Educational Webinar Program

(all webinars are free)


Provide information to help assess truthfulness of mass media reports and U.S. government pronouncements on China so that China is not unfairly demonized leading to anti-Chinese and anti-Asian hate crimes and fabricated espionage charges against Chinese Americans.


Implications for Chinese Americans: 

Discrimination, attacks, overlook in jobs & promotions, false accusations of espionage, could even result being sent to concentration camps.


Implications for Americans in General: 

Increasing tension and spending on military and wars keep U.S. from working on critical projects to improve economy, infrastructure, environment, health, and racial harmony within the U.S.  Increasing tension will also increase possibility of war leading to disastrous consequences for everyone and the whole world.


Implications for the World in General: 

Global problems, like hunger, poverty, climate change, terrorism, pandemics, arms control, and world peace will be neglected as the world’s two leading powers are occupied with war.


Schedule and Program Details:  Nine webinars, one per week, on Wednesday, 8:00-9:00 PM (EDT)

A.  Chinese American Experience in the U.S.:  Review the experience, contributions, discriminations, and massacres of Chinese Americans in the U.S.

Webinar 1 – 9/22/2021:  19th Century:  Gold Rush, Continental Railroad, Chinese Exclusion Act (Ling-chi Wang)

Webinar 2 –  9/29/2021:  Internment of Japanese Americans:  1942-1945 (Karen Korematsu)

Webinar 3 – 10/6/2021:  McCarthyism of the 1950s, Vincent Chin, Wen Ho Lee, recent anti-Chinese and anti-Asian hate crimes and fabricated espionage charges against Chinese Americans (Russell Jeung and Ling-chi Wang:  Moderated by Lillian Sing)


B.  Modern Chinese History:  To understand the treatment of Chinese Americans, we need to understand modern Chinese history and how China was treated by foreign powers

Webinar 4 – 10/13/2021:  19th Century Imperialism & Unequal Treaties, First Sino-Japanese War of 1894 (Kenneth Hammond)

Webinar 5 – 10/20/2021:  1919 May 4 Student Movement, Second Sino-Japanese War & WWII, 1951 San Francisco Peace Treaty.  Potential flash points:  Taiwan, Diaoyu Islands, South China Sea Islands (Kenneth Hammond)

Webinar 6 – 10/27/2021:  Hong Kong (Julie Tang)   &   Xinjiang (Don Tow)


C.  Current US-China Relationship:  To understand modern US-China relationship, we need to understand how that relationship and the world have involved over time

Webinar 7 – 11/3/2021:  19th Century US-China Relation of Unequal Treaties, except for the transient flash of diplomatic brilliance of the Burlingame Treaty of 1868 (George Koo)

Webinar 8 – 11/10/202120th & 21st Centuries – Developments in China 1980-2020, Policies of Obama, Trump, and Biden (George Koo)

Webinar 9 – 11/17/2021:  China Is Not United States’ Enemy (Sheila Xiao)


Byline of Speakers:

  • Kenneth Hammond:  Professor of History at New Mexico State University

  • Russell Jeung:  Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University

  • George Koo:  Founder and Former Managing Director of International Strategic Alliances

  • Karen Korematsu:  Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute

  • Lillian Sing: Retired Judge, first Asian American female Judge in Northern California; Co-Founder of Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition (RNRC), Comfort Women Justice Coalition (CWJC), and Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)

  • Julie Tang:  Retired Judge of San Francisco Superior Court; Co-Founder of Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition (RNRC), Comfort Women Justice Coalition (CWJC), and Pivot to Peace

  • Don Tow:  President of NJ-ALPHA and Co-Founder of 10,000 Cries for Justice

  • Ling-chi Wang:  Professor Emeritus of Asian-American Studies at University of California, Berkeley; Co-Founder of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)

  • Sheila Xiao:  Co-Founder of Pivot to Peace


Sponsor of Webinar Program:   Coalition Peace Initiative:


Co-Sponsors of Webinar Program: 

  • CODEPINK-Women for Peace

  • Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (GA)

  • Hawai’i Peace and Justice

  • International Action Center (IAC)

  • International Peace Bureau (IPB)

  • New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (NJ-ALPHA)

  • Pivot to Peace

  • Toronto ALPHA Education

  • Veterans for Peace – Hawai’i – Chapter 113

  • Veterans for Peace – Northern New Jersey Chapter

  • Veterans for Peace  – San Francisco – Chapter 69


Registration Link to Register for the Webinars (Attendees must register)


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Each webinar will be recorded:  Info on video replays and access to audio podcasts will be announced in our website: