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NCTA Online Book Club: “Eat the Buddha”, Barbara Demick

Participants joined EARC program leader Tese Wintz Neighbor and Seattle World Affairs Council Global Classroom Director Ryan Hauck for a Book Club focusing on issues facing Tibet today.  Teachers grappled together with the complex issues of economic gain vs. cultural loss, the Dalai Lama’s teachings on non-violence vs. self-immolations, education reform vs. watering of language and culture, Xi Jinping’s political tightening, etc.

This program was co-sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington and the Seattle World Affairs Council Global Classroom, and funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA). It was open and free to current K-12 in-service, current teachers of all grades and subjects.


Date and Time (online)

Group 1: Monday, March 28, 2022; 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM (Pacific Time).

Group 2: Tuesday, March 29, 2022; 4:30 PM to 6:45 PM (Pacific Time).

Program benefits

  • A physical or digital copy of the book
  • Online resource packet
  • Four free Washington state OSPI clock hours