Seminars & Short Courses

East Asia: Origins To 1800

Delve into East Asian history and cultures from the Neolithic era to 1800, encompassing geography, demography, early ideologies, and interconnections among China, Korea, and Japan. Explore social hierarchies through literature and art, investigate technological advancements, economic development, and political systems. Ideal for history, social studies, art, and literature educators, this course, led by top scholars, equips participants with valuable tools to make East Asian history engaging for K-12 students. Priority is given to California teachers, supporting national education standards. The seminar is intricately aligned with the 6th-grade world history standard, "World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations," empowering educators to develop materials analyzing the geographic, political, economic, religious, and social structures of early civilizations in China, Korea, and Japan.