Indiana University - NCTA Weekend Workshop Series: Environment and Politics in Environment and Politics in The People's Republic of China China


NCTA Indiana University - NCTA University of Pittsburgh

Weekend Workshop Series


June 28 - June 29, 2024

In-person workshop at

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana 


Series Session One


Environment and Politics in The People's Republic of China 


June 28, 2024 

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Join IU Northwest faculty member Diana Chen Lin on June 28, 2024, for a K-12 educator professional development workshop focused on current issues in East Asia likely to be of interest to students. The workshop will provide lectures and discussion of the complex history of China’s environmental changes up to the 21st century. It will explore how China’s post-1978 modernization turned China into the largest carbon dioxide emitter. The workshop will also tackle the significant policy shifts in China that seek to transform challenges into opportunities by making China a leading country in green technology and green energy carsWe will work on the criteria and methods to discuss these issues in the classroom. All will receive a copy of Yifei Li and Judith Shapiro’s China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet (Polity Press, 2020).  


All K-12 educators are welcome; teachers of AP Human Geography, World Cultures, Modern World History, Art, Global Studies, English, Media Literacy, and World Languages will find the topics particularly useful. Participants will be exposed to workshop topics through lectures, discussions, and activities that can be brought into the classroom and used to enhance global contextualization within Illinois and Indiana state academic standards. 


All participants are eligible to receive mileage reimbursements for round-trip travel totaling more than 25 miles This is a Weekend Workshop Series (June 28-29, 2024) and K-12 educators may register for one or both workshops plus an optional dinner on Friday June 28; hotel accommodations will be provided for participants registered for both workshops. This series is a collaborative initiative between the Indiana University and University of Pittsburgh NCTA coordinating sites. 





NCTA Indiana University - NCTA Pitt Weekend Workshop Series: Environment and Politics in Communist China
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 13:00 to 17:00
In-Person Workshop
Event Location: 
Indiana University Northwest