This online course will examine literary writings from China’s Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties (1271-1911). Participating teachers will become acquainted with important pieces of literature that reflect the time periods and offer important windows into Chinese society and culture. The course is open to secondary (6-12) teachers who teach about China as part of their required curriculum. The seminar is Part I of TEA-NCTA’s two-semester offering on Chinese Literature through History. Part II, to be offered in Winter 2021, will focus on the Republican, Maoist, and Reform periods.
The seminar will be conducted through three asynchronous online modules, each consisting of pertinent readings on history and culture, resources, and a participant discussion forum on content and pedagogy. The course starts September 23, 2020, with online introductions. The first module will begin September 30, and the final module will conclude on November 10, 2020. A short Curriculum Implementation Plan (CIP) and evaluation will be due December 8, 2020.