Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

福建农林大学

fafu.edu.cn (English) - fafu.edu.cn (中文) - Cangshan district, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

Texas A&M University China Sustainability Study Abroad Program

I participated in a summer-long study abroad trip to Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China. I studied Plant Pathology, International Environmental Issues, and many aspects of Chinese Language, History, & Culture. We took many excursions around Fujian Province to bolster our learning experience, including: Several Buddhist Temples around Fuzhou to study architecture, history, and religion; Wu Yi Mountain to study tea history and production and Chinese performance; Shoushan Village to study the art and history of Shoushan carving; and on the last few days of our trip, we traveled to Beijing to see the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, and the Ming Dynasty Emperors' tombs.

Summer 2017 Classes

  • PLPA 301 - Plant Pathology (Syllabus)
  • BESC 311 - International Perspectives on Environmental Issues

Activities and Topics Covered

  • Science of Plant Pathology - Introduction to Fungi, Bacteria, Viruses, and Nematodes
  • Introduction to Fungi Taxonomy, Morphology, Physiology, and Ecological Pathology Mechanisms
  • International Perspectives on Environmental Problems and Policies
  • Introduction to Mandarin Chinese Language, Dialects, and Linguistics
  • Introduction to Genetic Modification of Grains (Corn, Rice, and Wheat) and other Crops
  • Chinese Calligraphy History and Art
  • Tea Production, Brewing, Economics, & Performance
  • Beekeeping, Honey Production, and Apitherapy
  • Reclamation Efforts against Desertification
  • Asian Cuisine and Dining Etiquette
  • Geology and Hydrology of the Fujian Provence (Primarily the WuYi Mountain Region)
  • Introduction to Daoist Philosophy
  • Chinese Performance (Music & Dance)
  • Shoushan Stone Art, History, and Economics
  • Medicinal and Edible Mushroom Production
  • Buddhist Religion & History
  • Chinese Political Structure and History
  • Chinese Architecture
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Southeast Asian Pomology

Pictures from on Campus at FAFU

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Views around Fuzhou and Panda World

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