Educational Webinar Program

Because the deluge of Western mass media reports and government pronouncements (especially pronouncements from the U.S. government) contain numerous fabricated accusations against China, for the interest of humanity, including the interest of the citizens of the U.S., this development must not be left unchallenged. [1]

As part of the initial program of the Coalition Peace Initiative, an educational webinar program has been set up with the first webinar to begin on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 8:00-9:00 PM (East Coast Time), that will be recurrent for the subsequent eight Wednesdays. The 9 webinars will cover three topics with each topic discussed in three webinars each.

Nine Webinars on Three Topics: name(s) of speaker(s) in parentheses:

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 and Unequal Treaties, First Sino-Japanese War of 1894 (Kenneth Hammond)
  • Webinar 5 – 10/20/2021:  1919 May 4 Student Movement, Second Sino-Japanese War and 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 evolved 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 – 11/10/2021:  20th & 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:  Coalition Peace Initiative (

Co – Sponsors (listed in alphabetical order):

  • CODEPINK-Women for Peace
  • Global Alliance for Preserving the History of WWII in Asia (GA)
  • Hawai’i Peace and Justice
  • 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-Chapter 113-Hawai’i.

We hope that people who:

  • Believe in win-win instead of zero sum
  • Favor making decisions based on truth and accuracy
  • Believe in competition with conscience and honesty
  • Choose peace over war

will attend and urge their friends, relatives, and colleagues to attend. 

All these webinars are free.  But you must register to attend.  Registration can be done by clicking at the registration link:

This registration link can also be found in the left bottom of the publicity flyer.



[1] See the accompanying article “Campaign to Demonize China Must Not Be Left Unchallenged” by D. Tow under “Political/Social Commentary” category of this release.

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