National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
and the UTC Asia Program present
2012 Professional Development Opportunities 
for Tennessee and North Georgia Teachers
 Earn Professional Development Hours and 
Become Eligible for NCTA Sponsored Study Tours
Free Ongoing Online Simulcast Series
Learn from the convenience of your home computer!
Registration is easy.

You will be required to create a Moodle account first, then verify the account by email. Your account gives you access to all simulcast materials and information. If you already have a Moodle account, just sign in when prompted.

Overview of NCTA Simulcast Offerings

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The Mongols in World History

Professor Morris Rossabi
Columbia University


The Tale of Genji in Art and Literature

Professor Frank Chance 
Professor Linda Chance
University of Pennsylvania



Dramatic Form in East Asia: Kabuki, Noh, Chinese Opera

Professor Farley Richmond
University of Georgia


The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 and the Portsmouth Treaty in World History

Professor William Tsutsui
Dean, Dedman College of  Humanities and Sciences
Southern Methodist University


Visual Strategies in Japanese Popular Culture: Manga and More

Professor Joseph Murphy
University of Florida



Education in Japan and East Asia

Professor Lucien Ellington
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Family by Ba Jin: A Window into the Literature of Modern China

Professor Kristin Stapleton
University of Buffalo, SUNY


Rethinking the Image of China and Japan in Global History, 1600-1900

Professor Benjamin Elman
Princeton University



Contemporary Japanese Writers on the World Stage: Murakami, Oe, and Others

Professor Joseph Murphy
University of Florida


Comparative Confucianism in East Asia

Professor Richard Smith
Rice University



What Happened to Japan's Economy? Lessons for the US?

Professor Lucien Ellington
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Japanese and Chinese Garden Design

Nancy Hope
University of Kansas


The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation as a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. Asia for Educators (AFE) receives funding from the US Department of Education.

Advantages of Participation

  • A deeper understanding of East Asia and how to teach about it
  • Complimentary online and print curriculum materials for all participants
  • Accumulate NCTA points for future East Asia study tours
  • Accepted participants may attend some or all of the sessions although benefits vary with the number of sessions attended

Learn about East Asia through working with eminent scholars from throughout the United States from your home computer. These simulcasts are open to both NCTA alumni and teachers who have not previously participated in an NCTA-sponsored program.