On January 30, the Cornell Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program joined the Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. for an off-the-record conversation on China and the future of U.S.-China relations between Minister Jing Quan at the embassy and Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Director of t...Read more
The Brittany and Adam J. Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies program offers a unique approach to the study of contemporary China through a set of courses on China's language, history, politics, economy, society and foreign relations, and by providing students with experience both on-and-off campus, including three years in Ithaca, one optional semester in Washington D.C., and one required semester in Beijing.
Jessica Chen Weiss, Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program, participated in an in-person, closed-door roundtable at Asia Society's New York headquarters with a ministerial-le...Read more
Take a look at the Cornell CAPS program Beijing semester students' life in China! This fall semester, the CAPS program is delighted to have five outstanding students, Alyssa Ma, Eric Zhang, Ianna Ramdhany Correa, Michelle Song, and Nicole Mah, studying at Peking University's School of Internation...Read more
Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, Michael J. Zak Professor for China and Asia-Pacific Studies at Cornell University and Director of the Cornell Levinson China and Asia-Pacific Studies (CAPS) program, joined Bonnie Glaser at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and Thomas Christensen at Columbia...Read more
On November 5, 2023, the Cornell CAPS students in Beijing were able to join 250 Cornell alumni and collaborators gathered in Guangzhou for Cornell's annual event in China, organized by the Cornell China Center. The forum showcased Cornell's research and commitment to addressing urgent global challen...Read more
The CAPS students that participated in the 2023 fall semester at Peking University reflect on their experiences in several travel journals.Read more
Cornell CAPS visiting graduate students Jingchuan Hou and Shuyun Wang reflect on their experiences during the fall 2023 semester.Read more
Off-campus Learning: Beijing and Washington, D.C.
The CAPS major gives students experience both on and off campus, including one required semester in Beijing and one optional semester with Cornell in Washington, during which students participate in internships and cultural immersion. This unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal-arts education.
Career opportunities with the Levinson Program
With three years of intensive Chinese language training, internships in Beijing, and the option to complete additional internships in Washington, D.C., Cornell graduates with a major in CAPS are well suited for entry- or higher-level positions in consulting, journalism, law firms, businesses, financial services, NGOs, diplomacy, and other government and public service agencies. An undergraduate CAPS degree also readily prepares one for graduate studies in law, business, and other disciplines with a focus on China.
CAPS 4001 Travel Journals: Learning Beyond the Classroom
Wendy Chen '19: Field Trip to Dunhuang, Gansu Province 甘肃省, 敦煌市 Fall 2017
"Walking in the sand was incredibly tiring, each step was extremely taxing on the body, but it was so worth it. The eight of us got into sledding tubes that were linked to each other and down we go. I cheered as the adrenaline pumped through me, as the wind whipped my hair back, as the small individual grains of sand pelted my face and lodged itself into every single exposed surface of my body and clothes. Still, it was an amazing ride that was much too short for my (and some other people's) liking, inciting cheers of 'one more time!' and 'let's do it again!' as we got off our tubes and tried to shake the sand off of us to no avail."