I Want to Experience Joint Fieldwork with Chinese Students

Student Exchange at the Nanjing University Intensive Lectures
Fiscal Year 2013



This program, coinciding with the Nanjing University Intensive Lecture Series “Water” in March, 2013, aims to facilitate interaction between students at Nanjing University's Department of Japanese and students at the University of Tokyo, who were selected on the basis of a paper assigned at the guidance in October, 2012 (for first and second year undergraduate students) or a response paper to the Preliminary Lecture “Water” in December, 2012 at the University of Tokyo (for third and fourth year undergraduate students as well as graduate students). Selected students were divided into two groups and were sent to Nanjing University, where they heard the lectures with domestic students.

For first and second year undergraduate students, this program counts as formal credits. As such, each student was asked to hand in summaries of the lectures they heard. In addition, the students were grouped into teams that each consisted of two UT students and one to two NU students, to conduct a joint research through fieldwork on the theme “Knowing Nanjing through Water” that took place mainly in the NU campus. The students from the University of Tokyo were asked to hand in a report on their research result upon their return.

Group 1
Period of Stay: March 3, 2013 to March 10, 2013
Lectures: "Water and Philosophy" (Professor NAKAJIMA Takahiro), "The Origin of “Water” on the Earth and Other Planets – Possibility of Life Living on the Solar System (Professor SEKINE Yasuhito)

Group 2
Period of Stay: March 10, 2013 to March 17, 2013
Lectures: "World History and Water" (Professor HANEDA Masashi), "Why Does Life Need Water?" (Professor WATANABE Yuichiro)

Activities in Nanjing
  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri.
AM Lecture Fieldwork Lecture
PM Lecture on Fieldwork Fieldwork Interim Report Further fieldwork based on comments at interim report



UT Students: Hand in a report on their research result within a week after their return.
NU Students: Write a reflection on the entire event, including what they did in fieldwork.