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AEMS / CEAPS Educator Workshop:

Teaching Chinese History Through Film

Featured speaker:
Charles W. Hayford, Visiting Scholar,
Department of History, Northwestern University

Spring 2011 ICSS Conference: Seeing Eye to Eye
Friday, April 19, 2011 - 8:30AM

I Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820

This workshop will model a pedagogically sophisticated method of using feature films and television clips to teach Chinese history and politics. The workshop will use clips from Chinese movies and the 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies to dramatize the debates taking place in China over the significance of Mao’s revolution, the impact on individuals and families, and its relation to China’s history – is “tradition” an inspiration or a nightmare?  Participants will receive DVD hand-outs with the film clips and documents discussed to use in their classes.

Target audience:  Middle school secondary, and college/university teachers

Workshop Resources:
Chinese History and Film (PowerPoint Presentation by Charles W. Hayford)
Teaching Chinese History Through Film (PDF)
Olympic Opening Ceremonies (PDF)
Red Flag Canal (PDF)
To Live (PDF)
Hero (PDF)

CLICK HERE for more information on the Spring 2011 ICSS Conference.

This event is funded with support from the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Grant.

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) is the steward of campus-wide teaching, research, programming, and outreach on East Asia, as well as Southeast Asia and the Pacific at the Univeristy of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.



Last updated: April 12, 2011
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