Dear all, Welcome to the 2009 Study Tour to China and Vietnam, "Migration and Identity." My name is Brenda G. Jordan and I am one of your faculty leaders. I'm a Japanese art historian and have traveled extensively in Japan. My husband is Japanese and teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Our daughter, Erika, is 11 years old and adopted from southern China. I love gardening and being outdoors. I'm not crazy about jet lag, heat and humidity, but oh well....we all have our crosses to bear, to so speak. We are going to have a great time and a productive study tour. I'm looking forward to eating Chinese food, exploring new sites, and learning about contemporary China with you.