A Cultural Experience
The phrase China Odyssey has two meanings: one general and one specific. Generally, China Odyssey refers to the fact that China, the oldest living civilization, is on a journey -- an odyssey -- into the future, which now involves an intensive dialogue with the West. In appreciation of this odyssey, this web page includes a journal now published in Chinese -- Culture Communication -- that focuses on ways in which China might add to, but also learn from, an intellectual movement called process studies. The link on the left called Culture Communication takes you to those articles. We offer this as a service to our Chinese-speaking friends in China and other parts of the world. If you read Chinese, please enjoy the many interesting articles.
More specifically, the phrase China Odyssey points to a second trip to China that will be taken by Hendrix College students. China Odyssey II offers an opportunity for six Hendrix students to visit China from May 23-June 6, 2006. This trip is sponsored by the Hendrix Odyssey Initiative, with help from the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy, both of which are based at Hendrix College. Led by Dr. Jay McDaniel and Dr. Ian King, this trip constitutes an attempt at formalizing an East Asian component to the travel opportunities Hendrix offers. China Odyssey II will include three "days of dialogue" with students from three universities in China, during which Hendrix students and Chinese students will make short presentations of subjects related to their university studies, responding to one another. At the end of each day of dialogue, there will be a cultural exchange, in which students from both countries will sing songs from their cultures and share stories. The aim is to promote friendship between people, which is a central aim of the kinds of education offered at Hendrix College.
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