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Images of East Asia

A one-day workshop for K-12 educators
December 3, 2014

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 9 am – 4 pm

United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) Building
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010

We are confronted by images every day, and they often shape the ideas we form about people and places.  How do we see East Asia?  How do films, television programs, websites, graphic novels, animation and other image-rich sources shape the ideas we have about East Asia?

This workshop will address the questions above by enabling participants to utilize video and other image-related resources to teach about East Asia and help students develop vital visual literacy skills.

Participants will be provided with materials and assistance in developing their own lessons to strengthen content competence and to develop grade- and subject-appropriate analytical and communication proficiency.

This workshop features:

-- an award-winning documentarian discussing the challenges of describing a particular place or time and illustrating such points with clips from his influential films

-- a professor of modern language and literature explaining how the complexities of China's development can be explained using film

-- a professor of international studies and foreign relations highlighting films from Korea, East Asia's current pop culture capital


There is no fee to attend this workshop, but a $25 deposit, along with a completed registration form (available for download below), is required to reserve space. The check will be returned to you at the end of the workshop or deposited if you do not cancel at least one week prior to the workshop.

Free parking will be available at the UTLA building.  Materials, handouts, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will also be provided to participants at no cost.  Logistical information for the workshop (how to get there, where to park, workshop location, etc.) will be distributed via e-mail following participant registration and acceptance.

For additional information, please call (213) 821-4382 or e-mail <>.

This workshop is supported by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia Freeman Foundation grant and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the joint UCLA/USC National Resource Center for East Asia.



1. DOWNLOAD the 12/05/2009 USCI “IMAGES OF EAST ASIA” Workshop for K-12 Educators REGISTRATION FORM

2. Print, complete and send, along with $25 deposit check made payable to "University of Southern California," to:

Images of EA K-12 Workshop
USC U.S. – China Institute
3535 S. Figueroa St., FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262


USC U.S. - China Institute

3535 S.
Figueroa Street
, FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262
United States of America
phone: 213-821-4382
fax: 213-821-2382