University of Washington

Welcome to the East Asia Resource Center

The East Asia Resource Center invites K-12 educators to explore the wealth of opportunities available to them to deepen their knowledge of East Asia. 

K-12 teachers in all stages of their careers will find that the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) is a great place to learn more about China, Japan, and Korea. Year-round programming includes: the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) seminars; intensive summer institutes in Seattle; and other events such as one-day workshops on East Asian art, culture, and history.

The EARC also cosponsors events with other outreach centers at the Jackson School of International Studies, while the UW East Asia Center (EAC) provides a wide array of lectures for the general public on China, Japan, and Korea.

Please use the links to the left to learn more about our programs.

Upcoming Events

Music of the Japanese Koto
A workshop for K-14 teachers and musicians in Shoreline, WA
Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - more info

Global Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
An NIE teacher workshop in Seattle, WA with Tese Neighbor and Anand Yang
Wednesday, April 29 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm - more info

Ongoing Seminars

All of our Winter-Spring seminars have started. Sign up for email updates to be the first to know about our summer opportunities.

Memory and Art: Books by Allen Say and Ed Young Look Back at Childhoods in Asia
A J-OPP book group online with Mary Bernson
Starts Monday, January 26th and ends Sunday, March 15th - more info

Reading Spaces and Places: Exploring East Asian Cities through the Visual and Literary Arts
An NCTA Seminar in Seattle, WA with Melanie King
Meets Saturdays January 10, 24, 31, & February 21 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and the evening of February 5 - more info

East Asian Author Study Workshop: Children's Literature and Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction
An NCTA workshop in Seattle, WA with Mary Roberts
Meets Saturday, January 10 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - more info

China Matters: Understanding China in the 21st Century
An NCTA Seminar in Bellingham, WA with Tese Neighbor
Meets Wednesdays, January 21, February 18, March 18, and April 22 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m - more info

China Matters: Understanding China in the 21st Century
An NCTA Seminar in Tacoma, WA with Tese Neighbor
Meets Thursdays, January 29, February 19, March 19, and April 23 from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m - more info

East Asia and World War II
An NCTA Seminar in Boise, ID with Professor Shelton Woods
Meets Monday, January 26 and Monday, February 23 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - more info





East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson

Yurika Kurakata
Assistant Director