February 6, 2009


SUBJECT:    China & Korea Trip, Summer 2009

The 2009 Silk Road to the Future China trip for students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members is very different! This summer, for the first time, we will visit NANJING, known in China as the "Southern Capital," where a special series of activities will be held to explore job and business opportunities in China. Visit the emerging South China Economic Development Zone, meet Nanjing's top governmental and business leaders, and take seminars on Chinese business, research and industrial culture. Consider an International career or establishing business opportunities between the U.S. and China based on your great ideas or those of your colleagues. Just as previously, spouses and immediate family members of students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to participate. This summer's theme: WORLD HEALTH & GREEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES! The following trip options are offered and explained in greater detail at the Legends of China Web site

- TRIP A: Beijing + Nanjing (approximate dates, July 15-21*) for $1568. In Beijing, walk on the GREAT WALL, explore the Forbidden City, and visit the site of the Beijing Olympic Games;

- TRIP B: Beijing + three additional South China cities - Nanjing, Shanghai, and Suzhou (approximate dates, July 14-23*) for $1766;

- TRIP C: Beijing + 4 other cities -- Xi'an, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou. Xi'an - site where the internationally famous archeological excavation of the Terra cotta Soldier Army is taking place at the tomb of China's first emperor who constructed the Great Wall (approximate dates, July 16-27*) for $2696;

-TRIP D: Beijing + three other Chinese cities & South Korea. Xi'an, Nanjing, Shanghai & Seoul, South Korea - see the amazing mountains and rivers of China (approximate dates, July 13-26*) for $3588.

Included is round-trip airfare (from LAX or SFO), domestic airfare in China, 4/5-star hotel accommodations, all meals, ground transportation, tour guides, historical site tickets, traveler health insurance, and mini-summit costs.

STUDENTS/FACULTY/STAFF/ALUMNI: Registration instructions, forms and all additional information are available at and

Student registration will be through UCSD's International Center, Programs Abroad Office. Contact Tonia Luo ( for more information. Faculty, staff, alumni registration will be directly through the Legends of China at Contact Loren Thompson, 534-3544, for more information.

Following registration acceptance, LOC will directly contact you with confirmation and additional information.

Registration is strictly FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED with limited space available. The sooner you are able to register, the more likely you'll be able to participate.

The "Silk Road to the Future" event is sponsored by The Legends of China Foundation, a non-profit cultural organization based in Los Angeles and Beijing, China, in cooperation with UCSD and other UC campuses.

LOC Contact information is as follows:

Phone : 310/377-6068 FAX : 310/377-6156
Mail: Legends of China, 46-E Peninsula Center #386, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

When calling or emailing LOC, please identify yourself as UCSD students, faculty, staff or alumni.

*An updated notice will be sent by LOC once trip dates are finalized.

Loren C. Thompson
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Student Educational Advancement