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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. 


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


The online seminar includes:

  • Video presentations & readings
  • Mandatory online forum participation
  • Online discussions with an instructor


  • 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.

Topics include

  • Demography & Geography
  • Japan as a Pacific Power
  • Post-war Japan
  • Two Koreas
  • East Asia and the World Today
  • China’s Cultural Revolution
  • Nation Building in China


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. Participants can miss up to three (3) sessions and still be eligible to receive the benefits by submitting makeup assignments. Please note that Saturdays count as two separate sessions.

Session Date Discussion Session (Pacific Time)
1 Wed, Oct. 6    5-6pm 
2 Wed, Oct. 13   5-6pm
3 Sat, Oct. 23 9-12pm
4 Wed, Nov. 3


5 Wed, Nov. 10   5-6pm
6 Wed, Nov. 17 5-6pm
7 Sat, Dec. 4 9-12pm
8 Wed, Dec. 8 5-6pm


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