Journey East Trip to China 2005


Created at Leland & Gray High School in Townshend, Vermont, supported by the Asian Studies Outreach Program (ASOP) at the University of Vermont (UVM), and funded primarily through a grant from the Freeman Foundation,

Journey East, as a whole, consists of the Asian Studies Academy and Sino-American Performing Arts Exchange at Leland and Gray Union High School; the integration of an Asian Studies curriculum throughout the Windham Central Supervisory Union, and the introduction of Chinese language programs into the district.

Dr. Juefei Wang, Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program University of Vermont, is a recipient of the prestigious Goldman Sachs Award for Excellence in International education, on behalf of the UVM, Asian Studies Outreach Program.

The Leland and Gray Journey East program is deeply indebted, and extends its heartfelt thanks, to Dr. Juefei Wang, without whose effort and support this program would not even be possible!

Thank you Juefei!

Leland & Gray
Journey East IV

Tom Connor
Program Director

Ann Landenberger
Artistic Director

Matt Martyn
Music Director


Answers to the Journey East 2005 Quiz

  • Beijing, Jinan, Qufu, Xi’an, and Hohhot.
  • 12 hours ahead.
  • Yuan. Currently the exchange is: one dollar =  8.2765 yuan
  • The Beijing Opera.
  • The 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • Tiananmen Square, The Great Wall, Beijing Opera, Beijing Acrobats, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the School Year Abroad.
  • Jonathan, Travis, and Ripley.
  • 6,847 miles.
  • Confucius.
  • “Rock and Roll Society.”
  • Jenny, Patricia, Carolyn, Janet, Jean, Mimi, and Elyn.
  • 56
  • Han
  • The CUTE KID Technique.
  • Soccer, basketball, and ping pong.
  • They performed six shows and one open dress rehearsal. They performed for more than 8,000 people.
  • Dr. Juefei Wang (and, of course, Ann, Matt, and Ron)
  • Bicycles.
  • Tom, Ann, Matt, Elyn, Mimi, Cory, Ray, Adam, Dylan, Pat, Riley, Travis, Jonathan, Ripley, Isaac, Brandon, Lili, Carrie, Devon, Kate Katy, Allie, Emily, Kaylene, Katherine, Jen, Michelle, Stephanie, Jessie, and Kristen.
  • Chinese version of fondue
  • Kristen, Pat and Matt’s wife, Jenn
  • Even though their birthdays are a day apart, because of the time difference, for twelve hours Cody and Kristen celebrated their birthdays together.
  • Cashmere.
  • To help “Westerners” pronounce the name with two syllables.
  • Rav
  • Harold Pei.
  • 871, including the nine found in the dress rehearsal link
  • Year of the Rooster.
  • Yellow. Jinan.
  • Bell Tower and Drum Tower. The Bell Tower sounded aty dawn and the Drum Tower sounded at dusk.
  • Opening ceremony for the Qufu Middle School Sports Competition.
  • KFC. Xi’an.
  • Many claim Confucius is responsible for this old Chinese proverb.
  • Mandarin Chinese.
  • Hu Jai. He is the group’s interpreter and all-around good guy!!
  • Terra Cotta warriors, Bell Tower, Huaqing Hot Springs, Wild Goose Pagoda, Forest of the Steles, Great Mosque, Muslim Marketplace.
  • Wang Ping
  • The horse (a symbol of national pride for ethnic Mongolians)
  • I’m not going to list them all here. I’m sure you got this one right!
  • Yeah right. If you know this, let me know!
  • The three boys in the army uniforms; Travis as the “soda jerk;” Cory and Ray; Matt in the hat; JE in the sand; piano juggler; Ray Zukas look-alike; group photo in Hohhot..
  • They planted a tree. Trees are being planted to help keep the soil from eroding.
  • “Brother.”
  • Ni hao
  • Dumplings
  • The Singing Sands.
  • Hot Pot, Dumplings, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, fish, cake, mutton.
  • Kong
  • I’m waiting . . .    : )

How’d you do?

[JE trip 2005] [Dress Rehearsal] [Itinerary] [Press release] [March 29]