Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison

at Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr, Madison, 53706 United States

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) connects East Asia to UW-Madison, with a focus on China, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.


Center for East Asian Studies at UW-Madison
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr
Madison , WI 53706
United States
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The Center for East Asian Studies thanks outgoing Director Gene Phillips (Art History), who will be taking over as Chair of his department, and welcome Joe Dennis (History) as the new Director of the Center!

Published on 2014-06-02 04:57:34 GMT

Come with us to China! Fulbright GPA China Summer Study Tour for Teachers and School Administrators, June 14-July 12, 2014 The College of Education and Professional Studies at the UW-Whitewater announces a new, five-week curriculum development summer study tour for teachers and school administrators that includes four weeks in the People's Republic of China. The program Understanding Contemporary China: Collaborative Curriculum Collaborative Study Abroad, is funded through the Fulbright Group Projects Abroad program. All program expenses overseas (round-trip international economy airfare, room and board,fees, and domestic travel within China) for all participants are covered by Fulbright. Participants may receive credit for this program; unfortunately, we cannot subsidize tuition and fees. Created in conjunction with the Center for East Asian Studies (UW-Madison), the Confucius Institute (UW-Platteville), the Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction, Shanghai Normal University, and Minzu University, Beijing, participants will visit seven cities in China, including: * Shanghai, commercial capital of modern China * Hangzhou, intellectual capital of China * Suzhou, capital of Southern Song * Quzhou, home of the southern branch of the Confucius family * Nanjing, first capital of Ming, center of the Taiping Rebellion, and first * capital of the Republic of China * Qufu, home of the northern branch of the Confucius family * Beijing, primary capital of China since 1264 Participants will learn basic Mandarin language, receive expert instruction on Chinese history, culture, and society by U.S. and Chinese specialists, visit schools and important historical sites in each city, and develop curriculum materials appropriate to their classroom, school, and school districts. There will be four days of orientation on the UW-Whitewater campus, then four weeks in China, returning July 12. After a brief rest to reacclimate to home, participants will reassemble July 28 on the Whitewater campus for a followup session. The program is open to all inservice teachers and school administrators who: * Are citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. * Are physically and psychologically capable of participation in all phases both overseas and in the U.S. * Have not participated in another Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad or Group Projects Abroad program in the last two years * Have not participated in a total of four such programs in your lifetime * Are currently employed full-time in the Wisconsin school system as a teacher or administrator AND have at least five years' experience * Are able to attend orientation sessions May 17-18 and May 31-June 1 and July 28 at the UW-Whitewate, and participate in the program in China from June 14-July 12 To apply, send a professional resume plus a cover letter explaining why you feel you are qualified to participate, how you expect to benefit professionally from this study tour, and how you intend to bring those benefits to your students, colleagues, and school district. Please email your materials to cioffice@uww.edu<mailto:cioffice@uww.edu> with the subject line "Fulbright GPA Program in China". Deadline to ensure consideration: March 23, 2014 For more information, please contact Dr. Katrina Liu (liuy@uww.edu).