Demystifying The China Syndrome:
CHALLENGING THE DOMINANT NARRATIVES
Sponsored by the PSC International Committee
March 19th, 2021 at 8:00pm
Register here: https://aft.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvf-iorz0rE9QkXoYZmEaTH89yFlLZfwdi
The Chinese, Chinese-American, and Asian-American students and workers of our community face more threats and hostility, and the pandemic has only made the situation worse. The US has a long history of anti-Asian and particularly anti-Chinese racism rooted in broader systems of domination and exploitation. This racism is reproduced through political and media discourses that demonize and dehumanize Chinese people. The increasingly belligerent China-bashing is called by some “the China Syndrome”. Join us for this discussion on its origins, current manifestations and reflections on what can be done to oppose new techniques of ‘hybrid war’ that threatens the populations of both countries. We need money for education, not for war.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the award-winning author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States and forthcoming Not “A Nation of Immigrants.”
Yan Hairong is a professor of Social Sciences at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and author of New Masters, New Servants: Migration, Development, and Women Workers in China.
Carl Zha was born in China and is the host of the Silk and Steel Podcast with a focus on everything China-related, history, culture, and politics