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Hong Kong: Where We Are At

View of Hong Kong - Photo by Ryan Mac on Unsplash

About the “Where We Are At” Series

With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on East Asia and to grasp the relevance of the news we see. This online program series helps teachers with a recap of how China, Xinjiang, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan stand on the domestic and international stage, provides a summary and the specific context of what happened in each East Asian country in the last few months, and allows for a place for teachers to ask questions to a regional expert. Whether you closely follow East Asia or want to learn more about why you should be paying attention to it, this program is a great occasion to deepen your knowledge and understanding.

Teachers join the EARC staff and guest speakers from the faculty of the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and other regional experts for a discussion on the contextual relevance of recent and current events.

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).

These are stand-alone programs, and teachers can sign up for as many as they would like. The fifth event of this series focused on Hong Kong and was led by Professor David Bachman.

Hong Kong: Where We Are At Session

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 PM, Pacific Time.

This was an online program. Participants received a Zoom link the day before the event.

Regional Expert

David Bachman, Professor of International Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies, and former chair of the China Studies Program, provided a summary of the latest updates on China, followed by a moderated Q&A session.


Two free WA OSPI clock hours were available for participants who requested them.