Global Practice China

Cultural Day

The program has been setup so that we (myself, Valerie, and Caroline) get to work with someone from Chengdu who can give us the cultural side of the city. We had our first Cultural Day on June 13th. Alex met us at our hotel at 10 am, by 10:30 we ...

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Art Market

So much has happened in this last week and I have been terribly slow at writing, so I figured I would break up three of the events into different blogs; the art market, the cultural day, and the pet market. The art market reminded me of a swap meet. There were ...

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When in China…

  Man at the art market who gave us free jewelry! The art market of Chengdu is an amazing feast for the eyes. Sarah brought us there so that we could see the handcrafts, jewelry, art, silk, and other Chinese novelties. Before going, she warned us that we would probably see exotic ...

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Environmental Literacy Surveys

On Thursday we continued work on the research project about environmental literacy among K-university students in China. We went to different schools to conduct the survey. Myself and l’jean went to a kindergarten with one of our Chinese colleagues. Other people went to primary schools, middle schools and universities. At ...

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Environmental Literacy Surveys

On Thursday we continued work on the research project about environmental literacy among K-university students in China. We went to different schools to conduct the survey. Myself and l’jean went to a kindergarten with one of our Chinese colleagues. Other people went to primary schools, middle schools and universities. At ...

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Helping to Spread Environmental Consciousness

Susan and colleagues from the Panda Base eating lunch after a long morning of surveying university students During our first week at the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding, we were introduced to our fantastic team of Chinese colleagues with whom we would be working. We also met Susan Clayton ...

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Xiâu Jian

I received a Chinese name…it is Xiâu Jian, which means Little Jean Now lets talk about the pandas! I’ll start out with a little back ground on myself I love pandas. I received my first panda stuffed animal for Christmas when I was 3. I have always been obsessed with pandas. ...

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Welcome to Chengdu, Land of the Giant Pandas

        The flight to China went smoothly (with the exception of the terminal connection at the horrendous LAX airport) and thankfully all of our luggage awaited us after finally arriving in Chengdu. The wonderful Sarah Bexell was there to great us at the airport along with a ...

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First Days

A lot of things have happened so far in the few days I have been in China as well as during traveling. The flights all went very well. I was able to sleep for most of the flight from LA to Beijing. We were given two meals on the plane. ...

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Global Practice » China 2015-06-09 23:08:28

The food has been interesting and much harder to navigate than I had imagined. I am vegetarian because meet has always made me very sick. I’ve traveled to other countries before and it seems that it is easy to find vegetarian options, not so much in Chengdu. I have this ...

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