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Behind the Headlines: Xinjiang (online program)

Xinjiang, China (photo credit: Lin Lone)


With the 24-hour uninterrupted news cycle, it can be challenging to stay on top of what is happening in East Asia and around the world. The online series Behind the Headlines offered teachers a recap and a nuanced understanding of current events happening in Taiwan, South and North Korea, China, Xinjiang, Japan, and Hong Kong. Each regional expert provided a summary and context behind the latest developments in these countries over the last several months. Teachers had an opportunity to ask timely and pertinent questions, leading to an informative discussion on East Asia today. Speakers were from the faculty of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and other leading institutions. Educators were able to select one or more sessions to attend.

This session focused on Xinjiang.

Regional expert in this session

Darren Byler, Associate Professor of Pacific Basin Studies, Simone Fraser University


Tuesday, September 26, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (online)


Two free WA OSPI clock hours will be provided for this session.

This program was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington, and funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).