Field Research Practicum

 (Subject to change)   Overview and Objective of the Course This field research will guide students in developing the capability of utilizing theoretical knowledge in real-life research. Through this course, students will obtain intuitive and direct understanding of various aspects of Shanghai, the most modernized city in China. The general objective of...

Chinese Society and Culture

(Subject to change)   Objective of Course This course aims to familiarize students with a number of salient themes and issues in contemporary Chinese society. As China’s rapid development is increasingly focusing worldwide attention on the People’s Republic, it is crucial to be able to grasp the social, cultural and political underpinnings of China’s...

Doing Fieldwork in China

(田野研究) (Subject to change)   Course Instructors: Dr. Tianshu Pan and Dr. Jianfeng Zhu This seminar aims to situate students’ field work experiences within a framework of the Chinese and US medical contexts; to provide students with methodological tools for approaching their field placements; to evaluate their own experiences and observations through...

Health and Culture Practice

(Culture, Health and Medical Practices in Contemporary China) (Subject to change)   Instructors: Dr. Tianshu Pan and Dr. Jianfeng Zhu   Course Description  Drawing upon insights from medical anthropology, public health, bioethics and related fields, this course offers an interdisciplinary look at health practices in the context of China’s...

Shanghai in Comparative Perspective

(Shanghai Studies)  (Subject to change)     Course Description Shanghai is one of the most powerful cities in China, in East Asia, and in the World. Its global stature is evident from the powerful architecture – a mix of cutting-edge contemporary designs and grand Western-style edifices dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, it is...

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