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 

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

Registration link.




Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence 

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10am-1pm, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Join us for a morning at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston to view the exhibit Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence. FCCEAS will cover admission to the MFA and the Hokusai timed ticket along with up to $75 in parking and transportation costs. This experience is being planned and facilitated by Maine art educator Lynda McCann-Olson. Register here. 




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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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