When journalist Scott Tong moved to Shanghai, his assignment was to start the first full-time China bureau for “Marketplace,” the daily business and economics program on public radio stations across the United States. But for Tong the move became much more—it offered the opportunity to reconnect with members of his extended family who had remained in China after his parents fled the communists six decades prior. By uncovering the stories of his family’s history, Tong discovered a new way to understand the defining moments of modern China and its long, interrupted quest to go global.
This link sends the teacher to a guide for lessons that incorporate the graphic novel, Boxers & Saints. The guide was authored by Brian Kelly, a PhD candidate at Fordham University. The teacher's guide is hosted on the site of Gene Luen Yang, the author of the graphic novels: http://geneyang.com/genes-blog