Day Eight: Yalies descend on Shanghai

Wednesday was the much-awaited day of (relative) freedom in Shanghai, without any planned activities after lunch. But the day began early with a 7:30 breakfast […]

Day 7: A grain of salt, or a teaspoon of salt?

The agenda was a visit to a village outside Xi’an, and the question of the day seemed to be: Would this village show us the […]

Day 6: Terracotta Soldiers (!!!)

So you’ll have to forgive me if I gush a bit in this post — our main activity today was a visit to the Terracotta […]

Day 5: A glimpse of “real life”?

If we were ever going to have a chance to see what “real life” might be like in Xi’an, it seemed that Sunday was our […]

Day 4: From Beijing to Xi’an

We spent most of Saturday in transit, first from our Beijing hotel to the Great Wall at Badaling, then to the Beijing Olympics construction, and […]

Day 3: Examining Chinese education reform

Friday brought the Yale 100 delegates face-to-face with ongoing reforms to the Chinese education system, which are beginning to transform Chinese universities along American lines. […]

Day 2: The jet lag sets in

On the first full day of the Yale 100’s trip to China, the group was confronted with a packed schedule: an alumni breakfast event, smaller […]

President Hu welcomes Yale 100 to China

Four hours after we arrived at Beijing Airport on Wednesday, Yale faculty and students were welcomed to China by President Hu Jintao in a brief […]

China delegation gets sendoff from Levin

Faculty and students departing next week for China met Tuesday afternoon to hear from Yale President Richard Levin about the challenges facing China in the […]

Bush meets with Yale delegation to China

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush ’68 met Friday afternoon with Yale President Richard Levin, China’s Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong and other […]