There will be field trips organized in some of the content courses. For field trip(s) of each content course please refer to the syllabus.
Here are some photos for you to get a brief idea of the field trips.
Chinese Culture and Business Practices
The professor moved his class to a loft of an old house at Tian Zi Fang, where he told the stories of the Shanghai city of old times.
Tianzifang is largely hidden from the neighbouring streets, as it grew from the inside of the block outward. Known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys, it has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture.
Chinese Society and Culture
The students were taken to a renovated area where they were able to see how the urban areas transferred to new function while old architecture styles are kept.
Peninsula Bay in Shanghai is a fashion and cultural innovation industry park which used to be the old Shanghai Cink Experimental Factory. The main architecture is Harbin Building, an American style building built in 1929. Before 1942 it had gradually become a gathering place for Japanese people and refugee settlement for Jewish people.
Social Mobile Journalism
The students had the chance to pay a visit to the offices and had a group discussion with the Social Media Manager of the Sixth Tone.
There are five tones in Mandarin Chinese. When it comes to coverage of China, Sixth Tone believes there is room for other voices that go beyond buzzwords and headlines to tell the uncommon stories of common people.
Through fresh takes on trending topics, in-depth features, and illuminating contributions, Sixth Tone covers issues from the perspectives of those most intimately involved to highlight the nuances and complexities of today’s China.
It is a team of writers, editors, and researchers from within China and abroad that belongs to the state-funded Shanghai United Media Group, and share the office with sister publication, The Paper, one of the most influential online media in China.
Yangshan Deep Water Port
Yangshan Deep-Water Port is a deep water port for container ships in Hangzhou Bay south of Shanghai. Connected to Shanghai's Pudong New Area by the Donghai Bridge and forming part of the Port of Shanghai, the islands of Greater and Lesser Yangshan are administered separately as part of Zhejiang's Shengsi County.
Built to allow the Port of Shanghai to grow despite shallow waters near the shore, it allows berths with depths of up to 15 metres (49 ft) to be built, and can handle today's largest container ships. The port is built on the islands of Greater and Lesser Yangshan, part of the Zhoushan archipelago, with fill from land reclamation.
In 2015, the port handled 36.54 million TEU up 3.5% over 2014. In 2013 the volume was 33.6 million TEU. In mid-2011, port officials said the port was on track to move 12.3 million TEUs during the year, up from 10.1 million TEUs in 2010.