A repository of References on
Modern China, US-China Relations, and Anti-Asian Racism
This started out as a reference library, associated with our teachers workshops for 6-12 grade teacher that want to add modern China into their curricuum. It included references mainly on modern China and US-China relations.
This year, besides promoting better US-China relations, we have added to our mission the mitigation of anti-Asian racism precipitated by the spread of COVID-19. As a result, besides materials on modern China and US-China relations, we will be adding references, of any type, on Asian Americans and Anti-Asian racism.
We have just completed, in partnership with Asia Society of Northern California, the 2020 Teachers Workshop on August 1. We expect to have the lectures and powerPoint decks available at this website shortly. In the mean time, you may be interested in seeing what Clay Dube and Francis Lee, both gave lectures at this year’s workshop, presented at our 2019 workshop:
Lectures from 2019 Teachers Workshop on
“China on the Move”
July 26-27, 2019
Keynote Lecture by Clayton Dube on “Recalibrating US-China Relations”
Friday, July 26, 2019
Feature: Francis Lee on “The Rise of China in Technology Development“
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Teachers Workshop Background
Since 2013, we have provided a two-day summer workshop on contemporary China for 6-12 grade teachers. Since 2018, the general public were able to attend the “seminar” sessions of the workshop via live-streaming.
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: Pedagogy specialist (e.g. UC Berkeley History & Social Science Project members) will lead/help teachers develop classroom material based on 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.
Use menu tabs to see specific information about any year’s workshop.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.