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Month: July 2014

Up the Great Wall

Huiqing Xu, NU in China, Summer 2014 These past few weeks have passed by in the blink of an eye. Over such a short period of time, we’ve visited many different places. We went to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, two museums, and a law office. My favorite Saturday excursion was the trip to

Gearing up to tackle health issues in China

Michelle Lu, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 The last three weeks in Beijing have been eventful and fun! Last week, for our Public Health in China class, we visited a local CDC and hospital to learn more about the public health system in China. Instead of having one central CDC like in the US,

Memories and Smog

Joseph Hsieh, NU in China, Summer 2014 Two weeks have passed like a whirlwind. We visited many places, ate a variety of foods, and learned much about Beijing’s history and culture. While the days may have slipped away like the wind, the memories and experiences are here to stay like the Beijing smog. We visited Tiananmen

Mapping the city

Jeffrey Bilik, Public Health in China, Summer 2014 Where to start. It’s been almost two weeks now since I’ve arrived in Beijing, and there’s been so much packed into the last few days. Friends back home are asking me to describe the city to them, and it seems to possess so many contradictory characteristics all