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Chinese Art and Civilization

                 Conducted in English

The mission of this course is to give students an opportunity to develop, explore, and heighten their technical, cultural, and aesthetic awareness of ceramics in a global context, using the rich history and culture of China as a great resource. Studying in China provides an opportunity to learn and interact with resident artists and factory artisans, and to experience different technical processes at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen. Students will conclude by visiting galleries, museums, art districts, and cultural and historical sites in the capital city of Beijing.

This class has two parts:

1. Students will complete assigned research reading, discussions, presentations, and expression in ceramic and clay media. They will become familiar with and use vocabulary that will help in discussing ceramic work in terms of its visual and conceptual elements and in historical and cultural context.

2. Students will have hands-on experience in exploring technical processes, development of ideas, abstract thinking, aesthetic appreciation, and gaining an understanding of traditional and contemporary ceramics arts. Finally, they will continue to develop the skills necessary to look critically at their own work and that of others. The most helpful learning devices will be each student's active participation, interest and curiosity in art and culture, and creative, self-motivated open mind. 



Location: Jingdezhen and Beijing, China

NY departure and return dates: May 28 - June 26
Arrive in Jingdezhen morning of May 29

Course: 3 credits

Faculty: Professor Sin-ying Ho, Queens College, Art Department

Housing: Jingdezhen Dormitory and Hotel in Beijing 

Program Costs:


Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $2927


CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $690


Travel insurance: $37


Consolidated fee (housing, excursions, studio workshop and additional transportation,  

welcome and farewell dinner): $2200


Total cost with airfare: $4927


Airfare: $2000 (estimate)

Additional Costs:
 budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)    

          $170 Visa for China

Application Deadline: April 8, 2013

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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