Overseas Trips
18th November 2012

BSPY5 Beijing, China

Twenty-six Y5 Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) Scholars embarked on a four-week Study Immersion Programme to Beijing (China) from 18th November to 15th December 2012.

Students had the opportunity to interact with local professors in the renowned Renmin University of China and Peking University, whilst experiencing life as an undergraduate. This was an invaluable experience for the students, given it was the first time Peking University collaborated with Dunman High School. They attended lectures presented by eminent professors in the respective universities, which enriched their insights into the field of China studies and further propelled their interest in the subject. In addition, these professors provided constructive feedback and guidance toward their learning of H2 China Studies in Chinese.

There were also numerous visits to famous landmarks in Beijing, which included Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium), Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, as well as the spectacular Great Wall of China. The co-existence of ancient structures amidst modern architecture and infrastructure created a stark contrast yet powerful reminder of Beijing’s rich heritage.

The Immersion Programme also featured a two-day visit to Tianjin, the largest coastal city in northern China. The students were able to catch a glimpse of this vibrant city, which is highly regarded as the new growth pole in China and is a hub of advanced industrial and financial activity. Historical relics such as the Tianjin Italian Town also reflect the influence of self-contained concessions built by the Europeans during the 1800s. These architectures provide an exotic flavour to Tianjin.

This Immersion Programme to Beijing has provided students with an up-close and personal experience of the enduring Chinese culture and rapid rise of China in the international arena. The takeaways from this trip will remain entrenched in each student, moulding them into global citizens.

我校二十六名高一双文化奖学金得主于2012年11月18日至12月15日展开为期四个星期的北京浸濡之旅。

这次的浸濡之旅除了让学生们有机会与中国人民大学与北京大学的教授进行学术交流、加深对于中国的认识外,也让他们体验了当中国大学生的滋味。这也是我校第一次与北京大学合作,为学生们提供一系列的中国专题讲座,并指导学生们的论文写作。

学生们这次也参观了北京的著名地标,例如举办2008年北京奥运的国家体育场(俗称“鸟巢”)与国家游泳中心(俗称“水立方”)、有悠久历史的文化 古迹紫禁城与天坛等。当然,学生们也当上了“好汉”,爬上了世界七大奇观之一的万里长城。这次的北京之旅,就让学生们看到了文化古迹与现代建筑如何兼容并 蓄,打造北京独有的风景线。

这次的浸濡之旅也将学生们带到了中国北部最大的沿海城市——天津。在这两天的行程中,学生们见识到了一个集现代科技与金融活动为一体的天津。富有浓厚文化气息的意式风情区也让天津的建筑独具风味。

这次的浸濡之旅,不仅让学生们对于正在崛起的中国有了亲身的体验、加深对于中国的认识,也为这批双文化奖学金得主三年来的浸濡之旅划下完美的句号。

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