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Traditional East Asia: Origins to 1800

Session(s) date

Session(s) date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 5:00pm to Monday, May 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

We are no longer accepting applications for this seminar.

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 six Monday evening sessions (5-8pm) and three 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 and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia

Click here for the flyer.


Application deadline: Rolling acceptance until February 17, 2017 


  • $250 stipend 
  • 6 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable) OR 2 LAUSD salary points (no fee) 
  • East Asia-focused resource materials for use in the classroom
  • Participants who complete the seminar and its requirements are eligible to apply for the next USCI sponsored summer study tour to East Asia.

*Must complete seminar requirements.


  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Pre-modern Korea
  • Imperial China
  • Classical and Warrior Japan
  • East Asian literature and history
    ​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.

Session 1      Monday, February 27
Session 2       Monday, March 6
Sessions 3 & 4      Saturday, March 11
Sessions 5 & 6      Saturday, March 25
Session 7      Monday, April 3
Session 8      Monday, April 17
Sessions 9 & 10      Saturday, April 22 
Session 11      Monday, May 1
Session 12      Monday, May 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