Departmental Web-Site: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ef/

Vol. 3, No. 1, August 2005

Editors:

T. M. Ho,

Keiko Shinohara

Editorial Support:

Peter Jor

If you have any inquiries or comments related to the newsletter, please contact Ms. Lily Yeung at 

+852 27888804 or eflailee@cityu.edu.hk.

 

Enriching Students’ Learning of Recent Economic Development

in China through Field Trips and Study in Beijing


In our continuous effort to enhance students’ learning experience through co-curricular activities, the Department attempted a new approach to student training which combines both inside and outside classroom learning in one co-curricular activity. The approach has proved to be very successful.

 

The Department began the program with a two-week study tour to Beijing from the 4th to the 18th of June, 2005, which was attended by a group of thirty EF students. The study tour was designed to enrich our students’ learning of the latest developments in China through visiting and studying in Beijing.

 

On this occasion, in addition to visits to Beijing’s historical and cultural landmarks, and various institutions, students were also required to attend a credit-bearing intensive course on the Chinese Economy at Renmin University of China – one of the most prestigious universities on the Mainland.

 

The course was taught jointly by faculty members of our department and professors from the School of Economics at Renmin University. This joint teaching scheme, arranged by the Head of the Department, Prof. Eden Yu, was designed to enhance cooperation between the two universities.  The agreement was signed by our President, Prof. H.K. Chang, and President of Renmin University last year.

 

Through taking this course at Renmin University, our students were given the opportunity to meet with some of the top economists on the Mainland, and learn more about the Chinese economy. Furthermore, they also experienced the campus life of a typical Mainland university through interaction with local students, and use of their facilities, such as the library and the student canteen.

 

We believe that learning is achieved most effectively by combining both inside and outside classroom learning. For instance, through visits to the Capital Steel Industrial Group, Yanjing Beverage Group, and the Wang Fu Jing business district, students were able to observe the significant development taking place in Beijing and the great success of China’s economic reforms. Such experience and knowledge will inspire our students to further explore the Chinese economy, and give them the ability to initiate meaningful discussions with academics and professionals on the Mainland. For our students, this study tour was exciting and informative. The knowledge they

acquired will certainly enhance their

understanding and promote their professional development in economics and finance.

 

We would like to thank the funding provided by the Quality Campus Life Fund, as well as the assistance and support offered by the Student Development Services Department in making this learning project so successful.

  

Dr. Qu Baozhi (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance)

 


 

一邊讀書, 一邊考察



長達十五天的北京遊學團雖然已於六月十八日完滿結束, 但在北京的所見所聞依然歷歷在目。 兩星期的北京遊學團, 主要目的當然是學習, 我們打破傳統的框框, 把課室搬到北京的中國人民大學, 修讀三個學分的Economies of Mainland China and Hong Kong (EF 3461), 一行三十人更加史無前例地於短短十五天塈髡角T個學分的課程和考試。我們七時半起床, 上午到人民大學上三小時的課, 主要是聽曲保智教授和其他幾位來自人大經濟學院的著名教授講課,下午我們去參觀不同的景點。晚上回到酒店還要在燈光黑暗, 沒有書桌的房間溫習功課……。相比起來, 城大的環境的確舒服得多。 雖然如此, 來到北京除了上課, 還遊覽過不少名勝古蹟, 例如萬里長城、故宮博物院、天安門、頤和園、天壇等等。另一特別之處便是我們還有機會參觀首都鋼鐵廠和燕京啤酒廠, 在老舍茶館聽相聲看變臉。這些都絕不能於一般旅行團找到。另外, 在北京之旅中, 我發覺北京的人們都非常友善。北京真是一個遺留著歷史文化的地方, 我們不但得到課本的知識, 還認識更多中國歷史和考察最新的中國經濟發展, 今次旅程實在使我們增廣見聞, 獲益不少。這裡特別要感謝人大經濟學院和城大經濟及金融系多位老師為我們安排這個精彩難忘的學習旅程。

 

姜靜文 (工商管理學士金融系一年級學生)



來自師生的更多分享:

Ÿ   由古代跳到文明(一個北京經常見到的詞語) ,我們參觀了金融街。一個很多銀行總行的商業區,途人都是優雅的中產。電燈柱的燈泡是S型,加上一支柱就變成 “$” …… 胡銘傑老師

Ÿ   除旅遊之外, 能置身中國的首都, 在一流經濟學府堣W經濟課, 加上有著名的經濟學者講學, 是一個難能可貴的機會…… 黃卓林 (工商管理學士 商業經濟 一年級學生)

Ÿ   我學到中國在經濟方面的演變,從改革前到現代,又學到香港經濟成長,兩地經濟的相互影響,近年來中國在金融制度上之演變以及CEPA 對香港經濟發展之影響 …… 樊紫盈 (工商管理學士 金融工程 一年級學生)

Ÿ   在這麼多景點中, 我最喜歡的是前和坤的家, 因為這裡的設計有很多特別之處, 講究風水意頭 ……譚浩榮 (工商管理學士 商業經濟 一年級學生)

Ÿ   我們參觀首都鋼鐵廠和燕京啤酒廠, SDSRaysen Cheung先生教我們要以7S (Structure, Strategy, System, Skills, Staff, etc.) 4C (Context, Conclusion, etc.) 去看一間公司, 能太表面的從遊客層面看 ……吳栢基 (工商管理學士 金融 一年級學生)

Ÿ   北京的地下城冬暖夏涼﹐可以煮食、用廁﹐有醫療設備﹐日常生活設施都很齊全。香港人常言道﹕香港地下都被電纜、地鐵和隧道挖穿了﹐但是走過地下城後﹐就會發現香港地下的「小洞」是微不足道的 …… 陳憶珊 (工商管理學士 金融 一年級學生)

Ÿ   在經濟發展中,傳統文化很容易受到忽略。因此,在經濟發展與保留傳統文化之間,取得平衡,否則,將會影響整個社會的發展 …… 曹珍靜 (工商管理學士 商業經濟 一年級學生)

Recent Teaching and Learning Activities

Orientation:

Ÿ   Three I’s Gathering, 6 July 2004

Ÿ   First Mentor-Mentee Meeting, 21 August 2004

Ÿ   EF Departmental Student Orientation 2004, 26 August 2004

Ÿ   Welcoming Party for Freshmen and New Teaching Staff, 17 September 2004

Learning Support:

Ÿ    “Books give us wings” program, Semesters A and B, 2004/2005

Ÿ   Supplemental Instruction (SI) Scheme (FB2400, Semester A, 2004/05; and FB2401, Semester B, 2004/05)

Ÿ   Staff-Student Consultative Meeting, 21 September 2004 and 11 March 2005

Ÿ   Moon Festival with Non-Local Students, 29 September 2004

Ÿ   Student Mentors Meeting with Professor Eden Yu, 8 and 14 October 2004

Ÿ   Hiking in Expedition, 14 November 2004

Ÿ   Tea with Exchange Students, 1 December 2004

Ÿ   Pearl River Delta Study Tour – Shunde, 15 January 2005

Ÿ   Beijing Study Tour, 4-18 June, 2005

Ÿ   Sharing from Scholarship Winners of 2004/2005

Career Preparation:

Ÿ   Internship 2004/2005

Ÿ   Career Seminar – Banking in Hong Kong, 15 October 2004

Alumni:

Ÿ   Dinner Sharing: “How I obtained my first job after graduation”, 15 October 2004

Ÿ   Dinner with 2004 graduates of MSc Finance, Financial Engineering, and Banking, 6 November 2004

 

(Details of the teaching and learning activities listed above can be found on the website  EF’s Co-curricular Learning Centre”, which is located at the Departmental website http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ef/ under the column “Teaching”. )

 

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