There are slight variations from year to year. For this year:
My kids just got finished on Saturday, July 10 (2nd and 4th grades). We left that evening on our vacation! They start up again on Sunday, Aug 29 . . . they have to turn in all their summer homework (and there's a lot!). Classes begin on Monday, Aug 30.
My husband and I teach graduate students. Our classes will begin September 8.
The undergraduates will begin between Aug 30 and Sept 6.
The fall semester will run until mid-January. There will then be an approximate six-week break for Spring Festival. Classes will resume either at the end of February/beginning of March. The spring semester typically ends mid-July.
Five years of two kids in the Chinese school system and same amounto f time teaching in the Chinese university system.