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Larung Gar Buddhist Academy

China

This highly traditional society is turning towards the future

It has been fifty years since the dawn of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and while the Great Leap Forward proved to be anything but, China now finds itself the envy of the developed world. During our time here, centered around Shanghai, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to delve into that particularly dark chapter of China’s five-thousand year history, as well as the many bright spots that accompany it. And between chowing down on local delicacies such as century eggs, sea cucumbers, and roasted Peking duck, we’ll engage in a variety of projects inspired by China’s culture, environment, politics, and society.

These projects may include: exploring China’s use of walls, including the Great Wall, firewalls, and minority-focused invisible walls; studying the effects of river dams -like the massive Three Gorges Dam- on China’s environment, cultural relics, and people; visiting Taipei to better understand China and Taiwan’s political stalemate over the island state’s independence; and visiting a Shaolin Temple to practice and learn about kung fu.

Great Wall, Great Memories

From Peking Opera performances to Tai Chi training, we embraced Chinese culture wholeheartedly during our 2011 term in Beijing

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It all starts here.

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