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USCI/NCTA Fall 2009 "East Asia Since 1800" Seminar - South Bay

December 3, 2014

"East Asia Since 1800"

USCI/NCTA Fall 2009 Professional Development Seminar - South Bay
November 7, 2009 to February 22, 2010

The USC U.S. – China Institute (USCI) and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) are offering a NO-COST professional development opportunity open to all interested K-12 educators in the South Bay.

Enrollment is limited to 24 participants and priority will be given to high school world history and language arts teachers, though all K-12 educators are invited to apply. 

Sessions will meet alternatively at the Manhattan Beach Unified School District (MBUSD) office and Pacific Elementary School on five Monday evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 pm and three Saturdays from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  For these meeting days, participants will be provided with free parking, as well as complimentary refreshments.  

*As part of the seminar curriculum, participants are required to attend "Images of East Asia," a one-day workshop on visual cultures on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Addition information will be provided upon seminar enrollment.  

♦  Seminar Content

Focusing on helping teachers address the California history, social studies, and language arts standards, we will offer presentations on the history and culture of East Asia, as well as discuss how case studies can be used to explore a variety of issues.

Sessions include discussions of primary source materials as well as literature and film recommendations.

Among the topics covered will be:

Geography / Premodern China, Japan, and Korea
(philosophy, social structure, key institutions)

19th Century Domestic and External Challenges

War, Revolution, and Nation-Making

Economic Development and Social / Cultural Change

Relations with the United States

21st Century Challenges and Opportunities

Web Research / Web Collaboration

♦  Seminar Schedule

USCI 2009-2010 “East Asia Since 1800” seminar – South Bay
November 7, 2009 to February 22, 2010

Date & Time

Meeting Location

Topic / Speaker

1.  Saturday,
November 7, 2009
10 am to 3:30 pm

MBUSD District Office Board Room

¨  Introduction / Geography of East Asia

¨  China: 19th Century
Clayton Dube, USC U.S.-China Institute

2.  Monday,
November 16, 2009
5 pm to 7:30 pm

Pacific Elementary School Art Room (Room 11)

¨  China : 1900 to 1949
Clayton Dube

3.  Monday,
November 23, 2009
5 pm to 7:30 pm

MBUSD District Office Board Room

¨  China: 1949 to 1976
Clayton Dube

*4.  Saturday,
December 5, 2009
9 am to 4 pm

UTLA Building
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

¨  “Images of East Asia” one-day
teacher training workshop
(mandatory for seminar participants)

5.  Monday,
December 14, 2009
5 pm to 7:30 pm

Pacific Elementary School Art Room (Room 11)

¨  China: 1976 to present
Clayton Dube

6.  Saturday,
January 16, 2010
10 am to 3:30 pm

MBUSD District Office Board Room

¨  Japan: The Meiji Transition

¨  Imperial Japan and the Pacific War
Morgan Pitelka, Occidental College

7.  Monday,
January 25, 2010
5 pm to 7:30 pm

Pacific Elementary School Art Room (Room 11)

¨  Japan: Postwar Growth and Crisis
Morgan Pitelka

8.  Saturday,
February 6, 2010
10 am to 3:30 pm

MBUSD District Office Board Room

¨  Korea to 1945

¨  Korea since 1945
Jennifer Jung-Kim, UCLA

9.  Monday,
February 22, 2010
5 pm to 7:30 pm

Pacific Elementary School Art Room (Room 11)

¨  Conclusion
Clayton Dube

♦  Seminar Benefits

Individuals who successfully complete the seminar and its follow-up requirements receive: 

⇒  $500 stipend

⇒  $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials

⇒  Two LAUSD multicultural salary points (if applicable) OR six USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (processing fee applicable for CEUs)

♦   Seminar Locations

 Manhattan Beach Unified School District office
325 South Peck Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Map and Directions

Pacific Elementary School
1200 Pacific Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Map and Directions


DOWNLOAD the USCI/NCTA 2009 "East Asia Since 1800" Seminar - South Bay APPLICATION FORM in:

In addition to the completed application form
, you will need to submit:

  1. A short 1-2 page resume (curriculum vita) that includes a list of your educational and work experience
  2. A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
  3. A refundable deposit check for $50, made payable to "University of Southern California," to hold your registration; the check will be returned to you at the conclusion of the seminar

Submit application materials:

USCI Fall 09 Seminar - South Bay
USC U.S.-China Institute

3535 S. Figueroa St., FIG 202
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1262

(213) 821-2382



Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 6, 2009

We will admit participants upon receipt of applications


 Contact (213) 821-4382 or e-mail



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