Center for East Asian Studies

Promoting East Asian Studies throughout the Northeast by supporting the teaching of East Asian cultures in K-12 schools and higher education.

Working with educators in elementary, middle, and high schools, and in colleges and universities, the Five College Center for East Asian Studies provides tools supporting the teaching of and learning about East Asian cultures. The Center draws on the resources of the Five College member campuses to conduct seminars, institutes, conferences, and workshops.

Upcoming Programs

2023 Webinars 

Teaching Taiwan, Dr. James Lin

Tuesday, March 28, 7-8pm ET

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Chinese Acrobatics and Chinese Theater, Dr. Priscilla Tse

Tuesday, April 4, 7-8pm ET  

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The Red Palace, with author June Hur

Wednesday, April 12, 7-8pm ET

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Strike the Zither, with author Joan He

Tuesday, May 2, 7-8pm ET

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Visit China, Japan, Korea through art at the Johnson Art Museum

Ithaca, NY, March 25, 2023, 10am-1:30 pm, lunch included

Join us as we engage in creative teaching strategies and explore interdisciplinary curriculum connections focused on the Johnson Museum of  Art’s Asian collections and exhibitions. This workshop is designed for educators who want to participate in a guided tour of the museum's Asian collections and resources and engage in teaching strategies designed to expose their students to new perspectives and increase their students’ critical and creative thinking skills. For in-service K-12 educators. For additional information and to register, contact Wendy Wright.


Virtual Sencha (Green Tea) Tastings

All of our spring 2023 Virtual Sencha Tastings are now full. Thanks for your interest in this program.



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    The Center publishes a weekly e-bulletin during the academic year. Each issue provides information about East Asia–related events, study and travel opportunities for teachers and their students, and educational resources. If you wish to receive the e-bulletin, please email: 


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