Places to Visit

Luoyang

It was the capital of China 2000 years ago. With its rich and long History, Luoyang is the home of the world-renowned Shaolin Temple.

Xi'an

Served as China's capital throughout its golden ages, Xi'an has incredible amount of historical legacies such as the Terra-cotta Soldiers and the Wild Goose Pagoda.

Chengdu

The capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu is famous for its Jinsha Culture, 1,200-600 BC and Dujiangyan, a hydraulic project engineered over 2,000 years ago. Chengdu is also home to China's Panda Research Center.

Longsheng

A rural county in Guangxi Autonomous Region, Longsheng is known for its famed, picturesque terrace farming. Its mountain terraces are a product of human ingenuity and design of nature.

Yangshuo

One of the most spectacular places in China, this small town is known for the clear and beautiful Li River and gorgeous mountains.

Lectures
  1. Lecture on Buddhism's entry to China

  2. Lecture on Chinese Painting

Required Readings
  1. Charles D. Benn. China's Golden Age.

  2. Frances Wood. China's First Emperor and His Terrocotta Warriors.

Individual Research Projects on Chinese History and Culture