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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 (Saturday, Dec. 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 (Oct. - Dec., 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. 

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