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Ancient Chinese History and Thought (NCTA Online Seminar)

How were early Chinese dynasties established? How was Chinese writing invented?  What did early Chinese philosophers write and teach?

Participants joined Dr. Shelton Woods from Boise State University for an online seminar on Ancient China.  Participants attended 15 online lectures, each 30 minutes long, which examined the connection of  modern-day China to its rich history of philosophy, calligraphy, early religions and more.

Here’s an introductory video to learn more about this program, made by Professor Woods.

This seminar was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Program Dates and Format

April 19 through May 17, 2021.

Professor Woods posted three pre-recorded lectures at the beginning of each week, starting on April 19, 2021. Participants watched the lectures, completed the reading, and turned in a lesson plan each week.  At the end of the program, there was a live event on Zoom on May 17, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 PM PST.

Program Leader

Shelton Woods, Professor of East Asian History at Boise State University

Program Benefits

  • Books and classroom materials at no cost for participants
  • 20 WA OSPI clock hours (WA teachers only)
  • Access to 15 online lectures
  • $100 check for additional classroom resources
  • Professional development college credit