Brief: Tour of China scheduled for summer

Arts and culture will be the emphasis of a 15-day tour of China, sponsored
by the School of Art and Design and the Krannert Art Museum.

By day, the group will visit some of China's most historic sites and famous
museums, as well as lesser known points of interest. By night, the group
will enjoy four-star hotel accommodations. The tour is scheduled from June
25 through July 9. 

The group will visit workshop sites and have the opportunity to buy silks,
jades, paintings, handmade brushes, ceramics and cloisonne at bargain
prices. All meals are included, and dinners will feature the distinctive
cuisines of each province.

The tour will visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace, the Great Wall,
well-known Buddhist and Daoist temples and the buried army of the First
Emperor of Qin, as well as the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Shanghai
Art Museum. 

Travel between cities will be primarily by air, with one overnight train
trip scheduled. Local travel will be in air-conditioned mini buses. A
national guide and interpreter will be with the group for its entire stay
in China. Local guides will join the group in each city.

Chinese art historian Linda Duke of Krannert Art Museum and Carol Fisher,
professor in the School of Art and Design, will be the tour leaders.

The cost is $3,689 per person, double occupancy, or $4,189, single
occupancy. A $300 deposit is due by March 15 and the balance is due by May
15. 

The cost includes all transportation, meals, sightseeing and entertainments
in China and China visa. 

More information or registration is available by contacting Fisher, 123 Art
and Design Building, 333-2439.


UIUC -- Inside Illinois -- 1994/01-20-94