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Monday, August 3
Dr. Thomas Gold May 4th to June 4th: Youth and Protest in Modern China
Summary: Dr. Tom Gold opens the 2015 Teachers Workshop discussing the role of Chinese youth in shaping the past, present and future of China. In highlighting the social and political contexts behind the May 4th and June 4th student-led movements, Dr. Gold shows how intellectual ferment, the Confucian ideal of “remonstrance”, student elitism, and the century of China’s humiliation all contributed to the events that shaped China’s path into and out of the 20th century.
Mary Kay Magistad The Rise of Civil society in China
Summary:  Mary Kay Magistad defines civil society as a “sense of shared responsibility and stewardship for a way of life people value.” Drawing upon her 15-year experience living and working as a journalist in China, Magistad tracks the changes, regulations, and transformation of China’s civil society from subject to citizen. From the Confucian influence of vertical relationships to the opening up of the economy and introduction of the internet, Magistad notes the shifts and tensions in the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and Chinese people in shaping China’s future.
David Wertime How Information moves in Chinese Cyberspace
Summary:  David Wertime presents an insight into the significance of Social Media in Modern China.  Wertime shows how the Social Media platforms WeChat and Weibo, currently with hundreds of millions of users in China, provide a most important platform for free speech as well as a window into what is going on China.  In citing several key case studies, Wertime shows the power of Chinese Social Web in molding public opinion and how the Chinese government has recently managed the social media experience by intimating and cracking down on major online opinion leaders and by flooding the internet with their own messages.    This is a must view presentation for understanding how information moves in modern China. 
Thomas Klitgaard The Value of Vagueness as the Door to Social Change and Emerging Protests in China – Lesson Learned from Its Neighbors
Dr. Gordon Chang The Long History of America-China Relations
Tuesday, August 4
Special Segment on the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong
Nicole Kwan (taped interview)
Joshua Wong (taped interview)
The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong
Overseas Sharing
Dr. Thomas Gold, Dr. George Koo, Paul Cheng This video includes the taped interviews by Dr. George Koo with Nicole Kwan and Joshua Wong,  followed by the discussion and debate between Dr. George Koo, Dr. Thomas Gold, and Mr. Paul Cheng.
Dr. Thomas Gold The Chinese Communist Party’s Quest for Harmony and Stability in the Midst of Rapid Change
Yidi Wu From Moscow to Beijing: Chinese Students Respond to Crises in the Soviet Block, 1956-57
Dr. Mei Gechlik Legal and Political Reform in China: How to Read the Chinese Leaders’ Mixed Signals?