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China’s Capital Cities: Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai

Encounter the best of China as you enjoy a week exploring its capital cities. Take in the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and talk with students and families.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22555RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,899
China

China’s Capital Cities: Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai

Encounter the best of China as you enjoy a week exploring its capital cities. Take in the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, and talk with students and families.
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,899
Length
10 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
2,899
Program No. 22555RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2023
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2,899
May 12 - May 21, 2023
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Sep 15 - Sep 24, 2023
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Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2023
Starting at
3,289
May 12 - May 21, 2023
Starting at
3,289
Sep 15 - Sep 24, 2023
Starting at
3,289
Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2023
Starting at
3,289

At a Glance

As the world’s most populous country and one of the oldest civilizations known to man, it’s no wonder that China’s most influential cities each tell a unique and important part of its history. Explore Beijing with its past and present Imperial history, learn about the importance of the Silk Road in the former capital of Xi’an and consider the global influence of the modern, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Trace China’s history through dynasties and regions, while meeting local residents and students who share their stories of modern city life.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles a day; stairs; optional tai ji sessions.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Walk the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City and lunch with a courtyard family in “Old Beijing.”
  • Meet faculty members and students at the International Studies University to discuss student life, philosophy and Chinese customs.
  • Ride a bullet train and travel through the north China countryside to Xi’an where you encounter an astounding terra cotta army near a Qin Emperor’s tomb.
Featured Expert
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Chinese Religions, Philosophy, and Character; Hongying Yang
Professor Yang Hongying is an expert in the study of foreign language and linguistics at Xi'an International Studies University, where she leads courses in Chinese culture and international studies. She has received numerous teaching awards, and also has received advanced degrees in cultural heritage studies from the Institute of European Studies in Macau, and in education from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Yang has published numerous papers on museum text translations and international culture studies, and has given lectures on Chinese culture and heritage in China, Macau, and Singapore. She has worked with and taught Road Scholar groups for more than 10 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Chinese Religions, Philosophy, and Character; Hongying Yang View biography
Professor Yang Hongying is an expert in the study of foreign language and linguistics at Xi'an International Studies University, where she leads courses in Chinese culture and international studies. She has received numerous teaching awards, and also has received advanced degrees in cultural heritage studies from the Institute of European Studies in Macau, and in education from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Yang has published numerous papers on museum text translations and international culture studies, and has given lectures on Chinese culture and heritage in China, Macau, and Singapore. She has worked with and taught Road Scholar groups for more than 10 years.
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Bin Zhao grew up near Beijing where he became interested in global travel. Bin studied English at Hebei University and received his M.B.A. in the U.S. He has lived and worked in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, and currently resides in his hometown with his family. Bin is also a computer expert who enjoys being a global citizen and experiencing the diversity of various cultures. He has led Road Scholar programs throughout China for over five years.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
China Reading and Film List
by Availability
An annotated reading and film list is an attachment near the end of the First Information Packet sent to participants three months before departure. To receive it earlier in a separate email, send email request to Chinese American Educational Exchange: toc@ix.netcom.com Include your program number and departure date.





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If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.