This April, The Pacific Science Center of Washington is featuring a one-of-a-kind exhibit of The Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Join us for a very special evening at the Pacific Science Center to explore the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, and learn more about how ancient history continues to shape identities in contemporary China and relations with the U.S.
This program includes a ticket to the Terracotta Warriors Exhibit and entrance to our Community Program with former Washington Post bureau chief in Beijing, and the author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present, John Pomfret. Mr. Pomfret will lead a conversation on U.S.-China relations in a new administration, and will discuss how history informs current relations between the two nations.
We are also pleased to announce that The University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will provide 30 copies of John Pomfret’s book The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present for the first 30 teachers who register for this workshop–so register today!
Teachers will receive 3 OSPI clock hours and curricular resources with full lessons plans to help bring your learning into the classroom. Workshop includes dinner and refreshments.
In celebration of the Confucius Institute of Washington (CIWA)’s 7th anniversary on April 26, 2017, CIWA will also share highlights from its first 7 years and an update on what’s to come.
About John Pomfret:
Raised in New York City and educated at Stanford and Nanjing universities, John Pomfret is an award-winning journalist with The Washington Post. He has been a foreign correspondent for 15 years, covering big wars and small in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Sri Lanka, Iraq, southwestern Turkey and northeastern Iran. Pomfret has spent seven years covering China – one in the late 1980s during the Tiananmen Square protests and then from 1998 until the end of 2003 as the bureau chief for The Washington Post in Beijing. In 2003, Pomfret was awarded the Osborne Elliot Award for the best coverage of Asia by the Asia Society.
He is the author of the acclaimed book, Chinese Lessons, and has won several awards for his coverage of Asia, including the Osborne Elliot Prize. He holds a BA and MA from Stanford University and was one of the first American students to go to China and study at Nanjing University, and attended Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies as a Fulbright Scholar. Pomfret speaks, reads and writes Mandarin, having spent two years at Nanjing University in the early 1980s as part of one of the first groups of American students to study in China.
About the Exhibit:
Pacific Science Center in Seattle and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia are proud to present Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, a one-of-a-kind exhibition premiering at Pacific Science Center for a limited five-month run in spring of 2017. Pacific Science Center is privileged to have honorary co-chairs of the exhibition, The Honorable Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. Ambassador to China, and Mona Lee, communications executive, former journalist and former First Lady of Washington state.
Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is a joint project between Pacific Science Center and The Franklin Institute. It will have a two-city tour limited to Seattle and Philadelphia.
Click here to learn more about the exhibit.
This program is supported by the Confucius Institute of Washington and the East Asia Resource Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Global Classroom workshops are co-sponsored by The Center for Global Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington