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Seminars

East Asian Design: Architecture & Urbanism (June 18- July 16, 2024)

June 18, 2024 to July 16, 2024

Sessions meet on Tuesdays for the following dates: 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16.

This complimentary online seminar will overview the multifaceted architectural and urbanist dimensions of East Asia - from its urban planning concepts and monuments, to construction techniques and aesthetic concepts.

Spring Online Book Club Explores Taiwan via Graphic Novel /Manga (April 17th, 2024)

April 17, 2024

Join us for an engaging book talk with graphic artist Mark Crilley as he shares his captivating graphic novel, "Lost in Taiwan." Designed specifically for K-12 educators, this innovative work takes readers on an immersive journey through the vibrant landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Taiwan.

Japanese Classical Literature (Tuesdays, April 30 - May 28, 2024)

April 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024

We cordially invite K-12 educators to join us in a hybrid seminar that will introduce you to the rich world of classical Japanese literature.

Webinar For K-12 Educators: Robert Wells Discusses "Voices From The Bottom Of The South China Sea" (Wednesday, March 27, 2024)

March 27, 2024

Voices From The Bottom Of The South China Sea tells us a story that reveals the early links between U.S. and China.  President Abraham Lincoln authorized the building of massive steamships to link the U.S. and Asia. Chinese laborers came to the U.S. to earn money and in 1874 hundreds were on their way back home when their ship sank off the China coast.

East Asian Foodways Across Borders (Tuesdays, March 12- April 23,2024)

March 12, 2024

In our five-week workshop, we will assess how foodways in East Asia have changed continuously through interactions among people across cultures and over time.

 

Japanese War Brides: Teaching History Through Multimedia Resources by Kathryn Tolbert and Waka Takahashi Brown (January 24, 2024)

January 24, 2024

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), Stanford Global Studies (SGS), and the USC U.S.-China Institute are excited to offer a professional development workshop for K-16 educators. Explore a lesser-known chapter of U.S. immigration history. Join us as we delve into the remarkable stories of over 45,000 young Japanese women who married American GIs after World War II, venturing into the United States to build new lives amidst strangers.

Webinar For K-12 Educators: Prof. Guobin Yang On Wuhan Lockdown (January 31st, 2024)

January 31, 2024

Participation is limited to K-12 educators. Embark on an journey into the heart of Wuhan's early pandemic days with Prof. Guobin Yang, the Grace Lee Boggs Professor of Communication and Sociology. In this intimate workshop for K-12 educators, Prof. Yang uses over 6,000 diaries to delicately illuminate how the city coped during the crisis, revealing the poignant interplay of citizen engagement, governmental responses, and societal dynamics. Each diary entry becomes a heartfelt note in the collective symphony of a community facing unprecedented challenges.

East Asia: Origins To 1800 (Mondays, February 26 - May 20, 2024)

February 26, 2024

This seminar for educators covers the history and cultures of East Asia from the neolithic past to 1800. The course includes an overview of the region’s geography and demography, early ideologies as well as links between China, Korea and Japan. Participants will examine social hierarchies and expectations through literature and art, and explore the technological breakthroughs, economic rise and political systems of the region. Those teaching history, social studies, art and literature will find the course particularly relevant. Priority given to teachers in California.

Contemporary China (Tuesdays, January 23 - February 27, 2024)

January 16, 2024

China’s rise has already reshaped our world and its influence continues to grow. Many welcome this but some worry about it. K-12 educators are encouraged to learn more about China and its global reach in this five week online course. It is aimed at equipping teachers to bring more about these vital developments into their own classrooms. This complimentary online seminar explores many aspects of contemporary China. In addition to building a solid foundation of knowledge, the seminar discusses ways to effectively incorporate China into your curriculum.

Spring Online Book Club Explores Japan via Graphic Novel /Manga (January 18th, 2024)

January 18, 2024
Welcome to our spring Educators' Book Discussion Club! We are excited to explore a thought-provoking manga that not only captivates the imagination but also serves as a valuable educational resource. Our featured work is a powerful graphic novel that unveils the story of "Minamata," shedding light on the historic and ongoing struggle against the debilitating Minamata disease caused by environmental negligence.
 

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