Theme:       China on the Move
Date/Time:     Friday-Saturday  July 26-27, 2019             8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Place:   San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE),
101 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City,  California


This year, we are concentrating on social aspects of China that have undergone massive changes since the end of the Culture Revolution.



Clayton Dube, Moderator Mr. Dube is the Executive Director of University of Southern California’s U.S.-China Institute, focusing on the multidimensional U.S.-China relationship. Trained as a historian, he first lived in China in 1982 and has since returned to China many times to carry out fieldwork on economic development, lead study tours, and lecture at conferences.  Mr. Dube is recognized for his many outstanding contributions to the research and education about China and has won teaching awards at three universities. Mr. Dube was also the moderator for our 2017 and 2018  Workshops,
Frank Dikötter Dr. Dikötter is chair professor of humanities at the University of Hong Kong and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of a dozen books that have changed the ways historians view modern China, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China to China before Mao: The Age of Openness. Most recently he has published a People’s Trilogy, using newly opened files from the Chinese Communist Party’s own archives to document the impact of communism on the lives of ordinary people under Mao.

Mark Henderson Dr. Henderson is Associate Professor and Director of the Public Policy Program at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he teaches environmental policy and planning. He has also worked on projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. His research focuses on environmental and social issues in the U.S. and China. He  has been an honorary guest professor at Lanzhou University, Gansu, China. Dr. Henderson was a speaker at our inaugural teachers workshop in 2013.
Linda Neuhauser Dr. Neuhauser, co-presenter,  is clinical professor of Community Health and Human Development at the UC Berkeley, School of Public Health.  She is also the co-principal investigator at UC Berkeley’s Health Research for Action. Her research and teaching are focused on transdisciplinary models to improve health policies.

Dr. Neuhauser and Ms. Lee have developed an award-winning project that engages migrant factory workers and other stakeholders in the development of health and wellness programs in China. Their participatory and trans-disciplinary approach has successfully improved the management of health and social issues for migrant workers and has been adopted by 31 factories.

Eve Wen-Jing Lee   Ms. Lee, co-presenter,  is Special Advisor for Asian Health Programs at Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley. She was trained as a health educator and has been working in the women’s health and rights issues for the past three decades. She is also a senior advisor for Pathfinder International and was a grant  maker for the Ford Foundation’s Beijing office.

Ms.Lee and Dr. Neuhauser will be co-presenters for the Migrant Workers Wellness Project.

Ellen C. Huang Dr. Huang is a historian of art, technology, and material culture.  Her research and university teaching integrate the applied and natural sciences with the history of ideas and art.  She has held postdoctoral teaching positions at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco.  In addition to teaching and research, she has curated Asian Art for the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University and with the collections at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.
Darlene Chiu Bryant Ms. Bryant is the Executive Director of GlobalSF, a nonprofit that supports San Francisco’s economic development efforts with global partners. As the former executive director of ChinaSF, she oversaw efforts that brought over $5.1 billion in foreign direct investment to the Bay Area. She has had a diverse career in both the public and private sectors, international trade, and public affairs. She is a current board member of Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and founding board member of Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation.
Francis Lee Mr. Lee is currently on the Board of Synaptics, a leading supplier of human interface solutions, and a director of Adesto Technologies.  Mr. Lee was previously CEO and President of Synaptics,  general manager of NSM in Hong Kong, and has held a variety of executive positions with National Semiconductor. Mr. Lee is also a regular guest lecturer on leadership skills and innovative thinking.


Samuel So Dr. So is recognized worldwide for his expertise in chronic hepatitis B and primary liver cancer prevention, research, treatment and health policy.  He is the Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery at Stanford University and is the founder of the multidisciplinary liver cancer program at the Stanford Cancer Center and the founder and executive director of the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been an adviser for the FDA and World Health Organization, and have received many awards from the CDC and Asia Society Northern Calif
Devin Hess Mr. Hess is the Program Coordinator and Director of Technology Integration for UC Berkeley History Social Science Project where he develops and leads site and district professional development focused on developing students’ academic literacy and historical thinking skills. He also leads the Project’s technology initiative, transitioning paper-based literacy strategies to web-based applications.

Mr. Hess will be leading the Curriculum Developing sessions of the Workshop.