Gotoco Camp China

2019 Newsletter Archive

Every other Tuesday in the first half of 2019, we published a  newsletter to help Gotoco’ers to prepare for their trip to China, and to share the latest updates from Gotoco.

June 11 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Shandong province (Shāndōng 山东), which runs down China’s East coast bordering the Yellow Sea. This province claims to be the birthplace of ‘Confucius’ (孔子 Kǒngzǐ), football (Cuju), some of the region’s earliest written recordings of city life (the claypots of Dawenkou and Dinggongcun), and, of course, Tsingdao beer.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include a list of our favourite websites for news on China, an article on a rocket launch in Shandong, and a feature on University of Bristol Campus Ambassador Anna Spenner Hernandez.

 

We also introduce our team of summer interns, and share the history of the street the Gotoco office is on in Beijing.

 

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May 28 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Zhejiang province (Zhèjiāng 浙江), a coastal province bordered by the East China Sea and Shanghai in the north. The capital city Hangzhou (Hángzhōu 杭州) is a well-known city and tourist destination, but there is much more to see (and eat!) here.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include an introduction on unique Chinese fruits, an article on Zhejiang’s “Tattoo Dragon”, and a feature on New York University Campus Ambassador Emma Bass.

 

We also share a little bit about Gotoco Director Richard’s exciting trip to Guiyang this past weekend to launch Gotoco’s new camp curriculum!

 

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May 14 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Shantou (Shàntóu 汕头), a city on the Eastern coast of China’s Guangdong province. Shantou has welcomed Gotoco participants for over 6 years and will play host to 30 more in summer 2019! Shantou is a former fishing village turned treaty port, that is now a Special Economic Zone and home to over 5 million people! The city’s architecture, food and landscape give testament to its unique history.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include an article on the new Netflix documentary series “Flavorful Origins,” which highlights Chaoshan cuisine, and a feature on School of Oriental Studies, London Campus Ambassador Juan Jesus Torrecillas.

 

We also teach you how to type in Chinese using pinyin, and share a little bit about Gotoco team member Hiten’s trip to Chengdu this past weekend!

 

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April 30 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Henan province (Hénán 河南) . Gotoco participants have previously spent the summer here at camps such as Zhengzhou Wisdom International Education School and Shangqiu Qi Yuan Educational Organisation. As well as being home to one of Gotoco’s directors (Lisha), Henan is known for being the ancient cradle of civilization. A large number of heritage sites, and  some of China’s greatest archeological treasures, can be found here.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include an article on Luoyang (Luòyáng 洛阳), China’s forgotten capital , and a feature on University of Bristol Campus Ambassador Rhys Jones. We also teach you about the Chinese breakfast staple the jiānbǐng 煎饼, and introduce you to Gotoco’s new office team member Hiten!

 

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April 16 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Guizhou province (贵州 Guìzhōu) . Gotoco participants have previously spent the summer here at camps such as Guizhou Forerunner College and Guizhou Travel and Learn Education. Guizhou is known both for its natural beauty and technological developments.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include an article on the advancement happening in Guizhou’s capital city Guiyang (Guìyáng 贵阳), and a feature on Texas A&M University Campus Ambassador Aimar Diaz. We also let you know how to check the air quality in China and why old ladies are always dancing in the parks here!

 

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April 2 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Anhui province (安徽 Ān​huī)​. Gotoco participants have previously spent the summer here at camps such as Anhui Beautiful Way (Meitu) and Anhui Fuyang ABC Camp. Anhui is known for its stunning mountains, such as Huangshan 黄山 (Yellow Mountain), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Other highlights in this newsletter include an article on Maotanchang High School, a notorious “cram school” in Anhui, and a feature on University of Oxford Campus Ambassador Anna Duff. We also let you know when National Bubble Tea Day is (it’s coming up this month!), and share some photos of the cherry blossoms around our office in Beijing.

 

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March 19 2019 Issue

In this issue, we highlight Hunan province (湖南). Gotoco participants have previously spent the summer here at Lengshuijiang Young Boss Education Camp, and have had amazing experiences travelling around the famously beautiful province, exploring everything from Zhangjiajie National Park—the inspiration for the Hallelujah Mountains in Avatar—to spicy Hunan cuisine.

 

Other features in this newsletter include an article on Nüshu, a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in Jiangyong, Hunan Province, and some words from Jennifer He, a Dartmouth College student who recently participated in one of Gotoco’s winter programmes and spent a month interning at our Beijing office. We include some announcements on what our staff have been up to, such as attending Monkey Jane’s wedding in Yangshuo, and updates on the placement process for summer programmes.

 

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