The Ohio State University


East Asia 101: Mapping Past & Present: Spirits & Beasts of East Asia

July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022

Daily 1:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Time

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Open to educators from Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Our virtual journey will introduce East Asia’s diverse cultures and environment while building and enhancing your tool chest of teaching resources for the classroom. Focusing on the regions that comprise present-day China, Japan, and Korea, participants will engage with experts and other educators in the field to explore major trends, global issues, and historic foundations that shape East Asian society. Join us in this free online seminar as we map the impact of these transnational forces in and beyond East Asia through the lenses of geography, art, religion, literature, and more! This year’s theme looks at the region from the legendary characters of myth and manga to the figurative demons of disease and war, as the contours of East Asia have been defined by its spirits and beasts, real and imagined, from time immemorial.

36 hour virtual seminar includes:

  • Orientation session in May/June 2022 (evening, online)
  • July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022: daily 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Eastern Time) Online
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous sessions designed to optimize time together
  • Graduate Credit: 2.0 hours graduate credit option available (extra fee)
  • Follow up session in Sept/Oct 2022 (Saturday, Online)



In addition to the knowledge you will gain about East Asia, eligible teachers will also receive the following benefits upon completion of the program requirements:
  • $200 worth of teaching materials, including textbook and one-year subscription to Education about Asia journal ($100 worth at July seminar, $100 worth of materials after completion of seminar requirements)
  • $200 stipend upon completion of all coursework (summer seminar, lesson plan, philosophical essay, follow up event in Fall 2022- online)
  • Access to nationwide NCTA programs, such as eligibility for discounted study tours of East Asia, online book clubs, summer institute opportunities, and teaching resources


Applications received by April 30, 2022 (or when filled) will be given priority

To apply, please click here: https://easc.osu.edu/ncta2022


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