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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.

We wish to thank Holden Waterman, Director of the Asian Studies Outreach Program University of Vermont, and Dr. Juefei Wang, (former Director of the ASOP).

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

Leland & Gray
Journey East 2010

Tom Connor
Program Director

Jenny Connor
Ron Kelley


Mary Martin
Diane Newton
Bahman Mahdavi


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Welcome to the Leland & Gray Union High School
Asian Studies/Journey East 2010!

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

This is our sixth journey together since our first in 2002. We hope you find this one just as exciting and thrilling. You can visit the other journeys at

The anticipation is building! Here we go . . .

Before we begin . . .

March 24


March 25

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

March 26


March 27


March 28

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

March 29

March 30


March 31

Luzhou City


  • Visit primary school

April 1

Leshan City


  • Visit the Leshan Buddha

April 2

Chengdu City


  • Visit to Panda Center
  • Visit middle school

April 3

Jinan and Qufu

April 4

  • Visit to Three Kongs (Confucius Temple, Residence and Forest)
  • Visit to Ni Shan, birthplace of Confucius
  • Visit Affiliated Secondary schools / Qufu Normal University
  • Classes in Chinese arts
  • Visit to downtown Qufu
  • Two performancesity
  • Basketball and table tennis with students on the campus

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 11

Hohhot, Inner Mongolia

April 12

  • 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 13

April 14

April 15

April 16

April 17

April 18



April 19

Beijing (Quiz)

April 20

  • Shopping
  • Final tour


April 21

Coming home!

April 22

They’re Back! Reflections

April 23

Answers to Quiz

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