Past & future events & publications

Upcoming China-related events:

  • “Made in China: Chinese Porcelain and Other Asian Exotica in Wunderkammer,” Public presentation by Ron Fuchs II, Curator of the Reeves Collection, Washington & Lee University, Friday, Oct. 13, noon-1 p.m., Schmucker 302
    In anticipation of “The Wonders of Nature and Artifice” exhibit, the Department of Art and Art History invites you to an informative public presentation by Ron Fuchs II, international specialist of 18th century porcelain and Curator of the Reeves Collection at Washington & Lee University. This lecture will explore what Chinese porcelain is, where and how it is made, and why it was included, along with other Asian objects, in European Wunderkammer in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Come learn more about one of the most outstanding objects to be featured here at Gettysburg College’s own “Chamber of Wonders” in the Schmucker Art Gallery in November!
  • Spring Workshop presented by GPA participants, Spring 2018 (date TBA)
  • Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor: Exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 2017 – March 4, 2018.

Publications

Outreach activities after returning from China:

  • Chris Fee and Meredith Piatt gave a presentation to the Upper Adams School Board on August 15, 2017.
  • Sept. 22, 12 to 1 p.m., CUB 260, Gettysburg College – Friday Faculty Lunch: Gettysburg Fulbright-Hays in Beijing
    Jim Udden, Betsy Lavolette, Chloe Ruff, Amy Evrard, Chris Fee, and Rim Baltaduonis talked about their experiences learning Mandarin and studying the Chinese educational system in Beijing for the month of June.
  • Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m., Bowen Auditorium, Gettysburg College
    Education Panel: Comparing Chinese & America Education
    During this session, panelists discussed their observations of the differences and similarities between the Chinese and American educational systems. They also shared how this cultural experience has affected their own classroom teaching and learning.

Before traveling to China, we met at Gettysburg College on the following dates.

  • Friday, January 20,  4:30 p.m. – orientation and introduction – Breidenbaugh Hall 103
  • Monday, January 30, 5:30 p.m. – Discussion of Personal Projects in China, led by Dr. James Udden, GPA director – Breidenbaugh Hall 103
  • Monday, February 13, 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion/Q & A on Chinese art and religion (or other issues), led by Dr. Deborah Sommer (Department of Religion) – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, February 27, 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion/Q & A on Chinese education by Dr. Bruce Larson (Political Science), Dr. Yan Sun (Art History), and at least one student from China – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, March 20, 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion/Q & A on the history of China by Dr. Dina Lowy (History) – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, March 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Chinese Language, Session 1, Facilitated by Ms. Yingjia Zheng, Lecturer in Chinese – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, April 3, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Chinese Language, Session 2, Facilitated by Ms. Yingjia Zheng, Lecturer in Chinese – Breidenbaugh Hall 112
  • Monday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion/Q & A on Chinese economics by Dr. Zhining Hu (Economics) – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, April 17, 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Chinese Language, Session 3, Facilitated by Ms. Yingjia Zheng, Lecturer in Chinese – Breidenbaugh Hall 112
  • Monday, May 1, 4:30 to 6 p.m. – Chinese Language, Session 4, Facilitated by Ms. Yingjia Zheng, Lecturer in Chinese – Breidenbaugh Hall 112
  • Monday, May 8, 5:30 p.m. – Lecture and practicum on Chinese food, utensils, and meal etiquette and contemporary culture. Hosted by Li’s Buffet and facilitated by Dr. Junjie Luo, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies; Ms. Yingjia Zheng, Lecturer in Chinese; Dr. Yan Sun, Professor, Art and Art History; Mr. Brad Lancaster, Director of International Student Services; and Dr. James Udden – 165 York St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • Monday, May 15 – Session canceled
  • Monday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. – Lecture/Discussion/Q & A on the Chinese political system by Dr. Fritz Gaenslen (Political Science) – Breidenbaugh Hall 201 (Joseph Theater)
  • Monday, May 29, time TBA – Videoconference with CET representatives. Facilitated by Ms. Rebecca Bergren, Center for Global Education, and CET on-site program director, and project director. Final
 departure orientation, scheduling updates, and last- minute concerns (safety, emergency procedures). Review of responsibilities of participants to lead discussions while in China and document the group’s experiences through video, photography, and social media
  • Thursday, August 24, 5:15 p.m. – Debrief