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China Studies Program Xiamen Fujian ChinaCHINA STUDIES PROGRAM (CSP) 中国研China Studies Program students visiting the ancient twin pagodas in  Quanzhou, ancient city called Zayton by Arabs, (origin of our word for silk), Marco Polo's fabled treasure city, from which he sailed, etc.
Adapted from "Xiamen University--Strength of the South"
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中国研究
中国研究项目 是由海外教育学院主办,由华盛顿区被美基督教高校委员会赞助的一项活动。每年都有来自美国各地学院的学生参加。 (这一项目将在随后作详细介绍) 网址: http://csp.bestsemester.com

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“中国问题研究”项目
“中国人会告诉你过去其实与今天一脉相承。来中国吧,来探索她伟大的过去,一起创造她美好的未来。” ——CSP 网站

CSP students visiting the ancient walled city of Chongwu, up the coast in Hui'an about 2 hours from Xiamen中国人已比较充分地了解世界,然而世界需要了解中国的东西还很多。最好的解决办法就是更多的人来到中国,亲身来体验。 所以我一直在要么“乞求”,要么“威逼利诱”我的外国朋友们来到中国,教学、学习、做生意,或者仅仅是来看一看。这么多年来,我一直希望厦门大学能够给外国学生提供一种短期培训教程,让他们在短时间内对中国从历史、文化、政治、语言到狗肉有一个全方位的了解。所以,当中国教育部在二000年三月打电话给我,说“中国问题研究”项目考虑将厦门大学作为基地的时候,我自然是喜出望外。
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通过这个项目,我认识了北美基督教高校委员会的副主席Richard Gathro博士,和“中国问题研究”项目的负责人 Jay Lundelius博士的夫人Yili Lundelius女士。晚饭时,我作了一幅关于厦门诗意生活的素描。他们喜欢自己在厦大所看到听到感受到的一切。“中国问题研究”项目在2000年秋天在厦大启动,在过去6年时间里,这一项目为学校带来了大部分美国生源。Lundelius博士称他非常欣赏厦大在这一方面富有专业精神的管理和对项目的大力支持。但他也意识到中国拥有众多优秀的学校和项目,尽管已经和厦大签定了新的项目合同,竞争依然存在并且还是非常激烈的。让我们共同期望这一项目会继续在厦大健康蓬勃发展,因为,如果这一项目移师别处的话,对厦大和项目本身都会是巨大的损失。
CSP Students visiting China's best maritime museum, in Quanzhou
25%的返回率
所有的学生都必须通过北美基督教高校委员会申请这个项目,但并不一定都必须来自基督教大学。学生也许来自维吉尼亚大学,James Madison 大学或Cornell 大学等等。但是更值得关注的也许是在参加完这个项目以后,这些学生将到哪儿去?据统计25%的学生会再次回到中国,在教育部(OEC)继续深造、教学、为社区发展项目工作或进入商业领域。比如有一个学生,回到上海的可口可乐工作,现在已经开始自己创业。大约有10%的学生在诸如蒙古、乌干达、摩洛哥、埃及等动荡地区的和平营工作。
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Jay说:“这个项目帮助学生更加清醒地认识国际形势,特别是中国。不管是让美国的学生了解中国,还是让中国的学生了解美国,都是一件好事。大多数美国学生刚来的时候都有点担心,因为他们对中国了解不多。但在这里他们广交朋友,离开的时候已经恋恋不舍,这其中许多都会再回来。”

CSP students ties the knot.  Will she be one of the six percent to get hitched?

6%的学生喜结良缘。
“中国问题研究”项目不仅仅充当了让中美两种文化彼此了解的介绍者,而且也当上了至少三对夫妇的红娘。一个来自衣阿华州Dordt学院的罗马尼亚学生通过这个项目认识了来自Greenville学院的他的另一半。另一对夫妇相识于西安,参加了和平营,一起去了罗马尼亚。在这一章的结尾是由Andy和Annie写的一篇文章。他们在厦大相识后结成夫妇,又一起回到这里工作。我算了一下,大概有6%参加这个项目的学生最后走到了一起。所以如果你也想寻找自己的意中人的话,那么也来参加我们的项目吧!
2005年11月10日,美国国会通过了308号议案,决定2006年为“海外学习年”,以此来促进世界教育、世界文明化、世界和平以及世界贸易。让我们共同期望“中国研究项目”将继续在厦大开展,这样我们才能吸引更多的美国学生——至少他们中的6%有希望通过这个项目认识另一半,然后结婚!接下来就是两位亲身经历者给我们讲述的故事。


厦大情缘
作者:Andy Platt和Dr. J lecturing in classAnnie Platt


我想严格点来说我和安妮其实初次相识于洛杉矶国际机场,但那时我们见了面最多只是含糊地对彼此说个“嗨”。实际上作为北美基督教高校委员会“中国研究项目”的学生,我们确实是在厦门相识相知的。对朋友们我们也是这样讲的。
说起来应该是一个非常传奇的爱情故事:两个年轻的学生在美丽的厦大校园相遇,彼此一见钟情,两颗心日渐生出爱意,逐渐萌芽的爱让彼此心意相通,越走越近。但事实上事情并不是那样简单。当然,要有趣得多。

Andy and Annie sparring before marriage, in 2002我俩都是模范学生,天天都在埋头苦读,如饥似渴地消化教授所传授的关于中国——这个曾经距离我们那么遥远的神秘国度的一切。事实证明我们那时侯所学的东西在日后是非常实用的。比如理解我们西安和厦门的朋友对我们的热情好客,以及所谓的面子问题等。

开始的时候学习任务比较重,安妮和我没什么来往。当期末快来临,我们的时光逐渐轻松起来。那时安妮、我和另一个至今都是我最好的朋友,在一起彼此交流了很多。我们经常在白城的沙滩,或是在我们居住的南光5号楼的楼梯井里开怀畅谈。
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接下来我做了一件无可原谅的事。想到再过一个多月学期就要结束了,我们很有可能要各奔东西,彼此再不能相见,我决定要让这段美妙的友谊以另一种方式长久地维持下去。2002年的感恩节那天,我们在一起共享了美味的烤鸭和小红莓酱大餐。我在暴雨中的校园,向她倾吐了我的心声。她的反应不象我所希望的那样强烈。简单点说(事实上我们就这件事在接下去的两天里讨论了好几小时),她拒绝了我。Andy and Annie today.  I wonder if they still spar?

命运注定我们彼此的学校距离只有几个小时的车程。那年春天我买了手机,充值一万多迈,我还长途驱车到她的老家——华盛顿州的斯波坎市。毕业时,我们结婚了。我们是在圣诞节订的婚,在2004年2月29日结的婚。(我只想让我们的结婚日期尽量地与众不同。)

由于之前在厦大的经历,我们知道到中国来工作应该不错。于是我们到了西安去教英语。之后我们接到邀请信,母校(可以这么说,北美基督教高校委员会和厦大都是我们的母校) 请我们回去教历史,我们怎么能不欣然从命。现在,我们经常经过当初我被拒绝的那个地点,每每路过那儿,我都会恶作剧般地想起:现在谁的手上戴着我的戒指呢?

补充:想要知道厦大学生如何找到自己心仪女孩的,请看《魅力厦大》“长汀传说”(“恋爱”三步曲 )!
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