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Summer professional development on East Asia

  • 1.  Summer professional development on East Asia

    Posted 04-18-2022 04:39:00 PM

    Baseball Diplomacy, Pirates, and Environmental Challenges. Register for New Summer Online Offerings from TEA-NCTA.

    • Webinar. More Than A Game. A Look at US-Japan Relations through Baseball. May 16, 7-8 pm ET. US diplomatic historian Thomas Zeiler explores baseball as a window to teach about power, culture, and profits in US-Japanese/Asian relations, with a focus on the 20th century.
    • Seminar. Reconsidering East Asia in the Early Modern World: Maritime Histories, 1350-1750. June 13 – July 21. Developing research in the field of maritime history offers new perspectives and understandings of diplomatic, economic, and cultural connections that intertwine the countries of East Asia from the 14th to 18th centuries. Through asynchronous and live sessions with leading scholars, participants will explore early modern geographies and mapping, Zheng He's tribute missions, and the contributions of pirates and family trade dynasties in linking the region.
    • Contemporary Issues Course. China's Search for a Green Future: Clean Energy, Air, and Water. July 9 – 31. China has committed to becoming a leader in renewable energy technology. Still, air pollution, water scarcity, and overall environmental degradation continue to impact the health of local people and challenge China's continued economic growth. Through three week-long case studies, participants will examine how the Chinese government and citizen activist groups are responding to these challenges. Open to secondary teachers who teach about China.

    Catherine Ishida
    Japan & Korea Projects Coordinator
    Boulder CO