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.