Spring 2017 NCTA PD on Japan
Course Overview: Presenter: Dr. Elyssa Faison, Associate Professor of Japanese History at the Univ. of Oklahoma
Occupation-era Japan - Feb. 4th from 9:30 am – 1 pm. Click here for PPT.
War Memory in Contemporary Japan - Feb 11th from 9:30 am – 1 pm. Click here for PPT.
Fall 2016 NCTA PD on China
Course Overview: This course is a look into Chinese culture, its philosophy, geography, history, art, and language. We will visit China’s glorious past, the many facets of Chinese traditions and culture, and its ongoing struggle with history and modernity.
Session 6: Dec. 10th - Dr. Jonathan Stalling - "Tang Poetry"
Session 5: Nov. 19th - Dr. Tom Buoye - "U.S. China Relations"
Session 4: Nov. 5th - Dr. Pete Gries - "Communist China"
Session 3: Oct. 29th - Dr. Li Xiaobing - China's "One child, two child policy"
Session 2: Oct. 8th - Rex Burnett - Chinese Education, culture, and language
Chinese Education Cultural differences Chinese Language
Session 1: Oct. 1st Dr. Jessica Stowell - Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism
Buddhism Taoism Confucianism
2016 NCTA Study Tours - See China and Vietnam!
EAI-NCTA Japan: Tokugawa Era and the Meiji Restoration
Dr. Elyssa Faison
PowerPoint #1 from Dr. Faison's presentation
PowerPoint #2 from Dr. Faison's presentation
AFE Fall Book Groups Start Soon!
Learn Chinese and Japanese history through literature appropriate for the classroom with one of three book groups. We offer a chance to explore Chinese Literature since 1980, a Japanese story of a shipwrecked boy, and who-done-its that date back to the Song dynasty. Read on your own time; participate in an online conversation about the texts. Professional development hours available. Get more info on the serieshere– or peruse each group below!
Sep 16-Oct 21
Modern Chinese Literature 1980-2000
Following the Mao era of artistic persecution, authors in the early 1980s experimented with new forms, themes and voices. Explore short stories that delve into this period of social, political, and ideological change that you can read with your students!
Sep 20-Nov 4
Heart of a Samurai (Middle School Teachers)
Read this true story of a shipwrecked 14-year old boy from Japan who travels back to Fairhaven, MA, with the whaling ship that rescues him in 1841, and later plays a role in the establishment of relations between Japan and the United States in 1854.
Sep 30-Nov 24
Chinese Crime Fiction: Past and Present (High School)
Popular during the Song and Ming dynasties, crime fiction often featured judges who exposed wrongdoing through brilliant deduction – and sometimes supernatural forces. Explore Chinese history and contemporary society through popular stories of crime and detection revealing age-old issues of injustice, corruption, and greed.
For more information on these events, go here.
2015 Faculty Development Fall Seminar
Sponsored by The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and administered by the East Asia Institute at the University of Oklahoma
Title: “The Sleeping Dragon has Awakened”
About: We will visit China’s glorious past and discover the many facets of Chinese culture that make this country so mysterious and diverse.
Who: All K-12 teachers who would like to integrate Chinese culture into their classroom
Where: OU Schusterman in Tulsa, OK. 74135. Main Building, Room 1D18.
When: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Oct. 3rd, 10th, 24th and Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st and Dec. 5th (Book Study)
· $100.00 stipend
· 28 hours of professional development credit
· 3 primary source books
· Presenters who are noted experts in their field
· Access to the online resources at http://afe.easia.columbia.edu
· Refreshments and lunch provided
· Off-site connections
· Aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards (PASS)
NCTA Study Tours 2015
NCTA provides advanced study for selected NCTA seminar alumni by organizing study tours in East Asia. Congratulations to all of our teachers who completed the 30 hours necessary to participate in the NCTA Study Tours to China and Japan this summer. The deadline for the Study Tours are Feb. 2nd or the 6th (depending on which tour you choose). Please visit Study Tours 2015 to find out which trip would be best for you.
2015 NCTA Seminar Class Documents
October 3rd session:
Chinese Education PowerPoint
Chinese Language/Idioms PowerPoint
Cultural Differences PowerPoint
Jessica Stowell: The Three Teachings
Confucianism: Filial Piety and Humaneness
Taoism: The Secret of Caring for Life
Buddhism: The Illustrated Dhammapada On happiness
The Path http://www.buddhanet.net/dhammapada/d_path.htm
Religion in China today:
http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/cosmos/prb/whatis.htm please read all 5 sections shown in boxes across the top: What is Popular Religion; Funerals memorials and the afterlife; Gods of the Heavenly Domain; Gods of the Earthly Domain; Gods of the Underworld.
Peter Gries Presentation
China Through American Eyes PowerPoint
America Through Chinese Eyes Power Point
Newman Scholars in Chinese Studies Program
Faculty Development Grants
Li Xiaobing Presentation
2015 Japan Seminar Class Documents
Seminar welcome letter
January 17th Agenda
January 24th Agenda
War: 1931-1945 PowerPoint
U.S. Japanese Interment
Click here to view past NCTA lesson plans.
2014 China Seminar Class Documents
November 1st Session
Nov 1 Agenda
Presenters: Dr. Jessica StowellBuddhism in China Power Point
Confucianism 101 Power Point
Mr. Rex Burnett Daoism Power Point
November 8th Session
Nov 8 Agenda
Presenters: Dr. Jessica Stowell Qin and Han Dynasties Power Point
Dr. Thomas Buoye Click here to see his presentation documents.
November 15th Session
Nov 15 Agenda
Presenters: Dr. Jonathan Stalling Click here to see his presentation documents.
Dr. Peter Gries China Through American Eyes
America Through Chinese Eyes
November 22nd Session
Nov 22nd Agenda
Presenters: Dr. Li Xiaobing Chinese Geography
Mr. Rex Burnett Chinese Educational System
December 6th Session
Dec 6th Agenda
Presenters: Mr. Rex Burnett Chinese Culture
Ms. Peijen Chou Calligraphy
Red Scarf Girl Study Guide