Our newly globalized world makes broad introductions like this more and more common. China is Alaska’s second largest trading partner. Anchorage has been home to the Alaska Chinese Association for 33 years, and has 200 families as members. UAA launched its new Confucius Institute this fall.
So Alaskans, how do you get your mind around complex and intriguing China? As its global role grows, knowing and understanding vast China becomes increasingly valuable. Wednesday on Hometown Alaska, three Alaskans with special expertise on China, will help us do just that.
If this discussion raises your curiosity, here’s two book recommendations:
- The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners think differently… and why by Richard Nisbett (2003)
- Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (1991)
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HOST: Kathleen McCoy, independent journalist
- Paul Dunscomb, director, UAA Confucius Institute
- Tina Meiser, member, Alaska Chinese Association
- Greg Wolf, executive director, World Trade Center Alaska
LIVE: Wed, December 2, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
REPEAT: Wed, December 2, 2009 at 10:00 p.m.
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