John Pomfret examines the remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
East meets West: Innovative Pedagogies to Bring Asia into the Classroom
An interdisciplinary seminar-style exploration of East Asian civilizations with emphasis on innovative pedagogical tools.
Start Date: February 6, 2017
End Date: April 24, 2017
Time Detail: Once a week for 3 hours each week (Mondays 6-9pm)
Location: Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX
Course Description: An interdisciplinary seminar-style exploration of East Asian civilizations with emphasis on innovative pedagogical tools. We will be using online resources, the reacting to the past simulation, graphic novels and other literature, primary sources and content analysis, cinema, documentaries, debates, and a variety of other teaching strategies to make learning about East Asia both informative and fun. The course is appropriate for those teaching in a wide range of liberal arts and social studies subjects, including: comparative government, geography, literature, world history and world cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the countries of China, Japan, and the Koreas, but coverage will include Vietnam, Burma, Thailand and other Southeast Asian states.
The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a talk by Lenora Chu, whose new book explores what takes place behind closed classroom doors in China's education system. Chu’s eye-opening investigation challenges assumptions and considers the true value and purpose of education.
The USC U.S.-China Institute, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and USC Shoah Foundation present a screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. Followed by a panel conversation.