University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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Business & Economics in China

Location: Shanghai, Xian, Hangzhou, and Beijing - China
Dates: May 24-June 16, 2015
Courses: Econ 399, Bus 494
Accommodation: hotel; student dormitory
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: John Depies, Sage 1451, 424-7188
               Will Morrison, Sage 1481, 424-1138

The program provides students the opportunity to learn about the development of China as a major world economic power. The students will read articles and attend lectures on topics such as US businesses doing business in China, Chinese businesses doing business in the US, environmental issues in China, the geography of China, China's development of the interior of the country, and China's minority groups. The students will also learn basic Chinese phrases. A goal of the trip is for the students to feel comfortable with Chinese culture and food which can be quite different than what they are used to.

This trip will include trips to businesses with ties to Wisconsin. Our last trip included a visit to Oshkosh Corporation in Shanghai and a Harley Davidson dealership in Chongqing. We will also visit many culture sites such as The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace, and Terracota Warriors. We will be visiting the interior of China which is often overlooked by visitors. This are is very importation to the development of China. We will take a 3-day cruise down the Yangzte river which is the key transport route for goods produced in the center provinces of China. During the cruise we will visit ethnic minority villages along the river.

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