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Seminars

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. 

Application deadline: Rolling acceptance until Sunday, October 3, 2021

Beethoven in Beijing: Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker

October 16, 2021

The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering a free online workshop on the resurgence of classical music in China through the legacy of the Philadelphia Orchestra, from its first performances in the PRC in 1973 until its most recent tour in 2018. 

 

East Asian Foodways Across Borders

September 1, 2021 to September 29, 2021

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.

Registration deadline: Sunday, August 29, 2021

Teaching with East Asian Film

August 14, 2021

This free workshop for educators will look at key films and filmmakers from East Asia as well as provide ways in which films can be incorporated into the classroom.

 

 

East Asian Food and Identity

July 22, 2021

This two-week course will look at the globalization and consumption of East Asian food. 

Application deadline: Sunday, July 18, 2021

Objects and Ritual in Japanese History

June 16, 2021

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.

Application deadline: Sunday, June 13, 2021

 

Crossing Borders, Seeking Converts: Religion in East Asia

May 8, 2021

Free and open to all educators.

Educators interested in how religions travel and are adapted in East Asia should join us for this half-day workshop focusing on Buddhism in Japan and Christianity in China. We'll discuss the history of these belief systems in East Asia, looking at periods and places where they have been especially popular or influential. We'll talk about who was particularly drawn to these faiths and those who were particularly opposed to their adoption and spread. What role have these religions played in the lives of believers and communities?

Free Workshop - China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Action: Economic, Environmental, Social and Political Impact

April 10, 2021

The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering a free online workshop on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast and Central Asia. 

East Asia: Origins To 1800 (Spring 2021)

March 17, 2021 to May 12, 2021

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 Thursday, March 11, 2021

 

Contemporary China (Spring 2021)

February 2, 2021 to March 2, 2021

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. This course is open to all teachers.

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