2017 China Summer Program

River Cities of East and Southeast Asia: An Historical, Sociological and Environmental Investigation

A Traveling Investigation of Shanghai, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

In the summer of 2017, The Center for Urban and Globals Studies (CUGS), in collaboration with four departments and programs and with creative inspiration and support from The Henry Luce Foundation, The Thomas Urban China Studies Endowment, The O’Neill Asia Cum Laude Endowment, and The Charlotte Riggs Scholarship Fund, will launch a new Trinity summer program taking a group of students to Shanghai, Bangkok, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.  There they will investigate critical historical, socioeconomic and environmental questions confronting these cities.  Studying these dynamic cities sequentially and in close connection offers a fascinating way to glimpse and access the various facets of sustainable development in Asia, where the world’s largest urban populations are putting heavy pressure on entire watersheds and the ecosystems of river cities large and small.

The program will carry 1.5 course credits and a .5 Chinese language credit, through initial classroom instruction, field visits in Hartford and subsequent traveling instruction by five Trinity College professors and local experts.  The program dates are June 5-25, 2017.


CLICK HERE for Summer 2017 River Cities brochure


CLICK HERE for schedule and course information



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:

Jane Switchenko
Student Program Coordinator
Center for Urban and Global Studies
Trinity College
70 Vernon Street
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 297-2629

Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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