Guizhou University for Nationalities Hmong Studies Program

Guizhou University for Nationalities (GUN) located in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, Southwest China, is sponsoring special programs in Hmong history and culture in summer 2000, and possibly in December 1999. GUN has been at the forefront in educating minority groups and researching minority groups in China. In fact, Guizhou province is home to 49 minority groups, including more than 5 million Hmong.

The two-week course will include lectures on Hmong culture, language and history; meetings with Hmong students at GUN and some well-known Hmong scholars and leaders; and field trips to historical sites, museums, and Hmong communities. The language of instruction is mainly Chinese, with Hmong and English translation. The program is open to anyone interested in Hmong and other ethnic minority peoples' culture. Overseas Hmong are especially invited to apply.

The cost of the program is $500 and includes tuition, activities, housing and food at GUN. Not included are round-trip airfare, field and city trip costs, books, and insurance. Students will receive a certificate of attendance and a detailed transcript for 30 hours classroom time. For more information contact Wu Xiaoping, before August 1999 and after August 1999 Contact telephone in China is: 086 851 1630994 (office); 3610350 (home).