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My Experience with the Sejong Korea Scholars Program in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Blog / September 15, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Jason Lu, an alumnus of the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which is currently accepting applications for the 2021 course.
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Applications Now Open for Spring 2021: Stanford Online Courses for High School Students on China, Korea, and Japan

News / September 14, 2020
Applications opened last week for the China Scholars Program (CSP), Sejong Korea Scholars Program (SKSP), and Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) on Japan—three intensive online courses offered by...
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Coming Full Circle: The Sejong Korea Scholars Program and Stanford

Blog / September 8, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Sandi Khine, an alumna of the Reischauer Scholars Program and the Sejong Korea Scholars Program, which are currently accepting applications for the...
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China Scholars Program: East Asia Through a STEM Lens

Blog / September 1, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Mallika Pajjuri, an alumna of the China Scholars Program and the Reischauer Scholars Program. She is now a student at MIT.
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Training for the Olympics During COVID-19

Blog / August 25, 2020
The sports world has been dramatically affected by COVID-19. Not only has there been a significant decline of events for the spectator—both in person and on television—but the impact on the...
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Teacher Resources on China: Immigration, Inclusion, and Equality

News / August 18, 2020
“Technology & Humanity: Contemporary China and Asia for K–12 Grade Classrooms” was the broad but timely theme of a virtual teachers workshop convened by Asia Society of Northern California on...
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Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies and SPICE Co-Sponsor Webinar on “Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project”

Blog / August 11, 2020
Upwards of 15,000 to 20,000 individual migrant Chinese laborers performed the bulk of the work constructing the Central Pacific span of the First Transcontinental Railroad.
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Stanford e-Tottori: An Oasis of Promise

Blog / August 4, 2020
When I first visited Tottori Prefecture’s iconic sand dunes a few years ago, I was reminded of other places, including deserts and long beaches, that I have visited where the path seemed like an...

The Future to Be Inherited

Blog / July 28, 2020
Starting something new from scratch is always challenging. Though it requires huge amounts of effort and contains the possibility of not working out, I believe that it is absolutely worth exploring a...
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Four Stanford e-Japan Alumni Awarded Yanai Tadashi Foundation Scholarships

News / July 21, 2020
In 2015, SPICE launched the inaugural online course, Stanford e-Japan, for high school students in Japan.
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CoviDB Speaker Series

News / July 14, 2020
In collaboration with TeachAids, Stanford Medicine, and the University of California, San Francisco, SPICE is helping to develop the CoviDB Speaker Series, which seeks to provide free online videos...
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My Continuing Journey with Stanford e-Japan

Blog / July 7, 2020
The following reflection is a guest post written by Jun Yamasaki, a Spring 2017 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program, which is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020. He is now a...
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SPICE’s Jonas Edman Chairs Panel of Community College Educators

News / June 30, 2020
On May 16, 2020, Jonas Edman chaired a panel of community college educators with whom he worked during the 2019–20 academic year.
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The Sting of Indifference

Commentary / June 23, 2020
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) unequivocally condemns the systemic racism that permeates U.S. society and fully supports the recent calls for social...
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Visualizing the Essential: Mexicans in the U.S. Agricultural Workforce

Blog / June 16, 2020
During multiple periods of economic crisis, the U.S. economy has depended on Mexican labor.
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The Iranian Revolution

News / June 9, 2020
Last year, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 marked its 40th anniversary. In SPICE’s newest Scholars Corner video offering, “The Iranian Revolution,” Professor Abbas Milani discusses Iran and the...

China Scholars Program Online Course Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020

News / May 12, 2020

Applications are open for the China Scholars Program, an intensive, college-level online course on contemporary China for U.S. high school students. The China Scholars Program is offered by the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford University, and is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. The Fall 2020 online course will run from late August through December. Applications are due June 15, 2020.

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SPICE Releases New Lesson Plans for PBS Documentary “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

News / April 21, 2020

During this time of intense public debate on immigration, SPICE has partnered with PBS and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) to encourage teachers to share the American Experience film, The Chinese Exclusion Act, with students. Teachers should be advised that the film contains language that some viewers may find objectionable, so we advise that they preview the film before deciding whether or not to use it with their students.

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Stanford e-Kawasaki: Arches and Pillars of Support During an Unstable Time

Blog / March 18, 2020

Following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, I recall being astounded that the iconic arches and pillars of Stanford University—though damaged—didn’t collapse or fall during the powerful earthquake. Wooden supports were inserted below the arches and remained for years while retrofitting took place. Since then, the arches and pillars have symbolized for me the stability and the security of the foundation of Stanford University. During yet another unstable time in 2020, this symbolism has once again taken on critical significance here and abroad.

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