Teaching East Asia at Penn State Greater Allegheny ended the fall 2009 semester with a field trip to The National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition, "Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China?s First Emperor," featured treasures from China's first emporer, Qin Shihuandgdi and the tomb complex including 15 life-size figures, weapons, armor, coins and more. Students and faculty on the trip also visited the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery, which has an extensive Asian art collection (see photo on right).
Each year, Penn State Greater Allegheny's Teaching International program adopts a country or region of the world as a common theme to inspire teaching and scholarship. Along with East Asia, the emphasis for 2009-10 is on the environment.