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Workshops

The three project workshops per year will bring relevant area studies experts to three schools selected each year based on the dynamism of their summer institute teams, and on evidence of long-term institutional commitment to the inclusion of Asian histories and perspectives in undergraduate education. These workshops will feature lecture-presentations to be attended by students and faculty, a meeting with interested faculty and administrators, and a session to discuss course and course module designs and implementation.

The themes and content of each workshop will be developed in collaboration with hosting campuses. In addition to sustaining faculty involvement and fostering administrative support for the project, these public workshops will serve as opportunities both to introduce large numbers of students to Asian studies and to engage the local community.


Upcoming Workshops

Middlesex Community College Workshop

Reality Check China: From the Political to the Personal 

  • February 1-2, 2024
  • Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Speakers:
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • US/China AI and Data Governance Competition: Going Beyond the Arms Race Framing
    • Christopher McNally (Chaminade University)
      • Sino-capitalism: Can China's Economic Juggernaut Continue?
    • John Osburg (University of Rochester)
      • China's Spiritual Crisis: Religious Revival and the Search for Meaning in Urban China
    • Kun Qian (University of Pittsburgh)
      • Economics of Desire: Literature and Economics in Modern China

Montclair State University Workshop

China Through the Looking Glass: Digital Cultures and AI Governance

  • February 29-March 1, 2024
  • Montclair, New Jersey
  • Speakers:
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • AI and Data Governance: Going Beyond the US-China Arms Race Framing
    • Guobin Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
      • China’s Digital Cultures
  • Panelists - Why China and Asian Studies Matter: A Panel Discussion
    • Dona Cady (Middlesex Community College)
    • Kin Cheung (Moravian University)
    • Robin Kietlinski (LaGuardia Community College–CUNY)

California State University, Sacramento Workshop

The Fictitious and the Real in Perceptions of China

  • April 8, 2024
  • Sacramento, California
  • Speakers:
    • Shana Brown (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
      • China: Lessons from the Past, the Present, and the Future
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • US/China AI and Data Governance Competition: Going Beyond the Arms Race Framing
    • Ban Wang (Stanford University)
      • Alienation of Nature and Human in Chinese Science Fiction

Workshops

The three project workshops per year will bring relevant area studies experts to three schools selected each year based on the dynamism of their summer institute teams, and on evidence of long-term institutional commitment to the inclusion of Asian histories and perspectives in undergraduate education. These workshops will feature lecture-presentations to be attended by students and faculty, a meeting with interested faculty and administrators, and a session to discuss course and course module designs and implementation.

The themes and content of each workshop will be developed in collaboration with hosting campuses. In addition to sustaining faculty involvement and fostering administrative support for the project, these public workshops will serve as opportunities both to introduce large numbers of students to Asian studies and to engage the local community.


Upcoming Workshops

Middlesex Community College Workshop

Reality Check China: From the Political to the Personal 

  • February 1-2, 2024
  • Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Speakers:
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • US/China AI and Data Governance Competition: Going Beyond the Arms Race Framing
    • Christopher McNally (Chaminade University)
      • Sino-capitalism: Can China's Economic Juggernaut Continue?
    • John Osburg (University of Rochester)
      • China's Spiritual Crisis: Religious Revival and the Search for Meaning in Urban China
    • Kun Qian (University of Pittsburgh)
      • Economics of Desire: Literature and Economics in Modern China

Montclair State University Workshop

China Through the Looking Glass: Digital Cultures and AI Governance

  • February 29-March 1, 2024
  • Montclair, New Jersey
  • Speakers:
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • AI and Data Governance: Going Beyond the US-China Arms Race Framing
    • Guobin Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
      • China’s Digital Cultures
  • Panelists - Why China and Asian Studies Matter: A Panel Discussion
    • Dona Cady (Middlesex Community College)
    • Kin Cheung (Moravian University)
    • Robin Kietlinski (LaGuardia Community College–CUNY)

California State University, Sacramento Workshop

The Fictitious and the Real in Perceptions of China

  • April 8, 2024
  • Sacramento, California
  • Speakers:
    • Shana Brown (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
      • China: Lessons from the Past, the Present, and the Future
    • Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center)
      • US/China AI and Data Governance Competition: Going Beyond the Arms Race Framing
    • Ban Wang (Stanford University)
      • Alienation of Nature and Human in Chinese Science Fiction