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Islam in China

A one-day workshop for K-12 educators
December 3, 2014

Muslim Chinese vendors converse at Beiyuanmen Islamic Street in Xi'an China. Photo by Richard Lee.

Saturday, September 12, 20009, 9 am – 4 pm
USC, Taper Hall of Humanities, Room 114 (THH 114) 

This workshop will use case studies to enhance understanding of Islam, enabling participants to help students appreciate the critical role that Islam plays in the lives of people in China and elsewhere in the world.

Participants will be provided with materials and assistance in developing their own lessons to strengthen content competence and to develop grade- and subject-appropriate analytical and communication skills.


Dr. Barbara Pillsbury – Islam in the World
A medical anthropologist who has worked extensively with organizations such as UNICEF, the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation, Dr. Pillsbury will be providing an overview of Islam, its diversity in the world and varieties of everyday practice in China.

Dr. Dru Gladney – Islam in China

President of the Pacific Basin Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Pomona College, Dr. Gladney will focus on nationality policy over time, cross-border links, and the social, economic and cultural conditions of Muslims in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Nurnisa Kundan – Islam in Exile

A science teacher at Kennedy High School in Los Angeles, Ms. Kundan is a Uighur from Xinjiang and an activist in the exile Muslim community.


There is no fee to attend this workshop, but a $25 deposit, along with a completed registration form (available for download below), is required to reserve space. The check will be returned to you at the end of the workshop or deposited if you do not cancel at least one week prior to the workshop.

Participants will need to purchase parking on the USC campus for $8. Materials, handouts, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided to participants at no cost.  Logistical information for the workshop (how to get to USC, where to park, workshop location, etc.) will be distributed following participant registration and acceptance.

For additional information, please call (213) 821-4382 or e-mail <>.

This workshop is supported by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Freeman Foundation grant and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the joint UCLA/USC National Resource Center for East Asia.


1. DOWNLOAD the 09/12/2009 USCI “ISLAM IN CHINA” Workshop for K-12 Educators REGISTRATION FORM

2. Print, complete and send, along with $25 deposit check made payable to "University of Southern California," to:

Islam in China K-12 Workshop
USC U.S. – China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa St., FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262

USC U.S. - China Institute


3535 S.
Figueroa Street
, FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA90089-1262
United States of America
phone: 213-821-4382
fax: 213-821-2382



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