CHINA NOW Seminar and Workshop: Empowering Middle and High School Teachers about Modern China July 26-27, 2019

CHINA NOW is Co-Sponsored by 1990 Institute and the University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute

SAN FRANCISCO--()--1990 Institute announced that its 7th annual CHINA NOW Seminar and Workshop will take place on July 26-27, 2019, 8am–5 pm, at San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) in Redwood City, CA. The seminar, China on the Move, will present thought-provoking lectures on China today by professors from Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, and University of California at Irvine, among others (listed below). Teachers will not only learn about modern China, they will also engage in lesson planning workshops to design how to take these lessons back to their classrooms.

1990 Institute also provides resources on its website to support teachers during and after the seminar, including videos of the speakers, content from the participatory Teachers Workshop, research and robust lesson plans for students. Teachers can attend at no charge, and stipends of $200-400 and Continuing Education Credits may be available. Teachers can find more information and sign up for the seminar and workshop at

CHINA NOW is co-sponsored by the University of Southern California U.S.-China Institute, and its Executive Director, Clayton Dube, is the moderator of the seminar. The program is also presented in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education. The lecture portion of the seminar is available to the general public and everyone can sign up to access the livestream at no charge at

2019 CHINA NOW Speakers     Topics

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

U.S.-China Relations Today
Frank Dikötter, Chair Professor of Humanities, University of Hong Kong, Author of Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe Trends in Modern China

Samuel So, MD, Professor of Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

Healthcare in China
Mark Henderson, Associate Professor and Director, Public Policy Program, Mills College China, Globalization and the Environment
Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor of Community Health and Human Development, UC Berkeley School of Public Health Migrant Workers Wellness Project
Eve Wen-Jing Lee, Special Advisor for Asian Health Programs, Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley Migrant Workers Wellness Project
Ellen Huang, Distinguished Practitioner, Stanford University China’s Contemporary Art Scene
Darlene Chiu Bryant, Executive Director, GlobalSF U.S.-China Trade and Business Relations
Francis Lee, Former CEO, Synaptics Tech Advancements and U.S.-China Relations

Devin Hess, Director, Technology Integration, UC Berkeley History Social Science Project


Integrating Teachings About Modern China in the Classroom

Speakers and topics are subject to change.

About 1990 Institute

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Ellen Lowe
Program Manager


Ellen Lowe
Program Manager