Five College Consortium

Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS)

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. 

Autumn Highlights

2016 is the Center's 40th Anniversary, and we are planning a number of special events to celebrate. This fall, UMass alumna Susan Fernsebner will give a lecture at her alma mater and will present at a K-12 educator workshop. As a bonus, she will be giving a more general talk for UMass Homecoming while she's here.

Download event poster here

Please mark your calendars and join us! 

State of Play: Rhetorics of Childhood and Nation in Early Twentieth Century China
Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00 pm Herter 601

An Insider's Look at Today's China
Friday, Sept. 30, 2:30 pm Herter 601

Dr. Fernsebner is an associate professor of history at the University of Mary
Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She specializes in modern Chinese
history, with a focus on the history of childhood and play. She received her
Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of California at San Diego,
her M.A. from Stanford University and B.A. from the UMass Amherst.


2015 Study Tour Classroom Implementation Plans 
The 2015 Japan Study Tour Reports Extending the Message of Peace Education from Japan to the United States is available for download. 

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.