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Modern East Asia (Fall 2020)

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 5:00pm

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


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

*Must complete seminar requirements.


This schedule includes the live online discussion sessions. Each one will have corresponding video lectures, reading assignments, and forum participation that will be accessible online ahead of time. 

  1. Wed, 9/23, 4-5pm PT
    • Topics: Demography & Geography; East Asia and the World in 1800 
    • Speaker: Clayton Dube, USC 
  2. Wed, 9/30, 4-5pm PT
    • Topic: From Monarchy to Republic 
    • Speaker: Clayton Dube, USC 
  3. Sat, 10/3, 9-12pm PT
  4.  Wed, 10/14, 4-5pm PT
  5. Sat, 10/24, 9-12pm PT
  6. Wed, 11/4, 4-5pm PT
    • Topics: Revolution and Nation Building in China; East Asia and America Today 
    • Speaker: Clayton Dube, USC 

How to apply

Step 1: Submit your application online (below).
Step 2: Ask your school principal, vice principal, or department head to confirm your teaching assignment by emailing

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

Questions? Contact