The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is committed to promoting East Asian Studies at the Five Colleges and supports, encourages, and improves the teaching of East Asian cultures in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and two- and four-year colleges in the Northeast. 


We are pleased to announce that East Asia in the World: An Introduction, published by Routledge in 2015, has been awarded the Association for Asian Studies Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Asia Curriculm Materials. The volume was edited by FCCEAS Director Anne Prescott, with contributions from Jerry Dennerline and Vanessa Fong, Amherst College; Junko Oba, Hampshire College; Joshua Roth, Mount Holyoke College; and Bruce Baird, UMass Amherst. Other contributors are Jina Kim, Maris Gilette, Tom Gottschang, Beth Notar, Jeffrey Richey, Jacques Fuqua, and Mariko Sikama. 

2017 Study Tour Classroom Implementation Plans

Peace Education-Voices from Japan on War and Peace now available for download.

2016 Study Tour Classroom Implementation Plans

Voices of Peace and Reconciliation: Messages from Japan to the United States available for download.

Boone-Curriculum Unit Implementation.pdf

2015 Study Tour Classroom Implementation Plans

Extending the Message of Peace Education from Japan to the United States, created by the 2015 Japan study tour participants.


Enjoy these iBooks, digital lessons by FCCEAS Japan Study Tour participants.

2013 Study Tour Classroom Implementation Plans

Peace Education in Japan and the U.S.: Curricula for U.S. Classrooms, created by the 2013 Japan study tour participants.