Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS)

Archived Webinars

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The Art of Taiwanese Puppet Theater (2/5/2015)
Presenter: Dr. Robin Erik Ruizendaal, Director of Lin Liu-Hsin Puppet Theatre Museum in Taipei, and Managing and Artistic Director of Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company


Background for the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Chronology (5/13/2105)
Presenter: John Frank, Center Grove High School, IN, in conjunction with our 2015 NCTA Peace Study Tour to Japan 


Buddhism Along the Silk Road (10/21/14)
Presenter: Richard Taupier, Assoc. Director, Research Development, UMass Amherst

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Cultural Encounters: Teaching Japan in World History (1/15/2015)
Presenter: Catherine Mein, Ballard High School, and Catherine Ishida, Program for Teaching East Asia

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Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Awards (1/14/2015)
David Janes of the United States-Japan Foundation

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The Great Wave of Hokusai and the Great Wave of 3-11: Japanese Artists’ Responses to Nature (4/15/2015)
Presenter: Willamarie Moore, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Introduction to the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (12/3/2014)
Presenter: Anne Prescott, Five College Center for East Asian Studies



  • All About Korea
  • Chinese Characters and the Stories They Tell 
  • 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 Impact of the 3/11 Triple Disaster on Folk Arts in Iwate Prefecture, Japan 
  • 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
  • "Playing" in Japan: An Introduction to Japanese Theater 
  • 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 
  • There's a Shrine in My Temple!: Combinatism in Japanese Religion
  • Through Children's Eyes: Hiroshima
  • Yokohama Yankee: A Conversation with author Leslie Helm