmaceutical Education (CAPE). He received his Ph.D. at the West China University in medical science and a bachelor’s degree from the Anhui University of Chinese Medicine. He was a visiting scholar (2005-2006) at the Institute of Molecular Bioscience (IMB) in University of Queensland. Additionally, his course “Traditional Chinese Medicine & Chinese Culture” has been regarded as a key course for general education in Shanghai since April 2015 and at SJTU since 2012. The course is also available globally on four MOOC platforms including Coursera, China MOOC (CNMOOC), Zhihuishu and Ewant. The English version of this course was successfully developed to be the first international course with blended learning for the universties at 21 summer schools in 2016 and has attracted more than 130 students online and 65 students participating in offline hands-on practices from 18 universities in 11 countries.

 

Associate Prof.Shan YIN

Email : yinshan@sjtu.edu.cn

Dr. Shan Yin is an associate professor at the school of agriculture and biology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2012. He got his MD and PhD in environmental engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and used to work at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, University of California Berkeley as a joint PhD researcher. He is the vice director of Shanghai Urban Forest Research Station and the State Forestry Administration. His work focuses on long-term monitoring of urban forests, air pollutants and climate change.

 

Dr. Ming JIANG

Email: mjiang@sjtu.edu.cn

Dr. Ming Jiang is an assistant professor of economics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Antai College of Economics and Management. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research interests include experimental economics, behavioral economics, and economics of the Internet. He has been published in top academic journals, which include Management Science, and Games and Economic Behavior.

 

Assessment

Attendance: 50%

Assignment: 30%

Final presentation: 20%


 

Contact

Program Coordinator: Ziyi JIA (zyjia@sjtu.edu.cn)   

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