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Nine ambitious, young Chinese men and women living in a rapidly changing society defy Eastern cultural traditions in pursuit of more Western values.
Scholar Joshua A. Fogel discusses the history of interactions between Japan and China.
Scholar Rana Mitter describes the era of modernization in China and the fall of the Qing Dynasty.
Seeking refuge from Nazi terror, 17,000 Jews traveled to Shanghai, one of the few places that did not require a visa. The exiles found life strange and difficult there.
Scholar Rana Mitter describes the history of the Taiping Rebellion(1850-1864).
Help students investigate identity and belonging through a film about generations of Chinese immigrants in the United States and their paths to "becoming American."
What does it mean to become American? In interviews with historians, descendants, and recent immigrants, Bill Moyers explores this question through the experience of the Chinese in America.
Students use a strategy that promotes active listening and intellectual engagement to discuss film clips featuring baseball manager Joe Maddon and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu.
What does your name say about you? Use this essay by Chinese American teenager Jennifer Wang to explore the relationship between name and identity.
Journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski traces back to the earliest family-tribes and discusses how human beings either cooperate or divide with “the other."
Learn about the prejudice, stereotypes, and victimization Chinese and Chinese Americans faced in the US in the 1920s.