On May 22, Dr. James Holmes and Dan Murphy returned to participate in Power Clash: China’s Rise and the U.S. Response. There was an overwhelming number of requests to bring them back following our 2018 Global Security Forum, a telling sign of the anticipation for their conversation to continue. Both participants agreed that characterizing China as either… Continue reading A Look Back at Power Clash
by Emily Gutzmer, CTWAC Fellow On April 1, 2015, Trinity College’s Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 International Studies Fund hosted His Excellency Liu Jieyi, Chinese Ambassador to the UN. The lecture was co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and United Technologies Corporation. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the… Continue reading China and the United Nations – In Connecticut!
Today was an absolutely beautiful day- blue sky, dry air, a breeze, and only in the eighties-actually saw stars tonight in Beijing! We had three hours of Chinese class this morning and then I spent the afternoon in my room working on a lesson plan; we all have to present lessons on our last full day here,… Continue reading AUG 6
As a group, we get a lot of attention. I think people don’t quite know what to make of us, because we are so diverse: males, females, young to middle aged, black, white, asian, latino, etc….Truly a slice of diversity in America. At first, we ate out as a group, arranged for us by CET-usually… Continue reading AUG 5
We just got back from seeing a movie about teaching in the rural areas of China and how so many children are leaving the schools because they can not afford to go to school ( their families are in debt and children as young as 11 years old leave the country to go to the… Continue reading Tuesday, Aug 4
Our schedule this week is very busy. We are going this afternoon to a museum here in Beijing that focuses on ethnic diversity in China. We have learned that one of the things Americans have gotten wrong about China is that we think that it is basically ethnically homogenous: all Han Chinese. I am sending… Continue reading exhausting day- but interesting
This will be short-I’ll try and write more tomorrow. Mandarin class from 9-12 ( before which I walked very far and still could not find a post office so I could mail a post card to my father). Then our 21st Century Beijing class from 1:30 to 2:30 ( between which I was setting up… Continue reading exhausting day- but interesting