Program Dates: June 28 - July 15, 2019
Course: ANTH 440: Ethnographic Field School in China
Approximate Travel Cost: $1500 + $180 for Visa
(includes accommodations, meals, local transportation, Chinese visa, excursions, and airfare)
Course Description: This three week course offers students an opportunity to engage in visual anthropological projects – including ethnographic film, virtual and augmented reality – that document the struggle to preserve cultural heritage among the Miao Minority Peoples in the mountains of southern China. Student-led production teams will collaborate with Chinese college students on VR, AR and film-based oral history projects that will be featured in area National Minority museums, as well as in film festivals and online platforms in the U.S. The course will be taught by Professor Scott Wilson and Professor Steven Rousso-Schindler of the Anthropology Department at CSULB.
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June 24-27th: Class on Campus at CSULB
June 28th: Depart LAX for Beijing, China
June 28th: Continue to Wuhan via Bullet Train
June 29th - July 3: Orientation, Training and Group Formations in Wuhan
July 4th: Travel to Guilin by Bullet Train (2.5 Hours)
July 4th - July 7th: Film/VR Production in Guilin
July 8th: Return to Wuhan
July 8th - July 12th Film Completion / Group Work
July 13th - Depart Wuhan for Beijing (Bullet Train)
July 14th: Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour (Beijing)
July 15th: Return to Los Angeles from Beijing
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
For more information contact: Professor Scott Wilson at
Scott.Wilson@csulb.edu or Professor Steven Rousso-Schindler
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni,
and community members on a space available basis).
Faculty permission required.
ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarship: March 11, 2019