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China Matters: Understanding China in the 21st Century

China matters


Discover the dramatic, ongoing changes taking place in Chinese society and learn to convey their pace, scale and implications to your students.

chinese-youthSince Mao’s death and Deng Xiaoping’s nationwide experiment with “socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese society has gone through dramatic changes. How can we wrap our heads around these ongoing changes, and then convey the pace, scale and implications to our students? How can we explore global themes such as nationalism, migration, urbanization, economic development, civil society, and sustainability, using China as an example? See the application for a more detailed description.


Meets four Thursdays:

  • January 19
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 20

All meetings are from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA.


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  • $100 teaching materials stipend
  • 20 free OSPI clock hours or 2 UW 400-level credits for a fee of approximately $240
  • classroom materials and books provided
  • a one-year subscription to the teaching journal Education about Asia


The seminar was limited to 20 participants. The priority application deadline was December 1, 2016 .and the seminar is full at this time