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Hey! We Gotta Talk about This! China Matters! – NCTA Online Seminar

Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Photo by Ling Tang on Unsplash.


Understanding China in the headlines. Exploring China outside the headlines. Investigating China between the lines. This four-part NCTA seminar explored contemporary topics in detail: Xi Jinping as the President of Everything? China as a Model and Inspiration? How Do We Bridge the US-China Divide? How Do We Wade Through the Media to Teach China Today?

Dates and Times

Group 1 – Wednesday sessions: 4:30-6:30 PM on February 7, February 14, February 28 & March 6, 2024 (Pacific Time)

Group 2 – Thursday sessions:  4:30-6:30 PM on February 8, February 15, February 29 & March 7, 2024 (Pacific Time)

This program took place on Zoom.

Program expectations and benefits

All four classes were mandatory, and educators were expected to participate with their videos turned on. Teachers who had conflict with a Wednesday evening class date, could attend the corresponding Thursday evening class date and vice versa. A Final Project was due by midnight March 1, 2024, and was shared during the final class.

Upon completion of the seminar, teachers received:

  • A selection of books recommended by the program leader.
  • A stipend for $200 to order more books/resources for their classroom.
  • Each Washington State participant received 20 free WA OSPI clock hours for their 8-10 hours of readings, 8 hours of class attendance, and completion of a short final project.
  • Certificate of completion (if requested).
  • Online resources.

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).