Discussions about U.S.-China relations often focus on the latest headlines — a new round of tariffs or fluctuations in financial markets — while overlooking the need to develop a broader strategy for guiding the United States’ approach to China’s rise as a global economic power.
“China 2049 — New Era or New Threat,” a panel discussion on Friday, Nov. 2 at the Yale School of Management, will seek to spark a conversation about defining a long-term strategic agenda for U.S. relations with China.
Yale history professors Mary Lui and Joanne Freeman discussed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 as part of “To Be a Citizen? The History of Becoming American,” the first episode of Classroom Connections, a new series produced by the weekly podcast BackStory.
BackStory uses current events in America to take a deep dive into the nation’s past. The show features U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly, and Freeman, professor of history and American studies at Yale.
The new Classroom Connections series offers accompanying resources for K-12 educators and gives teachers an opportunity to get involved with the production of episodes.