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Freeman Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature on East and Southeast Asia

August 4, 2017

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University announce the establishment of annual Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature.

Asia in the US and California Educational Standards

December 3, 2014

Unlike many countries, the United States does not have a government mandated curriculum, nor mandatory performance or content standards or assessme

Language Arts Standards that can include Asian Materials

January 1, 2007

Standards adopted by the State of California where stories and other materials from Asia is appropriate.

World History Standards (National Center for History in the Schools)

January 1, 2007

National Center for History in the Schools Standards

History Standards Relating to China

January 1, 2007

China in the California History and Social Sciences Standards

History Standards Relating to Japan

January 1, 2007

Japan in the California History and Social Sciences Standards

Events

October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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.

October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

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.