Workshops, Talks, and Programs
Looking for something indoors? We offer a wide selection of talks and programs on Chinese history and culture for companies, schools, and groups. From topics ranging from Beijing's past to China's future, our talks are fun, entertaining, and informative. Each topic is deeply researched but delivered in a lively and interactive style sure to be a hit with your audience. We produce talks and workshops for all ages and group sizes. Each program is tailored for your specific group. We also offer workshops on cross-cultural communication and adaptation. These workshops are hands-on introductions to living and studying abroad and are based on over a decade of experience working with international students and travelers in Beijing.
A Selection of Topics from Past Workshops and Talks
- Lawyers, Guns, and Money: The Opium Wars and China’s Century of Humiliation
- God’s Chinese Son: Hong Xiuquan and the Taiping Rebellion
- A (VERY) Short History of Beijing
- The Emperor and the Lama: Politics and Religion in Beijing and Lhasa
- China’s Modern History (And Why it Matters to You)
- The Historical Roots of Chinese Nationalism
- Five Forgotten Figures (Who We Really Ought to Remember) in Chinese History
- Mao more than Ever: The Chairman’s Legacy in China Today
- From Yao to the Ming to the Yao Ming: A (very short) history of China
Talks are generally 2-3 hours in length with plenty of time for audience interaction and questions and start at 1500 RMB depending on travel time. We can also host your group in partnership with The Hutong, Beijing's premier cultural center. Hold your talk in a traditional courtyard nestled among Beijing's historic hutong neighborhoods.
Cross-cultural Adaptation and Communication Workshops
- Understanding China: An Interactive Primer for Visiting Groups and Delegations
- Working in China: Strategies for Successful Cultural Adaptation
- From New to Niu: An Introduction to China for Incoming Students
- Making the ‘Jing your Jia: An Introduction to Beijing for Spouses and Families.
Most workshops are between 2-4 hours in length with plenty of time for audience activities, interaction and questions. Costs start at 1500 RMB depending on travel time, group size, and length of the program.
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Jeremiah Jenne is a writer and history teacher based in Beijing since 2002. He has taught Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History for over 11 years and has written extensively on China for a number of publications including The Economist, The Atlantic Monthly, Journal of Asian Studies, Asia Society/China File, Los Angeles Review of Books, Radii China, The Beijinger, and the World of Chinese. His work can be found in the anthologies China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance, The Insider’s Guide to Beijing, and the 2015 collection While We’re Here: China Stories from a Writer’s Colony. He is frequently asked to speak or lead workshops on Chinese history, culture, and cultural adaptation to schools, organizations, and company groups from around the world and is the proprietor of Beijing by Foot, which organizes educational programs and historic walking tours of Beijing’s most famous sites and hidden by-ways. You can follow him on Twitter @jeremiahjenne or online at jeremiahjenne.com.