This collection is arranged in ten series: Chinese Delegations, Government Brochures HK, Government Brochures PRC, Meetings, Publications, Reference Materials and Clippings, Tourist Information, Trip Planning, Slides and Photographs, and Writings and Lectures.
The collection contains materials related to the meetings, trip planning, lectures and writings of the CSG. These include minutes, correspondence, notes, reference materials and publications. Also included is material related to the visits of several delegations of Chinese Architects to the United States. A substantial portion of the collection consists of slides and a travel log produced by the members if the group who traveled to China in the fall of 1977.
Biographical / Historical Note
The China Study Group on Environmental Issues (also referred to as the Women's China Study Group) was formed in 1975 to study and visit China. The organization consisted of women only and had groups in New York, Boston, Tennessee, California and likely in Washington. From October 14 to November 17, 1977, 19 women traveled to China, at the invitation of the Chinese Society of Architects. They visited Canton (Guangzhou), Kweilin (Guilin), Peking (Beijing), Sian (Xian), Luoyang, Nanking (Nanjing), Wuxi, Hongchou (Hangzhou), and Shanghai. After their return they wrote articles, presented slides and lectured on what they had studied on their trip. In 1980, a second group of 15 women were invited again by the Chinese Society of Architects, who paid for all the costs of travel within China. The CSG continued to meet until around 1981.
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