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U.S.-China Relations through the Scope of History

Emperor Mausoleum Xi'an Terracotta Army China Qin



The East Asia Resource Center partnered with the World Affairs Council Global Classroom for a very special evening at the Pacific Science Center. Participants explored the one-of-a-kind Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit and then joined EARC and WAC for a conversation with John Pomfret, former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing, and the author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom. Mr. Pomfret discussed U.S.-China relations in a new administration, thinking about the ways that history informs current politics.

The first 30 registrants will receive a free copy of John Pomfret’s book, The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Pacific Science Center

4:30-5:00 PM Introduction and curricular connections
5:00-6:00 PM Explore the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit
6:00-7:30 PM Program with John Pomfret

More details on the World Affairs Council website.


  • Three Washington State OSPI clock hours
  • A ticket to the Terracotta Warriors exhibit
  • A curricular resource packet with lesson ideas
  • Light dinner provided