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Online Seminar - Contemporary China

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

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. Click here for the flyer

Application deadline: rolling acceptance until Thursday, January 23, 2020.
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 5-6 pm PST).
  • 4 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable)
  • Online resources and materials
*Must complete seminar requirements
*subject to change
Session Date Online Meeting Time Topic/s
Intro 1/28 5-6pm PST Welcome and Orientation
1 2/4 5-6pm PST Georgraphy and Demography
The Communist Party and the Hukou System
2 2/11 5-6pm PST

The Rise of China's Economy
China Shakes the World

3 2/18 5-6pm PST Expanding Choices
4 2/25 5-6pm PST Generations
Environmental Degradation
5 3/3 5-6pm PST U.S.-China Relations
Global China 


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

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