Oct 29, 2015
The subject matter of this course was new for me and was very interesting. I appreciate Professor Xin Xu and Nanjing University for providing this learning opportunity.\n\nThank you
Jun 19, 2016
The professor and the archival materials such as photographs are very engaging. The historical periods studied are fascinating, and well-suited to a short course.
By Steven M J M•
Aug 17, 2015
Filled in many gaps in my knowledge. I had a high school friend in San Francisco whose family was part of the Shanghai Jewish community during WW 2 -- and I feel that I get his family better after taking this course. Thank you.
By Pamela J R•
Apr 25, 2016
This course was unique in several ways. It covers a subject from WWII and Jewish history that is largely overlooked. The lectures were interspersed with video that added a unique flavor. The students seem to come from a variety of countries. As a student, some of the lecture material was difficult to understand, though presented in English; subtitles helped. If there is a complaint of deficiency, it is the lack of support, feedback, or availability of staff on comment boards. I encountered a problem due to a mis-counting of the peer reviews completed, and a delay in my grade, so finally gave up and kept doing peer reviews until it showed as complete. The peer reviews on my own assignments were delayed. I think 4 peer reviews is too much, whether from low enrollment, language barrier or other issue. But I learned much, and this added to my current study of the role of China in WWII.
Aug 08, 2016
i came to more about china this is useful for me to do international business thank you !
By Matthew P•
Jan 05, 2016
I learned a lot in this course and highly recommend it. I lived in Tianjin for over four years and often passed the old Synagogue and wondered about its history. The videos in this series are well done and the information is just enough to be eye opening and engaging without being burdensome. I also learned quite a bit from the other participants in the course.
By Caelyn M•
Dec 06, 2016
Fascinating material; but accent of the lecturer was sometimes difficult to understand. The peer reviewed essays were good topics; but in one case definitely should have attached to the following week. The multiple choice tests, however, seemed to focus on trivia. Flawed; but still a really interesting course.
By Man S C•
Sep 17, 2015
Course content was nice. Delivery was good. Learn a lot that I have never been aware of.
Course logistics was lacking. Hard to keep track where one was. Information about the course was sparse.
By Maria M S•
Aug 07, 2017
Interesting course overall.
By Geoffrey P•
Nov 15, 2015
A fascinating course but delivered in a rather wooden fashion by the lecturer. Good illustrations. I would have liked to have known more of the overall value (if any) of the Jewish contribution in the context of Chinese economic development i.e. was it of any overall importance- did it make any difference? Is it still relevant?
By Eull D•
Aug 21, 2015
Most interesting topic, previously unknown. excellent illustrations, although flashed up too fast. Poor, sometimes erratic and tiring verbal presentation, which sapped energy for peer reviews.
Can be greatly improved.
By Arkadiy D•
Aug 29, 2015
nothing i can say that made me jump for joy. i fell asleep half the time.
By Michael N R•
Jun 13, 2016
Not as advertized and way too much peer rating stuff--we do all the work the instructor does little or none--too much peer rating stuff which I despise. And there seems to be no way to un-enroll.