Lecture highlights China, education



VANCOUVER — Whether a global leader, valued trade partner or potential threat, China and its relations with the U.S. and world cannot be ignored.

The impact of international education on China’s evolving political economy is the focus on Tuesday of the Clark College Faculty Speaker Series.

Clark College economics professor James M. Craven/Omahkohkiaaiipooyii will share insights from his teaching experience in his lecture, “Bridging Cultural Ties and Understanding: International Education Within and from China.”

Free to the public, the talk will run 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 258B-C in the Penguin Union Building on Clark’s main campus, at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way.

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Craven/Omahkohkiaaiipooyii is a consulting and visiting professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

In meeting with government members and leading Chinese educators, he has joined dialogue on international education, national minorities in China, and U.S.-China relations. That includes officials charged with recruiting, structuring and monitoring new programs in international education, shaped by China’s evolving priorities.

On Tuesday he plans to address shifting attitudes within China toward the West and “what international program content China is prepared to allow into China, what it will not allow, and why,” he said.