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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 will explore 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? Join Tese Wintz Neighbor as she and you don your “dragonfly eyes” and grapple with China Matters.

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 will take place on Zoom.

Program expectations and benefits

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

Upon completion of the seminar, teachers will receive:

  • 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 will receive 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 is free and open to teachers of all subjects and grades. Space is limited to 20 people per group. Please follow this link to register.

This program is 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).