Upcoming programs

East Asian Visual Culture – NCTA Online Workshop Series

Program Start Date: Apr 23 2024

Location: Online program

  Join art historian Melanie King for a continuation of the introductory to East Asian visual culture workshops. These 90-minute, stand-alone sessions will each have a unique focus and are intended for people new to East Asian art history or people looking for a refresher course. During each session we will spend time exploring artistic,

Outer Space Policy in US-China Relations – NCTA Online Program

Program Start Date: Apr 25 2024

Location: Online Program

  Are you intrigued by the evolving public and private dimensions of outer space policy? Did you follow the Odysseus Moon lander, the first privately build spacecraft and first U.S. one to land on the moon in 50 years? Do you think about the potential for both cooperation and conflict among nations in outer space,

Global Asia Book Group – NCTA Online Program (PROGRAM FULL)

Program Start Date: May 8 2024

Location: Online Program

This program is now full and registration has closed.   Explore “Asia” in its many manifestations through the lens of Global Asias (the notion of studying Asia transnationally and transculturally through the movement of people, ideas, and culture across place and time). Through a curated series of online book groups designed for high school teachers, this

Double Desire: Navigating Post-3/11 Relationships in Hamaguchi Ryūsuke’s “Asako I & II” (2018) – NCTA Online Film Club

Program Start Date: May 15 2024

Location: Online program

Director Hamaguchi Ryūsuke burst into the cinematic mainstream with his Best International Feature Film Oscar win for Drive My Car in 2022, but few are aware of his already prodigious filmography. Coming from a theatrical background and with a penchant for working with amateur actors, many of Hamaguchi’s films focus on the impact of the 3/11 Triple

Father Knows Best: Sex, Love, and Kinship in Ang Lee’s “Eat Drink Man Woman” – NCTA Film Club

Program Start Date: May 23 2024

Location: Online program

What does it mean to be a family—or for that matter, a man or woman—in a rapidly changing society where traditional structures of meaning find themselves under siege? As the final installment of Ang Lee’s (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Brokeback Mountain; Hulk) “Father Knows Best” trilogy and his only film shot entirely in Taiwan, Eat

Post-postwar Japan: Its Fall and Rise (NCTA in-person Summer Program)

Program Start Date: Jun 13 2024

Location: Anchorage, AK

  This is an in-person program taking place at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Course Description Remember when Japan was poised to rule the world at the end of the 1980s (probably not)? Since 1989 the dominant narrative of Japan has been one of decline and increasing irrelevance. There are elements of truth in this

Exploring the Material Culture of Edo Japan – NCTA in-person Summer Program

Program Start Date: Jun 26 2024

Location: Seattle, WA

This is an in-person program taking place at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Course Description When Edo (present day Tokyo) became the military capital of Japan in 1604, it was a minor and remote fishing village. Yet by the mid-1700s the city had become the largest city in Japan and rivaled the older

Exploring Asian Art: Form, Function, and Interpretation – NCTA in-person Summer Program

Program Start Date: Aug 1 2024

Location: Seattle, WA

Spend three days exploring works of Asian art on display at the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum. Utilizing the collection of the Seattle Art Museum, we will consider the original context within which objects were created and follow them along their paths of trade, transformation, and influence. This study will include close