The China summer program is a 3-week summer study away program. Each year, the course focuses on a particular theme and geographic area. The program has been run by Professor Xiangming Chen since 2009. The summer program in China was suspended for 2020-2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related policies. Please check back for more information on future programs later or email Xiangming Chen, [email protected].


2019 Reunion of Alumni of the Program

In May 2019, we celebrated 10 years of summer study away in China by bringing together alumni, current students, and faculty to reflect on the program’s impact on education, careers, and friendships.


Minor in Urban China Studies

This field course is the keystone of the minor in urban China studies. The interdisciplinary minor in Urban China Studies helps students understand the diverse drivers and complex consequences of transformative urban development in China from historical, contemporary, and interdisciplinary perspectives.