China Summer 2019: Urbanization, In-Migration, Innovation: Shenzhen as China's Silicon Valley and Most Dynamic Global Megacity

China Summer 2019

A Summer Field Study Course in Shenzhen and Its Neighboring Cities of Dongguan, Huizhou, and Hong Kong

In 1979, China established its first special economic zone in the small fishing village of Shenzhen bordering Hong Kong. Over four decades, Shenzhen has grown into China's Silicon Valley, known for its widespread immigrant entrepreneurship and leading industrial innovation. Shenzhen also has become China's most dynamic global megacity, approaching Shanghai in population (more than 20 million) and catching up to Hong Kong in GDP. Thus, Shenzhen is known as a miracle city that deservces in-depth investigation as an instructional case for understanding the original and critical outcomes of China's historically unprecedented urbanization through massive rural-urban migration and its global rise via rapid economic develpment and technological innovation.

The program dates are June 8-26, 2019.  For program brochure, click here.

Please find the application forms below:

Click Here for the 2019 China Summer Application in Word

Applications are due by March 30, 2019.

2017 China Sunmmer revised (003).jpg 

For most questions, please contact:                                                           

Xiangming Chen
Dean and Director, Center for Urban and Global Studies
Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology
Trinity College
70 Vernon Street

For questions related to application, please contact:

Gabby Nelson

Administrative Assitant
Center for Urban and Global Studies
Trinity College
70 Vernon Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 297-2629