2014 NCTA Seminars in the Northwest Region



The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has been in existence since 1998, generously funded by the Freeman Foundation. NCTA began with five founding institutions and its partners, and now entering its fourteenth year, has grown to a network that stretches across much of the US. Each year NCTA in the northwest corner of the country, or "NCTA Northwest" (NCTA–NW), run by the University of Washington and its partners across the region, has served teachers through its seminars, study tours to Asia, and other activities. NCTA-NW holds seminars in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Teachers in other parts of the country can visit the NCTA national website for more information about NCTA in other states:


There are two open applications for regional 2014 NCTA summer seminars:


East Asia - Great Traditions and Modern TransformationsEast Asia: Great Traditions and Modern Transformations
Steve Thorpe and Steve Kohl
Ashland, OR: June 23-26 and June 30-July 3, 1:00 pm- 3:50 pm

This two-week seminar for teachers in the Ashland, OR area provides a broad introduction to the history and culture of East Asia, from ancient times to today.


Chinese Culture in Context
Paul Dunscomb and Mischell Anderson
Anchorage, AK: June 2-3, 2014

This two-day seminar for teachers in the Anchorage School District explores the essential elements of Chinese culture and the historical forces that have shaped China’s return to international economic, strategic and cultural prominence with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the classroom. Interested teachers should apply through the Anchorage School District Summer Academy website. 




CLOSED 2014 NCTA Northwest winter/spring seminars:

Writing about Asia Workshop in conjunction with the Saturday University Lecture Series: Love, Loss and Longing
Mary Roberts, Librarian

China’s Transformation from Mao to Now
Tese Neighbor, China specialist

Origins of East Asian Art: China, Korea, and Japan from the Neolithic Era to the Advent of Buddhism
Melanie King, Art History Faculty at SCCC

Asia Between the Two World Wars
Professor Shelton Woods, Boise State University

East Asian Author Study Workshop: Children's Literature and Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
Mary Roberts, Librarian

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East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson