China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

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China: Health, Environment, and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Study pressing health and environmental issues this major world power confronts today and how these factors shape and sustain Chinese society and indigenous knowledge systems in Yunnan Province and on excursion to Beijing, while earning up to 10 credits for Chinese language study. Based in Yunnan Province, home to a rich diversity of minority communities and traditions, this program examines the social, economic, and cultural factors shaping health and the environment in Yunnan and China. Here, you will gain a deep understanding of China’s rich multicultural history and broadened perspectives on the major issues and challenges confronting China today. In addition, you can rapidly advance your Chinese through the program’s language component, which yields up to ten academic credits. Please visit our website for more information.

Subjects

  • Chinese Language
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Area/Ethnic Studies
  • Cultural, Population And Demographic Studies
  • Asian And Asian American Studies
  • Public Health

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Please visit our website for more information. Work directly with artists and social innovators to create an independent project in visual arts, creative writing, or performing arts practice or theory. Study with a dynamic community of visual, performing, and literary artists, where art and creative dissent have played a decisive role in shaping social and political change. This program will allow you to choose either an arts-based research project that integrates research methods with creative writing or visual or performing arts practice or, alternately, a field-based research project using traditional qualitative research methods. You will be immersed in the Czech Republic’s contemporary art scene and given the opportunity to explore the country’s rich artistic heritage. You will also be challenged to consider the relationship between art, politics, and society in the country’s historic and contemporary contexts.

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