East Asia Pre- 1800-

  • 17 Sep 2010
  • web: china.usc.edu / e-mail: uschina@usc.edu


The USC U.S. – China Institute invites K-12 EDUCATORS to attend


EAST ASIA Pre 1800


NO-COST Professional Development seminar at UTLA – September 28, 2010 to November 30, 2010 (tentative dates)


Application Deadline: FRIDAY, September 17, 2010, or until seminar is full

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 ten Tuesday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and one Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For these meeting days, participants will be provided with free parking at the UTLA building, as well as complimentary refreshments. 

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

  • $200 in East Asian reference and teaching materials
  • $500 stipend
  • Two (2) LAUSD multicultural salary points OR six (6) USC Rossier School of Education Continuing Education Units (CEUs), fee applicable


Among the topics covered in the seminar:

  • 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


the USCI/NCTA Fall 2010 "East Asia Pre 1800" Seminar at UTLA application from the “K-12 Curriculum” section of our website at <www.china.usc.edu>.  In addition to the completed application form, you will need to submit:

  • A short 1-2 page resume (curriculum vita) listing your educational and work experience
  • A letter from your school principal confirming your teaching assignment
  • 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


but we will begin admitting participants upon receipt of applications

For additional information, please contact 213-821-4382 or <asiak12@usc.edu>.

Organized by the USC U.S. – China Institute in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the UCLA/USC Joint East Asian Studies Center, with generous funding from the Freeman Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

USC U.S. – China Institute    

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

Phone: 213-821-4382  /  Fax: 213-821-2382

web: china.usc.edu  /  e-mail: uschina@usc.edu



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