‘The China Challenge’ launches East Asia speaker series

A former State Department official will lead off the IU School of Global and International Studies’ “East Asia and the World” speaker series with a talk next week on U.S.-China relations. Thomas J. Christensen, a professor at Princeton University and a former deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, will speak […]

Chinese students, friends to celebrate New Year this week

Thanks to my J200 journalism students – especially to Hui, Ziqian, Chunxi, Lingyu, Qianwen and Shiqi – for pointing out that Chinese New Year falls this week. The Year of the Sheep begins Thursday, and many of the more than 3,000 Chinese students who attend IU Bloomington will be celebrating. On Friday evening, the Chinese […]

China’s rise and Tiger Moms: today’s ‘Yellow Peril’?

Is the “Yellow Peril” fear that gripped America in the late 1800s making a comeback? Indiana University historian Ellen Wu asks that provocative question in a recent essay for History News Network. Wu links alarmist news accounts about China as a rising superpower to U.S. stereotypes of high-achieving Asian-American children. Together, she contends, they make […]