VIRTUAL PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS
East Asia in World History
From the Silk Road to the Belt and Road
Saturdays, January 9, January 23, January 30, 2021; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For teachers of World History, World Cultures, World Literature, and Art
Professional Development Credit for NJ Teachers
The experts support your classroom instruction: University professors and secondary teachers address topics commonly taught in middle and high school curriculums.
Confucianism and Buddhism
Trade and Cultural Exchanges along the Silk Road
Growth of Trade, Commercial Institutions, and Western Contacts in Early Modern China and Japan
Post World War II Development of Chinese and Japanese Economies in an Era of Globalization
Saturday, January 9th - Traditional East Asia
- Confucian China Confronts Its First Western Religion, Buddhism
Stephen F. Teiser, Princeton University
- By Land and By Sea: The Silk and Ceramics Road During the Time of the Tang Dynasty (608-907 CE) and its Capital Changan
Chao-Hui Jenny Liu, Princeton University
Saturday, January 23rd - Early Modern East Asia
- Print, Travel, and Nation in Early Modern Japan
David Spafford, University of Pennsylvania
- Using Primary Sources to Place Ming and Qing China in a Global Context
Meghan Mikulski, Cherry Hill Public Schools
Saturday, January 30th - East Asia in the Modern World
- “Globalization” Through the Prism of Modern Japan
Frederick Dickinson, University of Pennsylvania
- From Detente to Dissonance: China's Development and Global Role From Mao to Xi
David Kenley, Dakota State University
- China and the West for AP World and traditional World History
Ron Hoglund, Cranford Public Schools
- Breakout Groups for Curriculum Discussion
Lesley Solomon, Coordinator of Teachers, NCTA Princeton
Richard Chafey, Administrator, NCTA Princeton
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The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia, funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about China, Japan, and Korea in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses. Launched in 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian Studies Programs of several coordinating institutions, such as Columbia University, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies, Indiana University, and the University of Colorado.
In 2003, Princeton joined the Columbia branch of the initiative and began hosting four to five Saturday seminars each semester. The program is intended to prepare teachers to teach about Asia, enrich the content of Asia in classrooms, and to work toward creating a more long-term presence for Asia in American schools.
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