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2012 Summer Residential Seminar at USC (Deadline to apply: Friday, June 29, 2012)

March 26, 2012

"East Asia since 1800"

2012 Summer Residential Seminar
July 23 - 26 and July 30 - August 2, 2012

The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering an intensive eight-day equivalent of our "East Asia since 1800"  professional development seminar for K-12 teachers employed outside of the greater Los Angeles area.

To be eligible to apply, you must teach at a school located more than 30 miles from USC.  Priority in enrollment will be given to World History and Language Arts teachers, but all teachers are encouraged to apply.  Enrollment in the seminar will be limited to 24 participants.

Sessions will meet at USC from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26 and Monday, July 30 to Thursday, August 2, 2012. For these meeting days, participants will be provided with housing and parking accomodations adjacent to USC, as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments.  Participants will also be taken on field trips to Asia-specific cultural sites around Los Angeles.

♦  Seminar Content and Benefits

Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of East Asia, as well as discuss how case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.  Among the topics covered will be:

  • Geography/Early East Asia
  • East Asia Since 1900
  • Cosmopolitan East Asia
  • East Asian Poetry
  • Women in East Asian History
  • Late Imperial China
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Classical and Warrior Japan
  • The Meiji Restoration
  • Japanese Literature
  • Korea's Historical Development

Teachers who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements are eligible to receive:

⇒  $500 stipend for each participant for satisfactory seminar participation and completion of requirements
⇒  $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials for each participant
⇒  Six USC Rossier School of Education continuing education units (processing fee applicable)

♦   Seminar Location

 University of Southern California (USC)
University Park Campus
Los Angeles , CA 90089

Campus information

♦   Seminar Schedule: (Tentative)

Week #1

Session #1:
Monday, July 23: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #2:
Tuesday, July 24: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #3:
Wednesday, July 25: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #4:
Thursday, July 26: 9 AM - 4 PM

*For Friday July 27- Sunday, July 29, please make your own accomodations. 

Week #2

Session #5:
Monday, July 30: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #6:
Tuesday, July 31: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #7:
Wednesday, August 1: 9 AM - 4 PM

Session #8:
Thursday, August 2: 9 AM - 4 PM


♦   APPLICATION DEADLINE : Friday, June 29, 2012


Contact Asia K-12 Outreach Coordinators at (213) 740-1307 or




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