A National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Residential Summer Seminar
University of Colorado at Boulder, June 24–27, 2013
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at the University of Colorado invites applications from middle and high school teachers of social studies, language arts, and art for this four-day “special topics” seminar. The program is open to teachers nationwide with 10 spaces reserved for teachers in the eight-state region served by the NCTA National Coordinating Site at the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA), University of Colorado: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Overview: The arrival of Western powers in East Asia in the 1500s began a process of encounter and exchange that has had profound and continuing effects on every aspect of Japanese and Chinese culture, including the arts. At the same time, the exportation and absorption of art from China and Japan to new markets in Europe and the United States also influenced Western visual expression. This seminar will explore the effects, as evidenced in visual culture, of China’s and Japan’s cross-cultural encounters with Western countries, starting with the arrival of the Jesuits in China and Japan in the mid-sixteenth century, continuing through the “opening” of China and Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, to the present. We will examine works through which artists on all sides recorded the impact of these encounters as we consider cultural transmission and appropriation.
Program Costs and Incentives
· Teachers participating in the seminar pay a non-refundable $65 registration fee.
· Participants receive course materials and $100 stipend upon successful completion of the course.
· Breakfast and lunch provided during the four days of the program.
· Dormitory housing (double occupancy) provided for teachers farther than 40 miles from Boulder.
· Colorado participants receive a $70 mileage/parking stipend.
· Out-of-state teachers receive a travel stipend up to $250 based on cost of air tickets.
To apply, complete the online application form and submit electronically by May 1, 2013. Applications will be reviewed and accepted as received so early submission is recommended.
Full details in flyer at http://www.colorado.edu/cas/tea/ncta/downloads/NCTASummerArt2013.pdf
Questions? Contact Lynn Parisi at email@example.com.