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Helen Foster Snow in Revolutionary China, the Cold War, and Contemporary America

Life stories about individuals involved in US–China relations offer compelling ways to engage students. These narratives demonstrate historical concepts such as change over time, interpretation, perspective, and subjectivity. They also invite consideration of how the past is used in different historical periods. Although these life stories are often unlikely to affect large-scale political and international strategic security concerns, some demonstrate how individuals have influenced positive ...

Essay, Resources

EAA Interview with Margot Landman

Margot Landman is director of the U.S.-China Teachers Exchange Program, established in 1995 with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. The one-year exchange brings Chinese teachers to school districts in the United States, and sends American teachers to schools in China. The Chinese counterpart in this thriving exchange is the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE). In summer 2002 the program moved from the American Council of Learned Societies to the National Com...

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The Korean War in American Feature Films

Wars have been a significant factor in U.S. involvement in Asia. A study of these wars helps to reveal roots of present day relations with Asia. Once labeled “forgotten,” the Korean War (1950–1953) is a subject of growing interest. Early official histories and scholarly assessments focused on diplomatic, strategic, or tactical aspects, and individual battles within the war. Recent historical debates query whether the war was a civil war, a struggle between two superpowers using Koreans as ...

Book Review, Resources

Grace in China: An American Woman Beyond the Great Wall, 1934-1974

Individuals who place themselves in uncommon circumstances provide the stuff from which compelling stories are created. These stories can provide a window through which to view monumental events in World history and international relations. Just such a story, filled with humor, heartbreak, and drama, Grace in China: An American Woman Beyond the Great Wall, 1934-1974, offers a look into the history of twentieth-century Chinese history and U.S.-China relations. The authors provide an engrossing ac...

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Masters and Masterpieces of Chinese Culture: An Interdisciplinary Study

Teachers seek opportunities for content-rich educational experiences. In the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado, a Focus Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities provided just such an opportunity. Each month, twenty-four teachers engaged in a weekend of intellectual stimulation and discussion. The NEH Focus Grant enabled educators to explore areas of the humanities through focused study of one society. “Masters and Masterpieces of Chinese Culture: An Interdiscipl...

Book Review, Resources

Understanding China in the 21st Century

Political, Economic, and Security Issues in the Asia/Pacific Region U.S. and Japanese Relations with China Case Studies of Cooperation and Competition DEVELOPED BY GARY MUKAI, CAREY MOORE AND JOCELYN YOUNG WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AMY CHENG AND GREG FAIRBROTHER 248 PAGES DISTRIBUTED BY THE ASIA/PACIFIC PROJECT, SPICE INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES LITTLEFIELD CENTER, ROOM 14 STANFORD UNIVERSITY 300 LASUEN STREET STANFORD, CA 94305-5013 Understanding China in the 21st China ...

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