Urbanization in China (High School) by William Pyle, 2012

China, the second-largest and soon-to-be largest economy in the world, has undergone a transformation over the past generation of near unprecedented scope and speed. One of the most salient features of this process has been the change from a country dominated by small, rural villages to one increasingly dominated by large, teeming cities. The pace of urbanization in China, which gives no sign of abating, brings with it both opportunities and challenges. This presentation is designed to be a brief introduction to the contemporary urbanization story in China. It is geared toward high school social studies students studying global development, East Asian societies generally, or China, specifically. In conjunction with the resources listed on the final two slides, it could be the basis for a two- or three-day unit.

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China: Growth and Consequences (College) by Michael Lucchesi, 2010

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The Success and Limitations of Chinese Economic Growth (High School/College) by Jeff Vogel, 2007

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Fulbright - Hays Seminars Abroad

Fulbright - Hays Seminars Abroad

Administered by the Committee from 1981 to 2015, the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program sent American pre-collegiate and college-level educators to several cities in China for 4-5 weeks each summer. It offered an opportunity to gain valuable, first-hand insights into a country that has become an important element in American education across the curriculum. Through the intensive program of briefings and site visits, educators enhanced their ability to teach about Chinese culture, history, politics, economics, and other areas.

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