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Seminars & Short Courses

Through asynchronous discussion of primary and secondary sources, online videos, and live Zoom sessions, participants will examine this critical historical period through five modules: The Rise of Mao, Establishing the People’s Republic of China, The …

Seminars & Short Courses

This three-module course builds “religious literacy” by engaging participants with the religious and philosophical traditions, practices, and experiences of the diverse belief systems in East Asia. The course will also consider the diffusion and …

Webinars & Presentations

Social and Political Cleavages in China in Comparative Perspective

Book & Film Groups

This book group engages secondary teachers with historian Jonathan Spence’s classic, The Death of Woman Wang. Explore the lives of the non-elite in 17th-century China’s Qing Dynasty as they face climatic catastrophes, famine, banditry, and more. Through …

Book & Film Groups

This book group will discuss the possibilities of biography in the integration of social studies and literacy curriculum about Japan, through a consideration of three picture-book biographies of a Japanese inventor, artist, and composer.

Seminars & Short Courses

The years between 1912 and 1939 were momentous for Japan and China. In 1912, the Meiji emperor passed from the scene, and Japan faced an uncertain future with a much weaker emperor at the helm. In China, 1912 saw the end of two-thousand years of imperial …

Seminars & Short Courses

China has committed to becoming a leader in renewable energy technology, but air pollution, water scarcity, and overall environmental degradation continue to impact health and challenge China’s continued economic growth. Through three weekly case studies, …

Seminars & Short Courses

This free course focuses on the Uyghur ethnic minority/indigenous people in China, a case study for exploring issues of genocide as mandated by numerous state social studies standards. The course is open to secondary social studies teachers nationwide. …

Seminars & Short Courses

In this 10-week online seminar we will consider Taiwanese identity today through the lenses of history and culture. What makes Taiwan unique? How have history and culture formed—and continue to form—images of Taiwan, both within the island and beyond?

Workshops

Come learn about the modern applications of origami, a journey that takes us across the globe and to the stars and back! In this workshop, we will explore the “art of the fold” as developed by rocket scientists in the production of NASA’s Starshade; …

Seminars & Short Courses

This seminar will examine the lifestyles, behaviors, and attitudes of young Chinese adults growing up in a country that has become an economic and global power. Their development coincides with their country’s historic and far-reaching developments – what …

Freedom Swimmer
Webinars & Presentations

Freedom Swimmer received the 2021 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention.
20 copies of the book are available to K-12 in-service educators. Must also register for and attend the webinar.

Webinars & Presentations

Economics and the Chinese Political System in Comparative Perspective

Book & Film Groups

The books are The Dreams of Two yi-min by Margaret Pai, and Made in China by Anna Qu. Both explore the challenges and the generational differences that arise in families that leave Asia for the West.

Webinars & Presentations
Webinars & Presentations
Webinars & Presentations

The Legislative System in China in Comparative Perspective

Webinars & Presentations

The Judiciary System in China in Comparative Perspective

Summer Residential Programs

Honolulu offers a unique opportunity to learn about China, Japan and Korea without needing a passport or worrying about currency exchange, but still with a dash of jet lag.

In this one-week NCTA Summer Institute, 17 participants will …