Welcome to the AFE-NCTA program page, with online courses, video presentations & book groups for K-12 educators.

First-time visitors must create an account at asiaforeducators.org. Full details on the AFE-NCTA Course Guide and current Study Tour Information

CURRENT PROGRAMS: On-line Reading Groups

  • On-line, asynchronous, and FREE
  • Postings on your own schedule
  • Earn professional development hours (PD Hours) & NCTA Study Tour Eligibility
  • Peruse our current programs below!

Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text - Part I

Buchanan Prize Book: 2018 Best Asian Curriculum
Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text Translated and Edited by Aili Mu and Mike Smith
September 26 - November 6, 2018 (Fall Session)
5 Sessions; 10 PD Hours
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Sunzi: The Art of War

Graphic Adaptations Series
Sunzi: The Art of War Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
October 17 - November 21, 2018
4 Session; 8 PD Hours
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Confucius: The Analects

Graphic Adaptations Series
Confucius: The Analects Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
November 14 - December 19, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
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Laozi: The Dao Speaks

Graphic Adaptations Series
Laozi: The Dao Speaks Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
December 12, 2018 - February 6, 2019 (with Holiday Break)
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
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Buddha: Kapilavastu. Vol I and The Four Encounters. Vol II

Graphic Adaptations Series
Buddha: Kapilavastu. Vol I and The Four Encounters. Vol II Written and Illustrated by Osamu Tezuka
January 30 - March 19, 2019
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
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Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan

2019 Graphic Novels Series - Japan
Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan By Shigeru Mizuki
February 6 - April 9, 2019
8 Sessions; 16 PD Hours
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Little White Duck: A Childhood in China

2019 Graphic Novels Series - China
Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez
April 3 - April 30, 2019
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
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The Color of Earth and The Color of Earth

2019 Graphic Novels Series - South Korea
The Color of Earth and The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa
May 8 - July 2, 2019
7 Sessions; 14 PD Hours
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