Dear 1990 Institute Community,

I’m pleased to announce our China Now workshop for teachers and the general public will be held this Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, 2018. China Now presents the latest on modern China by experts and top academics. The simulcast can be viewed on your laptop or mobile device directly from YouTube LIVE. 

Simulcast link:

Don’t miss Rob Schmitz, NPR’s Shanghai correspondent who will be talking on the subject of happiness in modern China (8:45 am on Saturday, Pacific), Mei Zhang, Founder and CEO WildChina, speaking on how to have authentic travel experiences in China (1:20 pm on Saturday, Pacific), and other experts addressing religion, health, the courts and education in modern China, among other things. The simulcast schedule is as follows:

DAY 1 – Friday, July 27, 2018

8:20 AM
Welcoming remarksCora Yang, Executive Director, 1990 Institute
8:30 AMIntroductionClayton Dube, Executive Director, US-China Institute, University of Southern California
8:45 AMHistorical Thinking as Pedagogy
Devin Hess, Academic Coordinator, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
9:00 AM
Help Wanted: China’s Human Capital Crisis

Scott Rozelle, PhD, Co-director of the Rural Education Action Program, Stanford University
9:50 AM
Changes and Opportunities in Rural China

QinQin Li, 1990 Institute Spring Bud Project; Attorney, Shaanxi Zhongzhi Law Firm

10:00 AM

10:15 AMUS-China Relations Today
Clayton Dube, Executive Director, US-China Institute, University of Southern California
11:15 AM
A Generation of Law in China: Two Stories of Change

Tobias Smith, JD, Researcher, Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, UC Berkeley

DAY 2 – Saturday, July 28, 2018

8:30 AMReview of Day 1
Clayton Dube, Executive Director, US-China Institute, University of Southern California
8:45 AM
Neighbors: Chinese Dreams on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Rob Schmitz, Shanghai Correspondent, National Public Radio
9:40 AMReligious Revival in China
RIchard Madsen, PhD, Director, Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China; UC San Diego
10:30 AMBreak
10:45 AM
Contemporary China as Reflected Through Its Cinema

Janet Yang, Managing Director, Tang Media; Film Producer

11:35 AM
1:20 PMExperience Economy: Engaging Rural Host CommunitiesMei Zhang, Founder & CEO, WildChina; Author, Travels Through Dali: with a leg of ham
1:50 PM
Glimpse of a Chinese Millennial’s Life

Mengping Li, Marketing Communications Manager, Microsoft Beijing

And in case you haven’t been on our website lately, you’ll find In the News. In the News features media about Chinese, Americans and Chinese Americans, refreshed on a daily basis. So far as we know, we’re the only website that aggregates news reflecting the intersection between our peoples on both continents. I personally find it deeply interesting to learn when and how topics that affect all of us are addressed in the media. Keep an eye out for our upcoming 1990 Video Contest on Chinese food and culture: What’s in Your Wok?

Wishing you all a relaxing summer,

Cora Yang
Executive Director

Educating the next generation of Americans and Chinese to broaden and increase mutual understanding.
P.O. Box 383
San Francisco, CA 94104-0383

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