The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (TBC) provides a unique environment for undergraduate students from all over the world to begin their engagement with China. Our mission is to promote mutual understanding between China and other cultures. What makes us unique is our placement in a long and storied tradition of Jesuit education, one that teaches us that true cultural engagement starts first with friendship. Matteo Ricci, S.J. (利玛窦) came to Beijing in 1601. Like TBC students today, he and his companions studied the Chinese language and culture and used that knowledge to engage in the academic life of the day. Like our students today, these people were great adventurers and showed great courage, humility, and respect for what they found here. Ricci found a particularly close friendship with Xu Guanqi (徐光启), who taught him the Chinese way of life. In turn, Ricci shared his knowledge of the West. We seek to follow in these footsteps as we provide students with the supportive environment to start their own adventures in China. We achieve our mission by offering an outstanding immersive semester abroad program, short-term programs tailored for your group’s best initial engagement with China, and a research library with over 25,000 volumes in English used by scholars not only in China but from around the world. We achieve our mission with TBC’s professional and dedicated staff. So whether you are a newcomer or an old China hand, the experiences TBC provides will change and challenge the way you think about China and in turn, change your life.

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  • English (US)
  • Chinese

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The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination! Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the sou ... [+]

If you are seeking a TRUE immersion into China, The Beijing Center (TBC) is your destination!

Stand out from the crowd as we guide you along a 2-week excursion in the southern province of Yunnan or The Silk Road Trade Route in Western China. Call Beijing your new home as you and students from all over the world are housed on the University of Business and Economics campus, where our center is located. You may live with a Chinese roommate and can access your personal language tutor whenever you want to enhance your speaking skills.

Our faculty come from Beijing's top institutes and many are internationally-recognized scholars and noted researchers. Take notes and review them in our private library that houses one of the largest collections of books about China, in China (in English of course!).... [-]

China Beijing
January 2020
English (US),Chinese
Full time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
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