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About Zhejiang University and Shanghai

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang Uni
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Zhejiang Uni

Zhejiang University, established in 1897 is one of China's oldest and most presitigious Universities. It was initially known as "Qiushi Shuyuan". In September 1998 four Universities located in Hongzhou amalgamated; Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University, to create a new Zhejiang University as is seen today.These four universities have grown out of the same ancestry , the Quishi (literal menaing of "truth" in Chinese)and as a result have all inherited the spirit of "Qiushi" at the same time built up their own distictive features in teaching and reserach.

Zhejiang Province Map

Hangzhou & Zhejiang Province

Zhejiang University is in Hangzhou, an ancient capital of China's South Song Dynasty. Hangzhou is located in the northern region of Zhejiang Province.
The university now occupies over 518 hectares totalling over 39,000 students including undergradutes, postgraduates and PhD candidates.

Zhejiang Province is one of the "tourist stops" for thousands of visitors each year due to it's beautiful scenerey, culture and history.



The City: Shanghai is a world-class city. This Manhattan of the East never sleeps. Situated where the Yangtze River flows into the Pacific Ocean, this city rose as one of the premier sites for modern capitalism in the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco buildings from that era are now interspersed with new high-rises. A stroll along the riverside Bund at night melds the past and the present: the lights of the old financial district on one side mix with the glow of the new financial district on the other. Invisible now is the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution which attempted to institute a peasant utopia by smashing the artifacts of elite Chinese history. This gateway to China is home to thousands of business people from countries all over the world. It is just one step inside the country that is home to one fifth of the world’s population and which is steeped in history, culture, and color.

Living in Shanghai: Getting around Shanghai is easy and cheap. It is a hop and a skip to the amazing Shanghai Museum, historic districts, the warehouse district of vanguard artists. There are shopping arcades with everything from designer to imported or locally produced clothing, shoes and other goods and restaurants featuring Chinese and international cuisine of every kind.  Markets specializing in fabric, clothing, shoes, electronic—you name it, they got it—abound.  So too internet cafes, bookstores, video stores, groceries, 24 hour convenience stores, and fast food outlets. Nightlife includes movies, opera, theater, acrobats, and an immense variety of restaurants, bars, and discos run by people from countries all over the world. Students can travel by metro, bus, or taxi, or walk.

(*Shanghai text quoted from Connie Cook's Study Abroad website, Lehigh University)

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMR-0844014.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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