About Us

The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is a collaboration between seven East Asian Studies programs to support primary and secondary teachers in incorporating East Asia into their classrooms and to build a global competency for students.

Along with our partner sites, we provide learning though workshops, seminars, book groups and more through our programs. The Freeman Book Awards identifies quality texts from picture books to graphic novels. Our resources link to a wide range on online content, including primary resources and learning units aimed at students.

NCTA is funded by the Freeman Foundation. NCTA’s History.

National Coordinating Sites


Clayton Dube
U.S.-China Institute, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
Email: cdube@usc.edu

Brenda G. Jordan
Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA
Email: jordanb@pitt.edu

Hye Seung (Theresa) Kang
East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

Bloomington, IN 
Email: kang43@indiana.edu

Roberta H. Martin
Asia for Educators, Columbia University

New York, NY 10027
Email: rhm1@columbia.edu

Lynn Parisi
Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO
Email: lynn.parisi@colorado.edu

Anne Prescott
Five College Center for East Asian Studies at Smith College

Northampton, MA
Email: aprescott@fivecolleges.edu

Kristi Roundtree
East Asia Resource Center, University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98195-3650
Email: earc@u.washington.edu

NCTA partners with additional institutions to deliver its educational programing. NCTA Partner Sites.