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As a result of the snowstorm on Saturday, January 29, Five College Route 39 bus service between Hampshire College and the Route 9 malls is canceled for the day. For updates on all other bus service, visit pvta.com
January 28, 2022
3:31 pm

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

Painting of Chairman Mao at the entrance to the Forbidden City

Webinar: Mao and Music: Songs and Memories of the Cultural Revolution

February 10, 7-8pm ET
Presenter: Dr. Lei X. Ouyang, Swarthmore College

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Webinar: Contemporary Art and Ecology

February 15, 7-8pm ET
Presenters: Artist Zheng Bo and Smith College Museum of Art Asia Art Curator Yao Wu

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Virtual Kyoto Garden Tour

February 23, 7-8:30pm ET

March 14, 7-8:30pm ET

Join Andrew from An Design in Kyoto for an exclusive tour of one of Kyoto's exquisite gardens. The multimedia presentation will touch on history, religion, aesthetics and more. In order to allow ample time for discussion with  Andrew, this experience is limited to 10 participants.

FCCEAS will pay a fee for each participant in advance. Cancellations must be received at least one week prior to the event. 

Apply here for February 23.

Apply here for March 14.

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Virtual Sencha (green tea) Tasting

March 7, 7-8:30pm ET 

Join Daiki Tanaka, Founder and CEO of d:matcha in Kyoto for a small-group conversation about green tea cultivation, processing and appreciation. Under the guidance of Tanaka-san you will brew and sample 5 types of green tea shipped directly from d:matcha to your home. In order to allow ample time for discussion with Tanaka-san, this experience is limited to 8 participants.

FCCEAS will pay a fee for each participant in advance. Cancellations must be received at least 15 days prior to the tasting.

Apply here for March 7.

Byodoin Temple, Japan

Archived Webinars

Choose from dozens of past FCCEAS webinars to view. 


FCCEAS 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 e-mail fcceas@fivecolleges.edu 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 e-mail 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. 


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    Anne Prescott


    Rachel Wang

    Program Assistant