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Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century
An NCTA Book Club with Tese Wintz Neighbor 

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K–12 inservice and preservice educators are invited to join us for the fall book club with a focus on China. Together we will read Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-first Century by Orville Schell and John Delury published in 2013 by Random House. Through a series of absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today's foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal.

Book club participants will register to attend at one of two locations:

Seattle Book Club
Bellingham Book Club

Time:

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30-7:30 pm

Time:

Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30-7:30 pm

Place:

UW Seattle campus; exact location TBA (on-campus parking provided at no charge)

Place:

Wade King Elementary School Library, 2155 Yew Street Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229 (easy I-5 access and free parking)

 

Eligibility: The book club is open to current K-12 inservice and preservice teachers.

Registration Fee: $10; includes a copy of the book, a light dinner, 4 clock hours, and Common Core-aligned resources.

Sponsor: East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)

Registration Deadline: The Bellingham deadline is extended to October 1, 2014; the Seattle deadline has passed, but you may add your name to the waitlist

Assignment: Once you've registered, a copy of the book will be mailed to you along with a short assignment from book club facilitator, Tese Neighbor. This assignment will be due in advance of the book club meeting date.

Praise for the book: "Each year, scores of books appear purporting to explain where China has been, where it is now, and where it is going. Rare, however, is a book such as this one, which offers genuinely new insights into this vast and complicated country. Schell and Delury argue that for most of China’s recent history, the country has been consumed with the search for wealth and power: the desire to “see China return to greatness and honor.” They explore the debates and often fierce political battles that surround this quest through a series of fascinating portraits of Chinese thinkers and leaders. The cast of characters is wide-ranging. Some of those profiled, such as Mao Zedong, are familiar; others, such as the Qing dynasty scholar Wei Yuan, will be new to most readers. One of the book’s greatest strengths is its authors’ lack of ideological bias in selecting their subjects: few would think to place the much-reviled nineteenth-century empress dowager Cixi alongside the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. The portraits are beautifully written and bring to life not only their subjects but also the mood and intellectual debates of the times in which they lived." - Foreign Affairs (Jan/Feb 2014)

Sign up for the waitlist for the Seattle Book Club
Register for the Bellingham Book Club

 

 

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East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax
earc@uw.edu

Mary Bernson
Director