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Texas A&M University College of Architecture

China, Cities, Landscape and Architecture

July 3 – August 7, 2020 (Summer II: 5 weeks)

Program Description

With more than 5000 years cultural history, Chinese developed their unique traditions in their towns, gardens and buildings with distinguished characteristics. For past four decades, China has experienced the rapid economic growth and urbanization. Today China is the second largest economic power in the world.

This program will focus on both historical and contemporary cities, towns, landscape, and architecture in China, including the ancient capital city, imperial and scholarly gardens, contemporary public parks and urban social spaces, master-planned communities, urban redevelopment projects, national parks, and architecture. We will explore traditional towns and villages, and 2008 Beijing Olympic Park and 2010 World Expo site, as well as a number of spectacular world heritage sites, including Great Wall, Yellow Mountain, and Stone Forest.


All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.


Program Highlights

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