Tibet, Lhasa, Potala Palace, Buddhism
The Potala Palace in Lhasa

Classic China and Tibet

Witness ancient traditions and modern life in China and Tibet on this popular journey
Starting at $6,871
Including airfare, airline taxes & departure fees
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Hugh Shapiro
May 14 - Jun 1, 2014
Hugh Shapiro is a professor of Chinese history and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Nevada. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has enjoyed visiting appointments at Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and universities in Japan, Taiwan, and China. His extensive archival and fieldwork in East Asia regards the history of the body. He co-edited, Medicine Across Cultures: History and Practice of Medicine in Non-Western Culture, and is experimenting with different media to present research. He received the Li-Qing Prize for the History of Chinese Science and won his university’s highest teaching award. Hugh has studied or worked in China regularly since 1978. Hugh will be leading the May 2014 departure.

Dennis W. Johnson
Sep 13 - Oct 1, 2014
Dr. Dennis W. Johnson is professor of political management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He also has an affiliated faculty appointment with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GWU. Dr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Dr. Johnson was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in China. He and his wife Pat lived in Guangzhou and Dr. Johnson taught China-U.S. relations and public policy to both graduate and undergraduate students at Jinan University. He was also appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the Guangdong Research Institute for International Strategy. He has traveled widely throughout China giving lectures at several universities and research centers on American-Chinese relations and American politics. He is the author or editor of eight books, and his teaching focuses on global energy and environmental issues. He has a particular interest in the environmental and energy-related challenges facing modern China. His hobbies include Chinese calligraphy and Mandarin language studies.

Ingrid Larsen
Oct 11 - 29, 2014; May 13 - 31, 2015; Oct 10 - 28, 2015
Ingrid Larsen is a Chinese art historian and specialist in early Chinese painting. She did her doctoral training at the University of Michigan and Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and received national scholarships from the National Academy of Sciences and the Fulbright Commission. While a Chinese language student in Taiwan in the 1980s, Ingrid worked at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, and more recently was a consultant for the permanent Ancient China exhibition in the newly opened National Museum of China in Beijing in 2010–11. From 1997–2007 she worked on the project to catalogue the Song and Yuan dynasty paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, and has published on the formation of Charles Lang Freer’s Chinese painting collection. In 2012 she served as editor for a catalogue and exhibition of modern Chinese calligraphy at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University entitled Pictures of the Mind: The Art of Wang Fangyu. Her current research focuses on the emergence of Chinese art collections in American museums and private collections during the 19th and 20th centuries. Ingrid has been traveling to China for three decades, and spent five years living in Beijing––most recently 2009–2010.