Welcome to Our Reference Library
For selected resources on Modern China, US-China Relations, and the Asian American Experience for Educators, Students and the General Public
The 1990 Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, develops and implements programs to promote cross-cultural understanding. This library contains references to selected educational resources available on the Internet.
We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the fascinating and complex stories about the Asian experience in America, what life is really like in China today, and the multi-faceted and nuanced relationship between the United States and China. Although anyone can read and learn from these sources, we have, in particular, also provided materials that are suitable for teaching middle and high school students.
This site is not a comprehensive source, but includes selected media that we feel best explain the subjects at hand and are especially suitable for students and young adults. It also includes all the lectures and lesson plans from our annual China Now for Teachers Program for middle school and high school teachers for the past eight years.
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This is a work in progress. We expect to continually add curated resources on an ongoing basis, and we welcome your input. Please contact us at email@example.com for questions, comments, and suggestions of resources for us to curate. You can also use the Suggest a Resource form to recommend your resources.
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Keynote Lectures of our 2020 Teachers Workshop on
“Technology and Humanity”
July 31, 2020
Teachers Workshop Background
Since 2013, the 1990 Institute has provided a two-day summer workshop on contemporary China for 6-12 grade teachers. Since 2018, the general public were able to attend the “seminar” sessions of the workshop via live-streaming. In 2020, the workshop was conducted in partnership with Asia Society Northern California and was completely virtual due to the Covid-19.