The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is committed to promoting East Asian Studies throughout the Five College consortium 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. The Center maintains a Resource Library, publishes a weekly e-bulletin, and conducts seminars, institutes, conferences, and workshops for college and pre-college educators.
The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is one of many programs administered by Five Colleges, Incorporated. The member institutions of the consortium are: Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. East Asian studies at the five institutions involve a wide range of departments and program structures: three nations—China, Japan, Korea; many disciplines—languages and other humanities and social sciences and geography; and professional schools. A complete listing of Five College faculty who specialize in East Asian Studies is available in our Faculty section.
The Center's programs are currently funded by grants from the Freeman Foundation.
The Center maintains a Resource Library of curricular materials on China, Japan and Korea. The curriculum units, videos, DVDs, recordings, slides, kits, posters, books, etc., can be borrowed by current teachers in the New England and upstate New York region, however, in most cases, materials must be picked up and shipped back at the borrower's expense.
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. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to receive the e-bulletin.
Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Institutes
The Center conducts institutes, seminars and workshops for teachers throughout New England and upstate New York. Audiences include elementary, middle and high school teachers, faculty of two-year colleges, museum educators, and media specialists. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on the Center's activities.
- National Consortium for Teaching about Asia seminars in the Northeast, coordinated by the Five College Center for East Asian Studies
- National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) national website
Banner images courtesy: Mark Patterson (Korea), Anne Prescott (China), Paul Swanson (Japan), and Lester Tomé (Korea)