Forbidden City, USA: Study & Discussion Guide

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Forbidden City USA Study Guide
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The newly published Forbidden City, U.S.A. Study & Discussion Guide is now available and accompanies all educational, library, organization, and institutional purchases of theForbidden City, U.S.A. DVD. The 23-page manual is designed for schools, libraries, government agencies and other organizations, and is suitable for use in ethnic studies, media studies, American studies, entertainment history, diversity training, women’s studies, sexuality studies, and Asian studies.

Written by Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellow, Arthur Dong (Forbidden City, U.S.A. director and producer), with contributions from Lorraine Dong, Ph.D. (Chair, Asian American Studies – San Francisco State University), the user-friendly, illustrated booklet includes sections on:

  • Audience Preparation
  • Activities and Research Projects
  • Discussion Topics
  • Essays
  • Performers’ Profiles
  • Bibliographies for Chinese and Asian American history, with a special listing of Chinese American references for children and young adults.

Instructors and moderators will find effective suggestions to guide students and participants to critically explore areas such as:

  • Becoming American
  • Chinatowns
  • Representations
  • Merchandising the Chinese
  • Flower Drum Song
  • Media Literacy