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April 2014


Workshop for Educators: Exploring Asia: Asian Cities – Growth and Change

Tuesday April 29, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm
The Vancouver Room, Seattle Times Building, 1000 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and Newspapers In Education

snodgras@uw.edu

The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are proud to present Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, its 2014 Newspapers In Education Series and Workshop. The five-part series, in conjunction with The Seattle Times, includes articles on Vietnam, China, India, and Central Asia, in addition to an overview article. The workshop will include presentations by series authors as well as an introduction to the curriculum guide that pairs with the articles.

This workshop is one aspect of a collaborative project between the Newspapers In Education program of The Seattle Times and the University of Washington Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Asia and Global Studies outreach centers as well as the East Asia Resource Center. The project consists of a five-article series, a teaching guide, and this workshop for K-12 educators.

Designed with high school readers in mind, each article in the online newspaper series entitled Exploring Asia: Asian Cities - Growth and Change, focuses on cities of Asia. The teaching guide provides a lesson plan for each article that includes activities to do with students before, during, and after reading the featured article. Together, the articles and accompanying lessons take students on an exploration of contemporary urban issues in several Asian countries, asking students to look at the issues from multiple perspectives and investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia's rapidly growing cities.

The cost of registration for the workshop is $30.00, which includes three Washington State clock hours, dinner, and curriculum guide. To register for the workshop, please complete the online registration form at 
https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/snodgras/224702

To view curriculum and video from last year's workshop, go to http://depts.washington.edu/nie/curriculum.htm

For more information, please email the South Asia Center at snodgras@uw.edu.


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May 2014


The Korean Family in Colonial Space: Caught between Modernity and Assimilation

Thursday May 1, 2014
3:45PM
William H. Gates Hall, Room 447

Clark Sorensen

Asian Law Center (asianlaw@uw.edu)

 

Asian Law Lecture Series

Clark Sorensen
The Korean Family in Colonial Space: Caught between Modernity and Assimilation

 

William H. Gates Hall, Room 447
Thursday, May 1 @ 3:45PM

 


 

 


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Sing Modern Choson: "Jazz Songs" in the 1930s

Tuesday May 6, 2014
3:30-5:00PM
Allen Auditorium, Allen Library

Eujeong Zhang

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)

 


Eujeong Zhang
Sing Modern Chosǒn: "Jazz Songs" in the 1930s

 

Allen Auditorium, Allen Library
Tuesday, May 6 @ 3:30PM

 


 

 


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After Assimilating Seoul: Ch’anggyong Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul’s Public Spaces

Friday May 16, 2014
3:30-5:00PM
Thomson Hall 317

Todd Henry, UC San Diego

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)

 


Todd A. Henry
After Assimilating Seoul: Ch’anggyŏng Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul's Public Spaces

 

Thomson Hall 317
Friday, May 16 @ 3:30PM

 


 

 

 


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Visualizing and Invisibilizing the Subempire: Labor, Humanitarianism and Popular Culture Across South Korea, Southeast and South Asia

Monday May 19, 2014
3:30-5:00PM
Thomson Hall 317

Jin-kyung Lee

Center for Korea Studies (uwcks@uw.edu)

 


Jin-kyung Lee
Visualizing and Invisibilizing the Subempire: Labor, Humanitarianism and Popular Culture Across South Korea, Southeast and South Asia
 

Thomson Hall 317
Monday, May 19 @ 3:30PM

 


 

 

 

 


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Who liberated whom? : Remembering the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia

Thursday May 22, 2014
4:30 pm
Thomson 101

Satoshi Nakano, Professor of History, Hitotsubashi University

History Department, Southeast Asia Center, East Asia Center

vrafael@uw.edu

 Among the Japanese today, the place of Southeast Asia in the History of World War II is conspicuous for its absence. Instead, there continues to be the myth that the war in Southeast Asia could be and should be remembered as the war of Asia’s liberation from the West. In this talk, I examine the wartime and postwar narratives written and told by Japanese civilians and military officials sent to Southeast Asia during the war. They speak about the occupiers’ intentions and motivations in their military adventures; what reactions they expected to find from the occupied; and what finally they learned from the whole experiences in Southeast Asia. What emerges in these narratives is a broad sense of the limits of Japanese cultural and material resources in negotiating with the Asian “others.” I also point out that Japanese wartime and postwar narratives suggest not so much the Japanese liberation of Asia from the West as the Japanese being liberated by Asian nationalism and Western modernity from the already failing and dying Japanese Empire.


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

Mary Bernson
Director