China Study Abroad!

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Prof. Xu (front left) and students at the Heaven Temple in Beijing.  All photo credits: Ping Xu

Prof. Ping Xu (Visual Communications) and other Truman faculty led a study abroad trip to China this summer.  They arrived in Beijing on May 22. During the first five days in Beijing, they visited the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Olympic Park, and the National Opera House. They then travelled to Xi'an where they spent another five days.  Students there visited the City Wall, the Shaanxi Historical Museum, and the Terra Cotta Museum during the time in Xi'an.
The team arrived at Shanghai University on June 1st. In addition to taking  Chinese language classes, two Truman Art majors in Vis Comm interned at TBWA Shanghai. In the team's spare time, they traveled to Shanghai's neighbor cities–Suzhou and Hangzhou. In addition, they visited the Shanghai Museum, the offices of Coca Cola, and saw the sights in Shanghai.

For more information on future study abroad trips in China with Truman State, please contact Prof. Xu ( and the Center for International Education at Truman.

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