2017 Site

Summer 2017 Site:

  • Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16, 2017
  • 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Lunch provided daily
  • Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University
  • Upon request, on-campus housing will be provided free of charge for participants who reside more than 30 miles away from seminar site.

2017 Seminar Format & Content
This seminar will draw on a variety of formats (lecture, discussion, guest speakers, and visual materials among others) and address topics in East Asian history, language, education, ethics, science and technology, trade, art and media. We will make use of diverse resources (readings, films, cartoons, newspaper articles to name a few) in such a way as to allow participants to engage with issues and materials in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. The sessions will be designed to contribute to the development of K-12 curriculum tools.
Tentative Syllabus

OPTIONAL: Graduate Credit
Interested participants may opt to purchase graduate credit from The Ohio State University in Summer 2017. Successful completion of the seminar is worth two graduate credits. Regular OSU graduate tuition rates apply and can be found at:

About the 2017 Lead Instructor
Dr. Patricia Sieber was born in Japan to Swiss parents. In high school in Switzerland, she developed a passion for Chinese literature, particularly poetry, drama, and fiction, on account of the profound influence that China had exerted on Japanese and German literature respectively. She subsequently studied at universities in Tokyo, Zurich and Beijing before receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After brief teaching stints at Bowdoin College and the University of California, Berkeley, she joined the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University, where she has taught courses and published books and articles on Chinese literature, print culture, translation studies, and women’s studies. Her current research revolves around editing a guided anthology entitled How To Read Chinese Drama, while also completing a book manuscript about a nearly forgotten British printer-cum-sinologist active in translating Chinese literature in the turbulent early nineteenth century.  While serving as Director of the East Asian Studies Center (2005-2013) and of the Institute for Chinese Studies (2005-2010), she previously taught a NCTA seminar in 2011.  She lives with her husband and son in Upper Arlington. See https://deall.osu.edu/people/sieber.6  for more information on Dr. Sieber’s recent work.
Applications received by April 1, 2017 will receive priority.

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