Since Mao’s death and Deng Xiaoping’s nationwide experiment with “socialism with Chinese characteristics,” China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? How can we explore global themes such as nationalism, migration, urbanization, economic development, civil society, and sustainability, using China as an example? How do we support students to read behind the headlines, break down stereotypes and misconceptions, and distinguish between fact and opinion?
In this seminar, we explored political, economic, social, and cultural themes that are emerging in 21st century China. Readings and resource discussions further enhanced our understanding of themes and also provide an avenue to explore individuals’ voices through primary sources and other teaching resources.
This seminar was offered concurrently in Bellingham and Tacoma, WA
|Dates||Wednesdays: January 21, February 18, March 18, and April 22||Thursdays: January 29, February 19, March 19, and April 23|
|Time||4:30-8:30 p.m.||4:30-8:30 p.m.|
|Location||Fairhaven Branch Library||Stadium High School|
Tese Wintz Neighbor, China specialist
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The Search for Modern China
The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited
Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
Debating China: The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations
China in Ten Words
China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future
By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest Is Changing the World
- Course books listed above
- 20 OSPI clock hours (free) or two 400-level UW credits (for a fee of approx. $240)
- $100 stipend
- Subscription to Education about Asia