Learning about China

Sipping from a Fire Hose

China is complicated. It is both a 5000-year-old civilization and a 72-year-old nation. It has a free-wheeling capitalist economy presided over by a Communist party. Traditions run deep and change happens at a dizzying pace. Where do you go to make sense of it all?

On Thursday, August 26, we held an online webinar titled “Learning about China: Sipping from a Fire Hose,” presented by Joann Pittman.

In the webinar, we explored ways to learn about China, from language and culture to history and contemporary society. What books to read? What online resources to dip into? The goal was not to point you to facts and figures, but to provide tools that will set you on a path of life-long learning.

A video recording of the webinar is available here and on YouTube.

Additional Resources

Here is a list of resources that Joann mentioned during her presentation and a selection of the items that were recommended by those who attended the webinar.

About Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman, ChinaSource Vice President for Partnerships and China Engagement, served in China for more than 20 years, as a language student, program director, and intercultural trainer. She is a regular contributor to the ChinaSource Blog, the editor of ZGBriefs, and a life-long learner of all things China.

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