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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

War and Peace: Voices from Japan, online Sept. 25-Dec. 4, 2023

This program is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail fcceas@fivecolleges.edu.

In this 10-week online course, we will consider the experiences of the people of Okinawa, Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, both in war time 1945 and in post-1945 peace time. What can we learn from the experiences of these people? How have their experiences informed discussions in Japan about war and peace? How can we incorporate the voices from Japan in our classrooms? The objective of this course is not to debate who was/is “right” or “wrong,” but to carefully consider the experiences and voices of the people in Japan who were impacted by the events to be discussed.

Limited to 20 in-service K-12 educators in the US. Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to receive the completion stipend.  Registration and more information.

Questions? aprescott@fivecolleges.edu


Three Frontiers of China: An Introduction to Tibet, Xinjiang, and Mongolia

This program is now full. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please e-mail fcceas@fivecolleges.edu.

October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 6:30-8:30 ET. Jonathan Lipman, instructor; facilitated by Lynn Parisi. Limited to 20 in-service teachers; priority to teachers in New England.

"Frontiers" have held a critical geopolitical and cultural place in Chinese history, as in American history, and figure significantly in contemporary China's domestic policies, world view, and global relations. This four-part webinar/discussion course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to images and realities of three traditional "frontier" regions--Xinjiang, Tibet, and Mongolia, considering histories, cultures, national government policies and current tensions and issues.

Required and suggested readings as well as a required discussion forum for each topic; required books and other materials will be provided.

Participants who complete the course receive a $50 stipend and certificate of completion for 16 contact hours. Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents to receive the stipend. Registration and more information.




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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: fcceas@fivecolleges.edu 


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