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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
The following reflection is a guest post written by Haruki Kitagawa, a 2015 alum and honoree of the Stanford e-Japan Program.
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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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Stanford e-Oita: Distance Learning Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Blog / April 28, 2020
Social media posts, video-conference invites, and webinar notifications flood our inboxes ever since COVID-19 drove traditional classroom instruction online.
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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.
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Waseda University and Stanford University: From 1905 to 2020 and Beyond

Blog / March 10, 2020

With the start of baseball season, a fun fact to note is that on April 16, 1905, the Tokyo-based Waseda University baseball team played the Stanford baseball team in California. Stanford beat Waseda 9-1. This game may have been the first formal event between Stanford and Waseda.

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The Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum: Reflections on Collaborating with Community College Educators

Blog / March 3, 2020

A primary goal of SPICE is to support educators who wish to infuse their teaching with global perspectives. One of the most important ways in which we strive to do this is through our collaboration with Stanford Global Studies (SGS) on the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI-funded Education Partnership for Internationalizing Curriculum, also known as EPIC.

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Spring 2020 Session of Stanford e-Japan Online Course Begins

News / February 24, 2020

The Stanford University Scholars Program for Japanese High School Students or “Stanford e-Japan” is an online course sponsored by the Yanai Tadashi Foundation and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford University. This online course teaches Japanese high school students about U.S. society and underscores the importance of U.S.–Japan relations.

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