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
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
The USC U.S.-China Institute is offering a free online workshop on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast and Central Asia.
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
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.
Application window has closed.
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 rapid economic rise and continued success.
Registration deadline is October 2, 2020
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 to look at how Japanese politics, economics, society and culture changed from the 19th into the mid-20th centuries.
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.
We are no longer accepting applications.
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.
This complimentary seminar will focus on historical and current exchanges in popular culture, economics, diplomacy, food, and religion. Speakers will explore the transmission of Buddhism, the Korean wave in popular culture, China’s belt and road initiative to Central and Southeast Asia, and western music in China.