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Contemporary China (Spring 2021)

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Session(s) date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

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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The five-week seminar includes:

  • video presentations (two hours a week)
  • readings
  • mandatory online forum participation
  • weekly live online discussion with an instructor (Tuesdays from 4-5pm Pacific Time).


  • 4 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable)
  • Online resources and materials
*Must complete seminar requirements



*subject to change
Session Date Online Meeting Time Topics
1 2/2 4-5pm PT Geography and Demography
The Communist Party & Hukou System
2 2/9 4-5pm PT

The Rise of China's Economy
China Shakes the World

3 2/16 4-5pm PT Expanding Choices
4 2/23 4-5pm PT Generations
Environmental Degradation
5 3/2 4-5pm PT U.S.-China Relations
Global China 


1. Submit your application below.
2. Ask your school principal to confirm your teaching assignment by emailing asiak12@usc.edu.

This program is sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia