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Understanding China: A 30-hour National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Seminar

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute presents

Modern Traditional China street viewUnderstanding China

A 30-hour National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Seminar
In association with the Five College Center for East Asian Studies and the Buffalo Teacher Center

July 8-12, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
509 O’Brian Hall 
University at Buffalo North Campus
Lunch each day provided by the Confucius Institute

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Application form


This seminar provides teachers with content and resources to more effectively teach about Chinese history and culture. Western New York professors and other specialists present in-depth information and materials on Chinese history, geography, religion, literature, language, music and art.

Who can participate?

The seminar is open to 20 teachers in Western NY who want to more effectively incorporate information about China into their curriculum. Elementary and secondary teachers of Social Studies, English, Art, Music, LOTE, librarians and administrators are encouraged to apply.

Teachers receive

  • Quality instruction about China from leading experts in the field
  • $150 in textbooks and primary source materials
  • $150 stipend upon completion of seminar requirements
  • One-year subscription to Education about Asia

Participant responsibilities

  • Attend 30 hours of classes during the week-long seminar
  • Classes will meet 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 each day for five days
  • Create a written implementation plan showing how information and resources from the seminar will be used in your classes
  • Implement your plan in the 2019-2020 school year

How to apply?

Complete the application form, with a brief statement.
(A principal’s signature is no longer required on the application form, although we hope teachers inform their principals and others in their schools about their participation in the seminar.)

Mail or email to:

Bruce Acker
Associate Director
UB Confucius Institute
520 Lee Entrance, Suite 113
Buffalo, NY 14228

With generous funding from the Freeman Foundation and the Confucius Institute


July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am
July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Confucius Institute, University at Buffalo