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Book & Film Groups

Kathleen Burkinshaw‘s YA historical novel The Last Cherry Blossom is a deeply personal labor of love, loosely based on her mother’s childhood. It promotes world peace and nuclear disarmament through a moving story about Yuriko, a Japanese girl who …

Webinars & Presentations

The Executive System in China in Comparative Perspective

Workshops

Introduce your students to the art of the natural world during Japan’s Edo Period (1603-1868). Join documentary filmmaker Linda Hoaglund, project director for Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde, the Smithsonian’s new image-driven K-12 educational …

Workshops

Join d:matcha live from Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan to experience five varieties of sencha (green tea) grown organically in their tea fields. Learn why Wazuka is considered to be one of the best tea growing locations in Japan, the differences in the tea …

Seminars & Short Courses

The seminar is divided into three modules: Module 1 China (Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8); Module 2 Japan (Feb. 15, March 1, 8, 15, 22); Module 3 Korea (March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26). Participants will complete a short reflection paper for each module. You …

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 …

Book & Film Groups

This winter Dr. Diana M. Wood and NCTA Alumni Cindy McNulty will lead a free asynchronous discussion group for NCTA alumni educators on Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control, by Josh Chin and Liza Lin. These Wall …

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 …

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 …