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Let's go to China!

I'm looking forward to our upcoming trip. I have lived in and traveled to China many times, but I still love seeing it for the first time through the eyes of others. As educators, we must be prepared to teach our students about China's role in the twenty-first century. I know this trip will help you to fulfill this responsibility.
In addition to being affiliated with the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, I am also a professor of Chinese history at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. My research is on Chinese migration in the early twentieth century.
I look forward to learning with you in China.

Welcome to the 2015 NCTA China Study Tour Blog

Greetings, everyone. Welcome to the 2015 NCTA Study Tour to China. I'm Patrick Hughes, one of the leaders and Assistant Director of the University of Pittsburgh coordinating site for the NCTA (one of 7 national coordinating sites). The tour dates in China are July 15-August 4, 2015, so please check back for updates to this blog once we are in-country.

I have worked for the NCTA Pittsburgh site since 2006 as a graduate student assistant while working on a PhD. in Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. This will be my second trip to Asia, but my first trip to China. In 2010 I helped lead the NCTA study tour to Japan in 2010. I'm hoping that this China tour will be as rewarding as the Japan tour.

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Welcome to the 2015 NCTA China Study Tour Blog