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Freeman Book Awards for Children’s and Young Adult Literature on East and Southeast Asia

August 4, 2017

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University announce the establishment of annual Freeman Book Awards for new young adult and children’s literature.

Asia in the US and California Educational Standards

December 3, 2014

Unlike many countries, the United States does not have a government mandated curriculum, nor mandatory performance or content standards or assessme

Language Arts Standards that can include Asian Materials

January 1, 2007

Standards adopted by the State of California where stories and other materials from Asia is appropriate.

World History Standards (National Center for History in the Schools)

January 1, 2007

National Center for History in the Schools Standards

History Standards Relating to China

January 1, 2007

China in the California History and Social Sciences Standards

History Standards Relating to Japan

January 1, 2007

Japan in the California History and Social Sciences Standards


March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the U.S.-China Institute and PEN America for the West Coast launch of the PEN America report on social media in China, Forbidden Feeds. We will discuss the report and Chinese social media more generally. 

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will join this important discussion on April 6.