Online Book Discussion Group(s)

About Online Book Discussion Groups

 

Online book groups are another opportunity for NCTA alumni as well as those who are new to NCTA to strengthen their interest in and commitment to teaching about East Asia in their classrooms. A book is selected by the discussion group leader and is discussed over the course of a few months. In addition to readings, the group may be expected to complete assignments such as discussion posts, reactions to the readings, and pose questions for further analysis. Registration is required for the discussion group and it is open to all NCTA alumni in our 11 state region. There are also book groups that are taught nationwide and are availabe to interested educators in all states. Previous online discussion group books have been Mao Zedong by Jonathan Spence and China's Second Continent by Howard W. French.

Please check back here frequently and on the main page for online book groups.

 

 

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Surveillance State: Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control

Spring 2023 NCTA Alumni Online Book Discussion Group:

Surveillance State:  

Inside China's Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control

by Josh Chin and Liza Lin

This discussion group is for NCTA Alumni in the University of Pittsburgh Coordinating Site region (PA, OH, MI, WV, MD, AL, MN, DE, LA, IL, KY) 

This winter Dr. Diana M. Wood and NCTA Alumni Cindy McNulty will lead a free asynchronous discussion group for NCTA alumni educators on Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control, by Josh Chin and Liza Lin. These Wall Street Journal reporters examine the astonishing reach and personal consequences of China’s expanding surveillance network. Topics include: the use of technology to control the Uyghurs of Xinjiang, Hangzhou as a model “smart city,” Chinese attitudes toward privacy, and the role Covid played in expanding state surveillance. 

For Pennsylvania teachers, completion of this book discussion will be worth fourteen Act 48 hours.  For teachers in other states, we can provide you with a certificate of completion and/or a personal letter from the instructor. All participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book. 

 

This discussion group is for NCTA Alumni in the University of Pittsburgh Coordinating Site region (PA, OH, MI, WV, MD, AL, MN, DE, LA, IL, KY) 

After you register, we will send you a confirmation email and will (depending on your response below) a complimentary copy of the book.  You will also receive information on logging on to the Proboards Discussion Board site and a schedule of the readings and assignments. 

 

Registration Deadline: December 20, 2022 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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