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china
ever ancient,
ever young

THE HUMAN QUEST

Experience China’s modern cities. Universities, art districts, the music scene. Meet Chinese young adults -- Catholic, Protestant, traditional and secular. Experience the ever ancient and ever young human quest from a Chinese perspective. For first-time visitors, the tour can be extended to include popular destinations such as the Forbidden Palace and the Great Wall.

This tour is specially designed for those who work with Chinese international students at U.S. high schools and universities. All are welcome.

TOUR LEADER

Father Michael Agliardo, director of the USCCA and research scholar at Santa Clara University, will lead the tour. Staff of the internationally respected Beijing Center for Chinese Studies will provide logistical support.

WORKING ITINERARY

BEIJING

Ancient imperial sites and churches coexist on land granted by emperors in centuries past; magnificently restored historic churches; a seminary visit.

XI'AN

The site of 1st imperial capital of China;
terminus of fabled Silk Road; home to St. Francis Cathedral (1715) and a vibrant Catholic community.

SHANGHAI

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Cosmopolitan city and center of world finance; important center of Chinese urban Catholicism; Fudan University; pilgrimage site.