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What better place to study archeology than in China, one of the world’s most ancient civilizations? Few countries can trace a continuous history back to the Paleolithic Age – making China an academically rewarding destination for humanities students.

The Summer School on Chinese Archaeology investigates China’s most significant archaeological discoveries. Your studies begin with Early Chinese Civilization, examining the discoveries in the Yellow River and Yangtze River and the origins of Chinese diet and agriculture. By studying China in the context of ancient East Asia, you’ll learn about the shift from Shang Dynasty to Zhou Dynasty, and the politics and cultures of the powerful Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties. Also discussed is the political significance of bronze, and the communication between east and west on the famous Silk Road.

This program provides learning opportunities both inside and outside of the university. Your studies will take you to museums, national parks, and laboratories for insight on how technology and collaboration assist archeological research. Field trips to excavations conducted by Shangdong University will illuminate Shangdong’s Qilu culture, which is the typical representative of Chinese culture. This program also covers today’s opportunities and challenges in Chinese cultural heritage protection.

Join renowned professors for a hands-on experience of China’s vast heritage. You’ll immerse yourself in another world – and another time.

Program Specific Eligibility Requirements

Students from history, archaeology, anthropology, and other humanities or social science fields are preferred.

See the How to Apply page for general CLIC eligibility criteria.

Application Procedure

Apply with your home university to receive your travel grant.

Complete an application with the China Scholarship Council.

Once your CSC application has been verified, you will be nominated to the program.

If this program is not available at your university, contact your home university CLIC liaison and see if they can add it!

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