Five College Consortium

Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS)

Archived Webinars

Japan 1945: A U.S. Marine's Photographs from Ground Zero (9/20/18)
Presenters: Ron Eisenman and John Frank

Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong's Work for Sustainable Farming (5/2/18)
Presenter: Sigrid Schmalzer

Shaping the Future Emperor through English Language Lessons: Elizabeth Vining and Crown Prince Akihito (4/25/18)
Presenter: Cynthia Daugherty

The Story of Nagasaki Hibakusha (A-Bomb Survivor) Mr. Katsura Shigeyuki (3/14/18)
Presenter: Yoko Fujimoto

What Do They Teach? Textbooks in the U.S. and Asia (3/7/18)
Presenter: Nayun Eom

Jingdezhen Ceramics: Past, Present and Future of the Art, Technology and Commerce (2/27/18)
Presenter: Stephen Powers

Mapping our Connections: Ties That Bind the US and Asia (1/30/18)
Presenters: Anne Prescott and Karl Neumann

Monstrous Archipelago: An Introduction to Japanese Yokai (1/18/18)
resenter: Dr. Mindy Landeck, Austin College

Games of Strategy: Modeling Conflict and Cooperation in Korea (12/12/2017)
Presenter: Dr. Lauren McKee, Berea College

Falling Into the Dragon’s Mouth (12/05/2017)
2016 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention
Presenter: Holly Thompson, author

Forbidden Temptation of Baseball (9/27/2017)
Presenter: Dori Jones Yang, author

North Korea: A Predictable Unpredictability (9/19/2017)
Presenter: Jacques Fuqua, author

Peace Education Through Sadako's Cranes (5/18/2017)
Presenter: David Janes, US-Japan Foundation

Midnight in Broad Daylight (5/10/2017)
Presenter: Pamela Rotner Sakamoto, author

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story (5/3/2017)
2016 Freeman Book Award Honorable Mention
Presenter: Caren Stelson, author

Somewhere Among (04/11/2017)
2016 Freeman Book Award Winner
Presenter: Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu, author

The Nuclear Family (03/21/2017)
resenter: Ari Beser, author

Sake, Sushi and Soft Power (02/28/2017)
Pesenter: Dr. Lauren McKee, Berea College

Link to Dr. McKee's course syllabus: Japanese Food Politics.pdf

The Last Cherry Blossom (01/18/2017)
Presenter: Kathleen Burkinshaw, author

Disputed Names and Disputed Places in East Asia (12/13/2016)
Presenter: Dr. Lauren McKee, Berea College

Connecting to the Sacred Realm through Divine Communication (12/08/2016)
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

Link: Sacred Realm Lesson Plans, Khamsa, Ema

Hope & Community: Coming Together in Times of Disaster (12/07/2016)
Presenter: Leza Lowitz, author. Co-sponsored by the Program for Teaching East Asia, University of Colorado Boulder

Link: Resources for Leza Lowitz webinar

Touching Home in China (11/10/2016)
Presenters: Melissa Ludtke, Producer and Writer; and Fran Sterling, Curriculum Writer

Connecting to the Sacred Realm through Amulets  (11/03/2016)
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe

A Time Capsule of Ancient China: Lady Dai and the Tombs of Mawangdui (3/2/2016)
Presenter: Christine Liu-Perkins, author

China at the Movies: Chinese History and Culture in its Films (3/9/2016)
Presenter: Dr. Sue Tuohy, Indiana University
If you would like the supplementary materials which accompany this webinar, please contact (Not yet available; no estimated availability date at this time).

The Cost of Peace: Okinawa's Post-WWII History (3/21/2016)
Presenter: Jacques Fuqua, Texas A&M University-Commerce

The Life and Times of General Douglas MacArthur (2/23/2016)
Presenter: Amanda Williams, MacArthur Memorial

General Douglas MacArthur: WWII in the Pacific (4/19/2016) 
Presenter: James Zobel, MacArthur Memorial

Okinawa Before the Dawn: The Island's History Before 1945 (2/8/2016)
Presenter: Jacques Fuqua, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Hiroshima Hibakusha: Sufferings of Survivors, Actions for Peace (2/17/2016)
Presenter: Masaya Nemoto, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo

High Chest of Drawers, about 1730-40. Japanned butternut, maple, white pine. Bequest of Charles Hithcock Tyler. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Stories of Global Trade: Asia and the Americas (10/21/2015)
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

List of Resources available on our Classroom Resources for Download page.
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Image caption: High Chest of Drawers, about 1730-40. Japanned butternut, maple, white pine. Bequest of Charles Hithcock Tyler. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.



  • All About Korea
  • The Art of Taiwanese Puppet Theater
  • Background for the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Chronology
  • Buddhism Along the Silk Road
  • Chinese Characters and the Stories They Tell 
  • Cultural Encounters: Teaching Japan in World History
  • Culture Day in Japan: Living National Treasures & Tangible Cultural Properties
  • The Culture of Genji 
  • DISTANT VOICES: 19th Century American Diplomats, Missionaries, and Adventurers in East Asia 
  • Education in South Korea
  • Elementary School Life in Japan
  • Footbinding in China
  • Getting a Hold on Contemporary Chinese Cities
  • The Great Wave of Hokusai and the Great Wave of 3-11: Japanese Artists’ Responses to Nature
  • The Impact of the 3/11 Triple Disaster on Folk Arts in Iwate Prefecture, Japan 
  • Introduction to the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
  • Japanese Aesthetics: from Ma to Kata
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony
  • Japan's Textbook Controversy
  • Korean Reunification: Party of Six? Your Table is Ready.
  • Korean Reunification: A Bitter Taste of Paradise 
  • Korean Samulnori
  • Life in Shikoku: Noodles, Pilgrimage, and More
  • Musical Geography of Japan
  • October 10 in Taiwan and Japan
  • Okinawa
  • O-Shogatsu: Japanese New Year's Traditions Explained  
  • Other Voices in Japan: South Asia
  • Out of the Shadows: The Ainu of Japan
  • Pacifism in Japan: Kagawa Toyohiko
  • Rikuzentakata Two Years Later: An Update from the Field after the 3/11 Disaster
  • Sakura in Japanese Culture
  • Samurai Monogatari: An Illustrated Tale of the Samurai
  • A Summary of Mongolian History and Culture 
  • Teaching about March 11 and Japan’s Recovery 
  • Through Children's Eyes: Hiroshima
  • Yokohama Yankee: A Conversation with author Leslie Helm


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