Asian Studies Fall Workshop Series: Teaching China in the Age of Covid-19

The UCA Asian Studies Program and the Arkansas Division of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia are thrilled to announce our Fall Workshop Series:
Teaching China in the Age of Covid-19
This FREE, four-part, online series brings together leading scholars on Asia and public health from around the country to provide essential context on the origins of Covid-19, the response to the virus within China, its impact on Asian-American communities, and the future of US-China relations. Each of the one-hour online events will take place on Thursday evenings at 6pm in October (over Zoom).  The full line-up is as follows:
October 1 at 6pm: The Origins of Covid – 19: Fact and Fiction
  • Speakers: Dr. Anita Sego, University of Central Arkansas and Dr. Michelle King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
October 8 at 6pm: China’s Response to Coronavirus
  • Speakers: Dr. Ka Zeng, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Dr. Zach Smith, University of Central Arkansas
October 15 at 6pm: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism in Communities and Classrooms
  • Speakers: Dr. Linda Hasunuma, Temple University and ShaRonda Love, MPH, Director of Arkansas Minority Health Commission
October 22 at 6pm: The Future of U.S. – China Relations
  • Speakers: Dr. Sara Castro, US Air Force Academy and Dr. Mark Mullenbach, University of Central Arkansas
To register for these events (and receive the related zoom invite), please click the following link:
Teacher-Focused Landing page:
The workshop events are free and open to the public, and should complement the other Covid-related programing sponsored by the CAHSS including Dr. Frontain’s Pandemic Webinar Series, as well as the public talk on Asian-American activism and Covid-19 from UCA Artist in Residence Simon Tam on Oct 8th at X-period. Each event will also feature an extended Q&A/Conversation, moderated by students in my senior-level modern Chinese history seminar. Recordings of the sessions, along with additional readings and resources will be hosted on the ARNCTA website. Although the series is partially intended to provide continuing education credit for Arkansas teachers who wish to address covid-19 in their classrooms, the timeliness of the material and the online format led us to open these events up to the public.