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Seminars

East Asia since 1800 (September 12 - November 28 2022)

This complimentary online seminar offers in-depth presentations on the history and culture of East Asia since 1800 as well as aids K-12 educators incorporate these learnings into their curriculums. All instructional materials and discussions are online.

The China You Should Know (August 6, 2022)

This free Saturday workshop for K-12 educators will look at key trends within China and China's ties to the wider world. It is organized by the 1990 Institute and co-sponsored by USCI.

Missing in History: The Asian American Journey (July 30, 2022)

This free Saturday workshop for K-12 educators features three speakers on Asian American history, including legal history and how it is taught and will include resources for teachers. It is organized by the 1990 Institute and co-sponsored by USCI.

Understanding Korean Society through Popular Culture (August 2-30, 2022)

Americans and people across the globe have become avid consumers of Korean popular culture. In this new complimentary online course, participating educators will learn more about the content and production of these hugely successful films, television dramas and music and will explore what they suggest about contemporary South Korean culture and society. Apply by July 31, 2022. (The registration period is closed earlier since the slots are filled.)

East Asian Design: Architecture & Urbanism (June 7 -July 5, 2022)

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.

Objects And Ritual In Japanese History (April 26 - May 24, 2022)

This course will use objects from art, industry, technology, and war to consider the richness of the Japanese past. From court ceremonies to samurai rituals on the battlefield, from daily gift exchanges to Buddhist mortuary markers, Japanese communities have expressed their dreams, fears, power, and imagination using material culture and rituals focusing on objects. Join us to explore Japan’s history through the study of things.

East Asia: Origins To 1800 (March 28 - June 6, 2022)

This complimentary online seminar explores history and culture of East Asia and discusses ways to effectively incorporate it into your curriculum. This course is open to all teachers.

Application Deadline: rolling acceptance until Friday, March 25, 2022

Japan’s Economic Rise and America’s Wartime Fears

December 4, 2021

The USC U.S. - China Institute, Japan Society New York, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering a complimentary one-day workshop for K-12 educators on Japan’s rise in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the internment of Japanese Americans. 

U.S.-Japan Relations and Japan Today

October 23, 2021

The USC U.S. - China Institute, Japan Society New York, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) are offering a complimentary one-day workshop for K-12 educators on the evolving U.S.-Japan relationship.

 

Modern East Asia (Fall 2021)

October 6, 2021 to December 8, 2021

This complimentary online seminar offers in-depth presentations on the history and culture of East Asia since 1800 as well as aids K-12 educators incorporate these learnings into their curriculums. All instructional materials and discussions are online. 

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