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East Asia Since 1800

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 3:30pm

This complimentary seminar offers in-depth presentations on the history and culture of the region as well as aids K-12 educators incorporate these learnings into their curriculums. The course consists of three Monday evening sessions (5-8pm) and four Saturday sessions (9-3:30pm) at USC. On-campus parking and refreshments will be provided. 

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

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  • $250 stipend
  • For LAUSD educators, 2 LAUSD salary points (no fee)
  • For all other districts, 6 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable)
  • Resources and materials

*Must complete seminar requirements.


  • China in the 19th century
  • K-pop and the two Koreas
  • Meiji Restoration
  • Japan and WWII
  • Modern China
  • Environment, Health, and Aging
  • East Asia through Film
    and much more! 


All sessions will be held at the USC campus; Monday sessions are 5-8pm, Saturday courses are 9-3:30pm and count as two separate sessions. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Sessions 1 & 2      Saturday, September 15
Session 3      Monday, September 24
Session 4      Monday, October 1
Sessions 5 & 6      Saturday, October 13
Session 7 & 8      Saturday, November 3
Session 9      Monday, December 3
Sessions 10 & 11      Saturday, December 8

How to apply

  • Step 1: Submit your application online (below). 
  • Step 2: Email your resume to
  • Step 3: Ask your school principal to confirm your teaching assignment by emailing
  • Step 4: Mail a refundable $50 deposit check, payable to “University of Southern California,” to the address below to hold your registration. The check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar or should you not be accepted.

*Applicants will be notified within one week once all four items are received. 

Contact Information
Phone: 213-821-4382
Fax: 213-821-2382

USC U.S.-China Institute
Attn: Asia K-12
3502 Watt Way, ASC G24
Los Angeles, CA 90089