02.23.2011 Pt. 1 Visit to Yonghegong Lama Temple, and Confucius Temple in Beijing, China March 21st 2011 I must have walked more today than I ever have in Minnesota. I wanted to travel around as much as I could before I needed to leave so I packed the Yonghegong Lama Temple, Confucius Temple, Drum and Bell Tower and finally Lotus Lane into one day.
The first visit of the day was to the Yonghegong Lama Temple. Yonghegong is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
My name is Brian Doyle and I will be leaving my home for several months for the first time. As an International Business student, I believe without the ability to communicate and understand a culture in its home location, the culture is excluded and immersion cannot be attained. Therefore I plan to participate in Japanese business and language courses, studying the traditional Japanese life style, and understanding how globalization impacts cultures outside the United States.
I will be attending Kwansei Gakuin University located in Osaka, Japan. Their classes offer a unique way for fore... full info