China’s Encounter with the West


Date : Sat., March 1, 2008 to Sun., March 2, 2008 Category : Butcher History Institute



China’s rapid economic development — made possible in part by institutions and policies it implemented based on its two-century encounter with the West — has led to its emergence as a great power. The PRC’s interaction with the West — and the U.S. especially — has become and will remain a central concern of international relations. FPRI’s Wachman Center is therefore pleased to cooperate with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Asia Program in sponsoring a weekend-long History Institute for Teachers that will provide teachers cutting-edge scholarship on the origins and current state of China’s encounter with the West.

China’s Encounter with the West Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks


03/01/2008 - 11:00 AM to 11:05 AM
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair -

Lucien Ellington

Professor of Education and Co-Director, Asia Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


China's Early Encounters with the West


03/01/2008 - 11:05 AM to 12:15 PM
Andrew Wilson

Professor of Strategy and Policy, US Naval War College

Related Article(s):

China’s Early Encounters with the West: A History in Reverse


Political Ideas in China's Encounter with the West


03/01/2008 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Edward Friedman

Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin


Economic Influence in China's Relations with the West


03/01/2008 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Thomas G. Rawski

Professor of Economics and History, University of Pittsburgh

Related Article(s):

Economic Influence on China’s Relations with the West


Teaching about China and the West


03/01/2008 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Lucien Ellington

Co-Director, Asia Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

James Sanzare

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


China and the West in Historical Perspective


03/01/2008 - 7:30 PM
Warren I. Cohen

Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Related Article(s):

China and the West in Historical Perspective


Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China's Relations with the West


03/02/2008 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Professor of History, Georgetown University

Related Article(s):

China’s Relations with the West: The Role of Taiwan and Hong Kong

Related Multimedia:

Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China’s Relations with the West (audio)


China's Legal Learning from the West


03/02/2008 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Jacques deLisle

Director - Asia Program

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Related Article(s):

China’s Legal Encounter with the West

Related Multimedia:

China’s Legal Learning from the West (audio)


The 2008 Olympics and China's Encounter with the West


03/02/2008 - 11:00 AM to 12:10 PM
Edward Friedman

University of Wisconsin

Jacques deLisle

Director - Asia Program

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

Zibin Guo

Professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and Geography, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Lucien Ellington

Professor of Education and Co-Director, Asia Program, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy


Location


Venue


Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel


1400 Market St
TN Chattanooga 37402

Registration links


Register Deadline


Tue., January 15, 2008

Related Program(s)


Asia Program

Program on Teaching Asia

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive: 

  • free room and board;
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work;
  • partial travel scholarships available for participants outside the East Coast;
  • subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and a short statement describing your current teaching or professional assignments, your reasons for wanting to attend, and how your students or school district will benefit from your participation. IMPORTANT NOTE: At the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or to do in-service activities based on the weekend.