2019 Teachers Workshop and Public Seminar

Co-sponsored by the University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute

China on the Move

Workshop:  Friday-Saturday July 26-27, 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE)
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, California

This workshop has concluded. However, videos of the
presentations will be available shortly at this website.


SPEAKERS   (See speaker bios or information about the workshop)

Friday, July 26, 2019

Clayton Dube, Executive Director, University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute

Workshop Moderator

Topic: Recalibrating US-China Relations 


Mark Henderson, Associate Professor and Director of Public Policy, Mills College

Topic: China, Globalization, and the Environment

Linda Neuhauser, Clinic Professor of Community Health and Human Development at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Topic: Changzhou Workers Wellness Project: A Participatory Approach to Support Migrant Workers  (with Ms. Eva Wen-Jing Lee)


Eve Wen-Jing Lee, Special Adviser for Asian Health Programs at Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley

Topic: Changzhou Workers Wellness Project: A Participatory Approach to Support Migrant Workers (with Dr. Linda Neuhauser)

Frank Dikötter, Chair Professor of Humanities at University of Hong Kong,  currently Senior Fellow at Stanford University Hoover Institute.

A conversation with Mr. Clayton Dube on “Personal Perspectives on China – Yesterday and Today”

Saturday, July 27, 2019


Samuel So, Lui Hac Ming Professor of Surgery and founder/executive director of Asian Liver Center at Stanford University 

Topic: Building Healthcare Partnerships in China


Francis Lee, Technology Executive

Topic: The Rise of China in Technology Development


Darlene Chiu Bryant, Executive Director, GlobalSF

Topic: US-China Trade and Business Relations


Ellen C. Huang, Historian of Art, Technology and Material Culture

Topic: Art in Contemporary China : Artists, Markets and Global Circulations

Speakers and topics are subject to change.


Since 2013, we have provided a two-day summer workshop on contemporary China for 6-12 grade teachers.  We are happy to announce that the public will now be able to attend the “seminar” sessions of the workshop anywhere internet is available, via livestream.

Expect to find the following at our workshops:

  • Relevant Themes:   Each year we select a currently relevant and thought provoking theme on contemporary China that would be interesting and exciting to study in the classroom.
  • Inspirational Speakers: We invite uniquely qualified China specialists with background and experience to present diverse but balanced viewpoints. These speakers come from both academic and non-academic worlds, including lawyers, business people, advocates, journalists, authors, and university professors — both U.S. and Chinese nationals. (See list of speakers and topics this year.)
  • Most Current Information/thoughts about China today: Speakers are equipped to bring  most current information and thoughts about today’s China.

What’s the difference between attending the workshop and the simulcast?



If you are a U.S. grades 6-12 teacher,  you are invited to attend this workshop.  Besides the benefits described above,  you will have the opportunity to:

  • Direct Interaction with Speakers: Teachers are encouraged to interact with the speakers during the lectures with discussions, Q&A, as well as during other networking times such as lunch. (We invite the speakers to join us for lunch and stay afterwards in case teachers need more clarification.)
  • Suitable for Teaching:  We ask the speakers to present their material in a manner that would be suitable for teaching grade 6-12 students.
  • Assistance in Developing Lesson Material:  UC Berkeley History & Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) members will lead/help teachers develop classroom material based on this year’s workshop lectures.
  • Network and collaborate with fellow teachers. 
  • Additional Resource Materials:  Speakers are asked to provide PowerPoint files to go with their lectures.  These files can be downloadable from our website during and after the Workshop. 
  • Stipend: Upon completion of all workshop requirements, teachers can receive a stipend from $200-$400.
  • CEUs: Teachers have the option of applying all or part of their stipend to receive 1.6 CEU units from San Francisco State University.  (The CEU registration fee is $200.)
  • Meals: Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided both days.

Go to 2019 Teachers Workshop for information about this Workshop.  


Email to workshop@1990institute.org for any questions.


What's New

* 2019 Teachers Workshop PowerPoints Now Available *

Login and select “2019 Teachers Workshop PowerPoints” from the 2019 TEACHERS WORKSHOP drop down menu.

* 2019 College Essay Contest Winners *

“The Self and the Other:”
by Melody Liu on the topic of “Women in Modern China”

“The Beijing Consensus and African Autonomy
by Jessie Yin on the topic of “Economics in Modern China”

“How Technology can Mitigate the Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Epidemic in China”
by Wendy Han on the topic of “Technology in Modern China”

* Recently Published Lesson Plans *

“The Hukou (Household Registration) System”

Based on 2018 Teachers Workshop Lecture by Rob Schmitz

“Rural Education in China”

Based on 2018 Teachers Workshop Lecture by Scott Rozelle

“Comparing China’s and America’s Concepts of Law, Constitution and Legal System”

Based on 2018 Teachers Workshop Lecture by Tobias Smith.