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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Teaching English as a Second Language in Taiwan

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7-8pm ET
Join Grace Ni, a high school English teacher from Taiwan currently living in Boston, as she discusses teaching English in Taiwan and the Taiwanese educational system.

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Spring 2022 Virtual Seminar Ancient East Asia

Geography; Philosophies; History and Culture of China, Japan, and Korea; Early Contributions from the Ancients
January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 6:30-8:30 pm
Join one or both of our spring NCTA virtual seminars. These seminars are appropriate for those who have little or no experience with East Asia content, and have never taken an NCTA seminar before. First-time NCTA participants will be given preference. Veteran NCTA participants are also welcome to register. Participants will receive $75 in materials plus East Asia in the World and a one-year subscription to Education About Asia; $75 stipend upon satisfactory completion of seminar requirements. These seminars are open only to teachers in New England and New York. Questions? Contact Arlene Kowal.

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Spring 2022 Virtual Seminar Modern East Asia

Environment; Taiwan, Women's Roles in EA; Current Politics; Literature and Films
March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 6:30-8:30 pm

Join one or both of our spring NCTA virtual seminars. These seminars are appropriate for those who have little or no experience with East Asia content, and have never taken an NCTA seminar before. First-time NCTA participants will be given preference. Veteran NCTA participants are also welcome to register. Participants will receive $75 in materials plus East Asia in the World and a one-year subscription to Education About Asia; $75 stipend upon satisfactory completion of seminar requirements. These seminars are open only to teachers in New England and New York. Questions? Contact Arlene Kowal

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Archived Webinars

Choose from dozens of past CEAS webinars to view. 

 

CEAS Lending Library

Our lending library resource materials database is now available at https://fcceas.librarika.com/

Resource materials will be checked in and out via Librarika, and borrowers will receive borrowing status updates via e-mail. We continue to loan materials to people who can come to our office in Northampton to pick up and return items. We can also arrange for you to pick up and return items to the Five Colleges office in Amherst. Under some circumstances we may be able to mail items to borrowers. Please contact fcceas@fivecolleges for more information.

To create your account please follow these steps:

  • Register for a new account here at Sign Up.
  • Receive verification email and verify the email address.
  • Log into https://librarika.com/ using your new account.
  • Click on Request Member Access button at the My Libraries section.
  • Enter this full URL https://fcceas.librarika.com/ and submit the request. Please TYPE in the URL (not cut and paste).
  • If you need assistance creating a Librarika account, or would like us to create an account for you, please contact us at fcceas@fivecolleges.edu.

 

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    Receive the Weekly E-Bulletin

    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. 

    Contacts

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    Anne Prescott

    Director

    Rachel Wang

    Program Assistant