ERIC Number: ED211398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Chinese-American Relations.
This three-part unit on the history of Chinese-American relations is intended for use with secondary students. Each of the three segments of the program requires about one hour of teaching time. Objectives of the unit are to help students: (1) become aware of the problems of cultural barriers and cultural stereotypes as illustrated through the history of Chinese-American relations; (2) gain a greater understanding of the place of China in world civilization; and (3) learn the basic outline of the history of Chinese-American relations. The three parts of the unit are: The Problem of Cultural Stereotyping; China and the West; A Brief Comparison; and Chinese-American Relations in Historical Perspective. Each unit contains teacher instructions and student exercises and activities. Some examples include the following. Students critique and discuss a film which examines the history of American attitudes toward China and the Chinese. In another activity, students are given a list of adjectives used in a Gallup Poll surveying American opinions about the character of the mainland Chinese and asked to write a "c" after the words they would choose to describe the people of the People's Republic of China. Other activities involve students in studying and analyzing maps and timelines and critiquing and discussing a filmstrip which provides an historical perspective to Chinese American relations. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Chinese Culture, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Stereotypes, Units of Study
Project on East Asian Studies in Education, 108 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($2.20 plus postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Project on East Asian Studies in Education.
Identifiers: China; United States
Note: For related documents, see SO 013 762-769. Maps throughout document may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche or paper copy due to small print type.