NJ-ALPHA offers Asia study tour

Published on Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The “New Jersey Alliance for Learning and Preserving the History of WWII in Asia” (NJ-ALPHA) will sponsor up to three educators on an Asia study tour July 4-20 to enhance the participants’ understanding of the cultural and historical background of China, Korea, and Japan during the Asia-Pacific War 1931-1945.

The study tour’s schedule includes discussion of the history of Sino-Japan and Korea-Japan relations, visits to museums and historical sites, meeting with and collecting oral histories from survivors of wartime atrocities, and participation in briefing sessions and lectures held by scholars, professors and educators. A main objective of the tour is to develop ideas and teaching material/methods in using and enhancing the New Jersey Curriculum Guide:”The Nanking Massacre and Other Japanese Military Atrocities, The Asia-Pacific War: 1931-1945.”

The 2014 Asia Study Tour is scheduled for July 4-20, 2014. The cities that will be visited include Shanghai, Nanjing, and Harbin in China, Seoul in South Korea, Hiroshima and Tokyo in Japan.

For more information and an application, visit nj-alpha.org. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2014.

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