Spring 2024 NCTA Courses
Course Starts: February 25, 2024
Course Ends: March 30, 2024
Registration Deadline: January 25, 2024
This asynchronous 5-week NCTA workshop explores science fiction literature from China, from its roots in the earliest dynastic periods to twenty-first-century trends. With an eye toward the relationship between history and literature, we will look at how authors in China have used fiction to imagine how the world might work; how local authors adapted the conventions of European science fiction to create distinctly Chinese literature; how the events of history have contributed to different literary visions of China’s future; and how Chinese science fiction has begun to build a fan base outside China.
This course offers teachers 10 professional development hours with the opportunity for 5 extra hours upon completion of a TIP.
Course Starts: April 07, 2024
Course Ends: April 20, 2024
Registration Deadline: February 07, 2024
This asynchronous NCTA short course guides participants on an exploration of Chinese literature and culture through the lens of imagination and fantasy. This course will help teachers explore Chinese literature through a focus on the rich cultural presentations of individual freedom and contemplation on divergent systems, worldly and otherworldly. The materials explored will help teachers better understand the continuing recycling and development of classical images and stories in Chinese imaginative literature through cutting-edge global and American cultural production, such as Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese and the Academy Award winner Everything Everywhere All at Once.
This course offers teachers 6 professional development hours.