S: Part 1 Studying Abroad in China from May 2011 to August 2011 created by Amanda Fedewa
BC: Studying Abroad on a China Summer School program from Grand Valley State University May to Aug 2011 | Hard to fit a 3 month trip to China in one book. Look forward to more parts!
FC: The extraordinary adventures of Amanda Fedewa in China Part 1
1: A Tour of East China Normal University | The School Cafeteria: The food here was decent enough and cheap | School Food
2: The Tour Continues
3: The TV tower or the Oriental Pearl Tower is about 1535 feet high. It used to be the tallest building in China | Shanghai's amazing Skylines
4: View from the TV Tower | If you are wondering why it seems a bit foggy out; it is mostly smog from pollution in Shanghai. There might be a few real clouds mixed in as well.
5: The TV tower had an area with a glass floor so you could look straight down. It was pretty cool!
6: The Yuyuan Garden in Old Town Shanghai
7: The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - Saint Augustine
8: Making Wontons for the Wonton soup | Visiting a local Chinese family
9: Visiting a Chinese local family | I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. - Douglas Adams
10: 60th Celebration of a Chinese Community called Caoyang Village | This community in Shanghai was built 60 years ago and the Chinese were having a big cultural festival to celebrate it. | A picture of the community is seen above on the TV screen
11: There was singing and dancing. It was very beautiful.
12: One week trip to Beijing! | We slept on an overnight train to Beijing. First time for me! The train station was huge.
13: Tiananmen Square | Student protesting took place at Tiananmen Square in 1989. | Many people today in China still do not know of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. | The People's Liberation Army of China moved into Tiananmen Square and fired on the student protesters killing them. The exact number of people killed is not known. It ranges from hundreds to thousands.
14: The Forbidden City | The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty
15: For almost five hundred years, the Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. | Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings with 8,707 bays of rooms and covers (7,800,000 sq ft).
16: The Journey to the Great Wall | The Beautiful scenery on the way to the Great Wall
17: Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more.
18: The Great Wall of China | I had the opportunity to climb the unrenovated part of the Great Wall | On one side of the Great Wall, there is China, and the other side of the Wall is Outer Mongolia.
19: This part of the Great Wall is not open to the main public. | I actually climbed up those stairs. They are pretty intimidating at first. It's not to bad clijmbing up them but still scary getting down.
20: Climbing down these stairs was fun and climbing up them was fun too!
21: Some of these stairs are really steep and a lot of them are clearly falling apart. You can see why this isn't open to the main public. | Seeing the unrenovated part of the Great Wall was simply amazing. Not everyone gets to do this because you have to know where to go. This was by far one of my favorite side trips.
22: The Summer Palace | The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
23: When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. - Clifton Fadiman
24: Beijing Zoo | Lesser Pandas
25: China Tiger | Poor bear.. You just feel sorry for it. | The Giant Panda is one of China's national treasures and one of the world's most powerful symbols when it comes to species conservation.
26: Bizarre Food street in Beijing Some of it is seafood, bugs, insects, testicles, and all sorts of weird things you can eat.