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USCI/NCTA Fall 2009 "East Asia Since 1800" Seminar at UTLA

December 3, 2014

"East Asia Since 1800"

USCI/NCTA Fall 2009 Professional Development Seminar at UTLA
October 20, 2009 to February 2, 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.

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 at the UTLA Building on seven Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 7:30 pm and two Saturdays from 10 am to 3:30 pm.  For these meeting days, participants will be provided with free parking at the UTLA building, 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

Fall 2009 USCI/LAUSD “East Asia Since 1800” seminar
October 20, 2009 to February 2, 2010





Tuesday, October 20, 2009

   5 to 7:30 pm



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

   5 to 9 pm

   19th century China
   1900-1949 China


Saturday, November 21, 2009

   10 am to 12:30 pm
   1 pm to 3:30 pm

   1949-1976 China
   1976-present China


* Saturday, December 5, 2009

   9 am to 4 pm

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


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

   5 to 7:30  pm

   Meiji Restoration Japan


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

   5 to 7:30  pm

   Japan to 1945


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

   5 to 7:30  pm

   Contemporary Japan


Saturday, January 23, 2010

   10 am to 12:30 pm
   1 pm to 3:30 pm

   Korea to 1945  
   Korea since 1945


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

   5 to 7:30  pm



♦  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 OR six USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (processing fee applicable for CEUs)

♦   Seminar Location

 United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) Building
3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010
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DOWNLOAD the USCI/NCTA 2009 "East Asia Since 1800" Seminar at UTLA 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 at UTLA
USC U.S.-China Institute

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

(213) 821-2382



Spaces are still available - APPLY NOW!

We will admit participants upon receipt of applications


 Contact (213) 821-4382 or e-mail