Short term project

Geology
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Course description:
        The extra high pressure metamorphic zone in the Dabie Mountains is the orogenic extra-high pressure metamorphic zone with the largest exposed area in the world. This course is intended for international students majoring in geology. For the first time, students will be taught natural rock rheology by combining field investigations in the Dabie Mountains and Tieshan Mountain. Lessons will be given both in English and in Chinese. Teaching includes both classroom teaching and field teaching. Classroom teaching (which will begin one day after field teaching) includes sorting out field observation materials, analyzing field observation data, writing field study reports, giving speeches, discussing achievements in field study, and lecturing teachers making a summary report of the short term training course. Field teaching includes field observation of dissolving creep (pressolution cleavage, pressolution suture line), finite strain measurement of rocks based on pressolution cleavage, finite strain measurement of rocks based on competent viscous folding and an estimation of rheological parameters, measurement of rock rheology based on refraction of cleavage, refraction of gneissic schistosity, and strain refraction, and practice in the methods of collecting oriented specimen in the field.         The course which takes 48 periods in six days will not only help students establish basic concepts of rock rheology, train students’ thinking in natural rock rheology, master techniques of field observation and classroom analysis in natural rock rheology study and methods of data processing and analysis, and guide the teaching and research of natural rock rheology in the world, but will also let students learn China’s long history of mining and smelting and let students visit geological cultural landscapes such as the world’s highest and steepest slope, Asia’s largest hard lock reclamation base, and China’s No.1 National Mine Park.
Lecturers: Zeng Zuoxun /Li Zhiyong/Xiao Zhiyong/Wu Siyuan
References: Manual for Field Practice in NaturalRock Rheology in the Dabie Mountains and Tieshan Mountain (English version);
Language of instruction: Both Chinese and English
Basic requirements:
This course is open to college students:
        1. Aged 18 or above who show concern for China, love geological exploration, and are equipped with basic knowledge of tourismscience and related subjects.
        2. Who are good at English and can have daily communication in English.
        3. Who are healthy and do not have any communicable disease.
 


The geological relics of the Quaternary Glacier

Course description
        This course is designed to give the international students the opportunity to explore the world famous mountains-- Lushan mountain which has the honorary title of "world cultural landscape" "world geological park" and "UN excellent ecological tourism scenic spot" .The international students of short-term study abroad can have a chance to survey the typical geological phenomenon. At the same time, The students can have an experience of the Chinese cultural treasure which inheritance for thousands of years.
        Both classroom instructions and field practice can provide students with a thorough understanding about the form and development of glaciers geomorphology and its geologic courses. The students can have a personal experience and feelings of the tourism geography culture of the "humanities holy mountain" and then leads to more cultural communication. Language of instruction: Both Chinese and English
Course objectives
        The course aims to provide the students with an overview of Chinese geology and geography .Upon completing the course, students will have:
        1.Demonstrated knowledge of Summary of Chinese geography
        2.Demonstrated knowledge of China's national geological park
        3.Demonstrated knowledge of the basic types of glacier geomorphology and its process of form and development;
        4.Demonstrated some types of Lushan mountain glaciers Geomorphology and its process of form and development and tourism geography culture of the "humanities holy mountain"; Field trip in geological park – Lushan Central China.
Basic requirements:
        This course is open to college students:
        1. Aged 14 or above who show concern for China, love geological exploration, and are equipped with basic knowledge of tourism science and related subjects.
        2. Who are good at English and can have daily communication in English.
        3. Who are healthy and Who are co-operative.
Learning Materials and Resources
1.Required readings:
        (1) Textbook: China Geography. Higher education Press; 2010.
        (2) Reading packet: to be distributed by the instructor in class.
2.Reference readings:
        (1) China ‘s Geography. Zheng Ping China intercontinental Press; 2010.
        (2) National Geography Collections of China. Zhejiang photography Press 2013.
        (3) Historic Lushan the Kuling Mountains ; Albert H Stone ; BiblioLife Press; 2009
3.Related websites:
        (1) China Mt. Lushan:
        http://www.china-lushan.com/english
        (2) UNESCO World Heritage Centre:
        http://worldheritage.routes.travel/world-heritage-site/lushan-national-park/
        http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/778
        (3) CCTV English program :
        http://english.cntv.cn/program/journeysintime/special/lushan/index.shtml
 


The formation and evolution of Karst landform

Course description:
        The Karst landform landscape in Enshi, Hubei isunique. Its surface configuration is as famous as its underground landscape. There are both water caves and dry caves. It is a development region of “three-dimensional Karst landform” that is rare in Chinaandeven in the world. Combining classroomlecturing with field geological investigation, this course focuses on Enshi Tenglong Cave Grand Canyon Geological Park in southwest Hubei. It can not only let the international students learnthe geological principles for the formation and evolution of the Karst landform, and realize the importance of protecting geological relics andtheecological environment, but can also let our students experience Enshi’s unique minority folk-customs by having them visit the traditional architecture and sculptures of the three major minorities such as the Tujia, Miao, and Dong nationalities, and promote cultural exchanges between China and foreign Countries.Lessons will be given both in Chinese and inEnglish. The course includes classroomteaching and outdoor teaching.Classroomteaching includes basics of geology and geomorphologic landscape, theories of tourist geoscience, and research methods. This course highlightsthe morphology types of karst landform and their formation and evolution, preliminary exploration of caves, the methods of investigating and studying cave sediments and Quaternary fossils,and the folk customs of Tujia and Miao people in Enshi. The main reasons for field scientific investigation include: Lichuan Tenglong Cave (The swallet stream cave system that connects the surface and the underground, and cone karst landscape), Longquan Water Town (one river going through two caves), Qiyue Mountain \(stone forest peak cluster), Enshi Grand Canyon(karst stone forest, stone column forest, karst barrier valley, and geosuture), Longlin Palace(rowing boats in water tunnel),and Suobu Ya Stone Forest (tower-shaped stone forest).
Lecturers:
        Prof. Yan Zhiwu/Prof. Hu Chaoyong/Associate Prof. Hu Chaoyong/Dr. Luo Wei/Associate Prof. Zhang Yuzhen/Yang Su
References:
        1. Zhu Xuewen, et al, Study of Guilin Karst Landform and Caves, Beijing. Geological Publishing House,1988.
        2. Zhang Yingjun, Miao Zhongling, Mao Jianquan, Zhang Dian, et al, Applied Karstologyand Speleology,Guizhou People’s Publishing House, 1985.
        3. Xin Jianrong, Theory of Tourist Geoscience, China University of Geosciences Press, 2006.
        4. Yan Zhiwu, Science of Tourism Resources, Wuhan University Press, 2007.
        5. Zhang Yuanhai, Irene Lynch, Cave Exploration, Shanghai Popular Science Press,2004.
        6. Derek Ford, Paul D. Williams, Karst Hydrogeology and Geomorphology, Wiley Publishing House, Mar.2007.
        7. Yan Zhiwu, et al, Comprehensive Investigation Report of Enshi Tenglong Cave Grand Canyon Geopark in Hubei, November 2013.
Language of instruction: Both Chinese and English
Basic requirements: This course is open to college students:
        1. Aged 18 or above who show concern for China, love geological exploration, and are equipped with basic knowledge of tourismscience and related subjects.
        2. Who are good at English and can have daily communication in English.
        3. Who are healthy and do not have any communicable disease.
 


Geodiversity and Biodiversity in Shennongjia Geopark

Course description:
        In collaborate with Shennongjia Geopark, which is a Global Geoparks Network (GGN) member located in Northwest Hubei Province, PRC, and focus on the geo-diversity, culture diversity and bio-diversity in Shennongjia area with rich teaching materials, the course is designed to raise awareness of the values of the geodiversity of the earth; to point out the threats to this diversity; to examine the ways that this diversity can be conserved, managed and resorted and help students to learn and experience China's traditional culture, geosciences culture, modern urban culture, and learn more about authentic China's GGN development and the geo-diversity, biodiversity and culture diversity in modern China. Language of instruction: English
Course objectives
        The course aims to provide the students with an overview of GGN in China . Upon completing the course, students will have:
        1. Demonstrated knowledge of geo-diversity;
        2. Demonstrated the knowledge of GGN and geo-park in China;
        3. Demonstrated the knowledge and skills that will enable them to explore the bio-diversity in Shennongjia area;
        4. Demonstrated some China's local cultural heritage and cultural diversity through extensive reading and field trip in Shennongjia, central China.
Basic requirements:
        This course is open to international students:
        1. Aged 14 or above who show concern for China, love geological exploration, and are equipped with basic knowledge of tourism science and related subjects.
        2. Who are good at English and can have daily communication in English.
        3. Who are healthy and do not have any communicable disease.
        4. who are co-operative.
Learning Materials and Resources
4.Required readings:
        (1) The Roof of China: Shennongjia Geopark of Hubei. Li Jiangfeng , et al. Wuhan: China University Of Geosciences Press Co.Ltd;2013.
        (2) Reading packet: to be distributed by the instructor in class.
5.Reference readings:
        (1)A Short History of Chinese Philosophy. Fung Yu-lan.Beijing:Peking University Press.2012.
        (2)Geodiversity:valuing and conserving abiotic nature .Murray Gray. John Wiley & Sons,Ltd. 2004.
        (3)Common Knowledge about Chinese Culture. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of The State Council& The Office of Chinese Language Council International. Beijing: Higher Education Press; 2007.
        (4)Chinese Culture. Wang De Chun. Shanghai: Foreign Language Education Press; 2011.
        (5)Common Knowledge about Chinese History. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of The State Council& The Office of Chinese Language Council International. Beijing: Higher Education Press; 2007.
        (6)Common Knowledge about Chinese Geography. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of The State Council& The Office of Chinese Language Council International. Beijing: Higher Education Press; 2007.
        (7)老子注译及评价.陈鼓应.北京:中华书局1984年5月第1版
        (8)Dong J G, Wang Y J, Cheng H , etal .A high resolution stalagmite record of the Holocene East Asian monsoon from Mt Shennong jia, central China[J].The H olocene,2010,20:257- 264.
        (9)]Hoffman P F.Kaufman A J.1998.Halverson G P,et a.l A Neoprotero zoic snowball earth[J].Science,(281):1342-1346.
        (10)O' Connor, P.J. The role of geotourism in supporting regeneration in disadvantaged rural communities in Ireland.2008.p.267-275.
        (11)《神农架志》[M].刘虹等.湖北:湖北科学技术出版社,1996,12.
6.Related websites:
        (4) http://www.globalgeopark.org/
        (5) http://www.geopark.cn/
        (6) http://www.snjdzgy.com/eindex.aspx
        (7) Chinese History Page by the Chaos Group at the University of Maryland :
        http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/toc.html
        (8) Modern Chinese History Virtual Library at CND:
        http://www.cnd.org/bookshelf/

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