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

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Exploring the Two Koreas

Summer Professional Development. Online. July 18-22, 2022, 10:00am-12:00pm.
Facilitator: Lori Snyder

Teachers and students alike recognize the growing influence of Korean Pop Culture on American society. Why not use this as an opportunity to learn more about the Korean peninsula? This short 10-hour seminar will examine topics such as Korea's geography and pre-modern history, modern history and economics, the global phenomenon of Korean pop culture, and North-South and international relations.

Limited to 20 K-12 in-service educators. Preference given to teachers in New England and New York. Participants will receive seminar materials, a $75 completion stipend, and a certificate of completion for 10 contact hours.


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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, email at the contact information below. 


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    Program Assistant