Journey East 2007




A Beautiful Journey
(JE Performance Program)

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 2007

Tom Connor
Program Director

Ann Landenberger
Artistic Director

Matt Martyn
Music Director


Come see these magnificent performers on Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 pm. They will perform at Leland & Gray High School in Townshend, Vermont.

Click here to find out more about this amazing and fun evening!


Where Are They?




Welcome to the 2007 Leland & Gray Union High School
Asian Studies/Journey East web site.

Twenty-nine students are engaged in a semester-long program studying Chinese culture. Part of their experience is this month-long trip to China.

Journey East is a component of the Sate-wide Program for Asian Studies in Schools managed by UVM Asian Studies Outreach Program.

March 26


March 27

  • The Great Wall at Mutianyu
  • Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • The Summer Palace
  • The Pearl Market (shopping)
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Acrobats

March 28


March 29


March 30

  • Visit to the old town
  • Three Gorges Museum and Lecture
  • Visit to the Stilwell Museum
  • Sichuan Opera Show
  • Evening cruise on the Yangtze
  • Trip to Dazu Stone Carving Sites

March 31

April 1


April 2

Jinan and Qufu

April 3

  • Visit to Three Kongs (Confucius Temple, Residence and Forest)
  • Visit to Ni Shan, birthplace of Confucius
  • Classes in Chinese arts
  • Visit to downtown Qufu
  • Three performances: Qufu Teacher’s University, Far Eastern Vocational/Technical College, The Attached Middle School of the University
  • Basketball and table tennis with students on the campus

April 4

April 5

April 6

April 7

April 8


April 9



  • Leave Qufu, visit Mt. Tai and spend night at airport hotel in Jinan

April 10



  • Half day of activities in Beijing and an afternoon or early evening flight to Hohhot

April 10

Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

April 11

  • Zhao Jun’s Tomb
  • Dazhao Lamasery
  • Five Pagodas
  • Muslim marketplace
  • Helin County and Mengniu Dairy
  • Cashmere factory
  • Up to six performances
  • Gobi desert
  • Dinner with host families
  • Final Banquet/Party with students and teachers from Arts College

April 12

April 13

April 14

April 15

April 16

April 17

April 18

April 19

April 20

April 21

April 22


April 23

Beijing (Quiz)

April 24

  • Shopping
  • Final tour


April 25

Coming home!

April 26

They’re Back! Reflections

April 27

Answers to Quiz

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