|1||April 15||Introduction to public health system in China: the past, present and future, lecture by Dr. Hong.|
|2||April 25||Orientation to Chinese culture, lecture by faculty of TAMU Confucius Institute|
|1||May 16||Departure early morning from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport, en route to China.|
|2||May 17||Arrive in Shanghai in evening, NJMU will pick up students from airport, and will arrive in Nanjing at around 11:30pm, check in hotel.|
|3||May 18||AM: Orientation, meeting and discussion with NJMU faculty and students.
PM: Bus to NJMU Jiang-Ning Campus and site visit of NJMU and Nanjing City. Take Metro bus back to Wu-Tai Campus.
EV: Welcome dinner with NJMU faculty & students.
|4||May 19||AM: Visit Sun Yet Sen National Cemetery, Sun is the founder of modern China and founder of the Republic of China.
PM: Visit Xiao Tomb of Ming Dynasty, understand Chinese history and how history shapes current political and social system.
EV: Visit the ancient Qin-Huai River, its music and surrounding architecture, appreciate the rich history and cultural tradition of Nanjing.
|5||May 20||AM: Guest lecture by NJMU faculty on public chealth in China .
PM: Visit NJMU affiliated Nanjing Children’s Hospital, guest lecture by faculty of Children’s Hospital.
|6||May 21||AM: Visit NJMU affiliated Nanjing Women’s Hospital, guest lecture by faculty of Women’s Hospital.
PM: Visit Confucius Temple, understand Chinese culture on education and health.
|7||May 22||AM: Visit rural clinics or county-level maternal health clinic, guest lecture by district level or county-level CDC staff or “barefoot doctors”.
PM: Visit a community clinic
|8||May 23||AM: Visit Nanjing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, guest lecture by NJMU faculty, understand how ideology of traditional medicine shapes Chinese people’s health behavior.
PM: Visit an elementary school/kindergarten in Nanjing, take part in class activities. Understand how new generations of Chinese have adopted new lifestyles that might change their health outcomes.
EV: Discussion with NJMU faculty and students, good bye to Nanjing.
|9||May 24||AM: Take bus to Wuxi—a typical city in Jiangsu Province, Visit Wuxi CDC.
PM: Visit Wuxi manufacturing district and a family-owned factory, guest lecture by a factory manager, understand how economic booming has created new social classes.
EV: Stay in Wuxi
|10||May 25||AM: Take bus/train to Shanghai.
PM: visit Shanghai Minhang Hospital, one of the first private hospitals in China, and understand the new trend of healthcare marketization and privatization in China.
|11||May 26||AM: Visit Pudong, the financial center of China.
PM: Visit a finance/mutual fund company in Pudong and understand how international exchanges have transformed contemporary China. Guest lectures by local business leaders.
|12||May 27||AM-PM: Visit Shanghai Bund, the former Shanghai international settlement (dated back to First Opium War), understand history of international trade, invasion of foreign diseases and beginning of public health response system in China.
EV: Take train from Shanghai to Beijing.
|13||May 28||AM: Visit The Forbidden City.
PM: Visit The Tian’an’men Square (the symbol of power center of Chinese government) and Cemetery of Mao Ze Dong (Mao was the founder of People’s Republic of China).
EV: Visit Senior Community Center and “Hutong” (historical alleys), guest lecture by a local community leader.
|14||May 29||AM & PM: Visit the Great Wall, understand the 2000-year history of the Great Wall across more than 20 dynasties.
EV: On-site visit of Chaoyang District, Center of Business Development, group discussion.
|15||May 30||AM: Visit Royal Summer Palace, the emperor residence of Qing Dynasty.
PM & evening: The Olympic Buildings, Bird Nest and Water Cubic (sites of 2008 Beijing Olympics).
Evening: Class wrap-up and discussion, goodbye to Beijing.
|16||May 31||AM: Departure from Beijing airport and return to US, arrive in Houston in the evening of May 31.|
|1||June 28||Final Paper due|
|2||August 7||Group project presentation to SRPH|