Past programs

Identity After Upheaval: Connecting Asian Artists and Student Voices

Program Start Date: May 27 2021

Location: Online program

In partnership with the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), this workshop focused on Asian artists who explore how identities change following significant life events, such as war, migration, graduating school, or having a dream come true. Considering how COVID-19 has shifted our everyday lives, educators can encourage students to use art, writing, and self-expression in

Creating Accordion Books in East Asian History and Now

Program Start Date: May 19 2021

Location: Online program

In this workshop we looked at examples of accordion books—which are made by folding long sheets of with a cover attached — in a quick tour of their uses in East Asian history. Known as orihon in Japan, accordion books became a popular form for paintings and woodblock prints, for combining text with images, and

Ancient Chinese History and Thought (NCTA Online Seminar)

Program Start Date: May 17 2021

How were early Chinese dynasties established? How was Chinese writing invented?  What did early Chinese philosophers write and teach? Participants joined Dr. Shelton Woods from Boise State University for an online seminar on Ancient China.  Participants attended 15 online lectures, each 30 minutes long, which examined the connection of  modern-day China to its rich history of philosophy, calligraphy, early religions

East Asia Beyond the Headlines: Contemporary Issues in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea

Program Start Date: Apr 30 2021

Location: Online program

This 20-hour NCTA online seminar was geared for secondary current world affairs, geography, history, and social studies teachers and curriculum specialists to help educators expand and update their own knowledge of current issues in East Asia or incorporate content on East Asia into their curriculum for the first time. School librarians and administrators were also

“The Shanghai Free Taxi” Online NCTA Book Club

Program Start Date: Apr 21 2021

Location: Online program

Participants joined Tese Wintz Neighbor on an engaging and touching literary ride through the streets of Shanghai and beyond. The Shanghai Free Taxi: Journeys with the Hustlers and Rebels of the New China is “a master class on how to chronicle a changing country through the personal narratives of its citizens.” The author is NPR correspondent Frank

Write About Asia, Spring 2021 – Sites of Memory in Asia: Remembrance and Redemption

Program Start Date: Apr 3 2021

Write about Asia was offered by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s (SAAM) Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas and its seasonal Saturday University Lecture Series. This series was titled Sites of Memory in Asia: Remembrance and Redemption and looked at how monumental structures encapsulate poignant events

Through a Lens: Exploring Contemporary China Through Film, Documentary and Social Media

Program Start Date: Mar 17 2021

Location: Online program

This was an online program open to current, in-service K-12 teachers of all subjects. For most Americans the geography, culture, economics, politics, religions and philosophies of China seem more than an ocean away. Chinese documentaries, films, and social media can make this complex country—with its long history and mind-boggling present—more accessible to you and your

Write About Asia Winter 2021 – Art and Renewal in Times of Crisis in Asia

Program Start Date: Mar 6 2021

  Write about Asia was offered by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s (SAAM) Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas and its seasonal Saturday University Lecture Series. This series is titled Art and Renewal in Times of Crisis in Asia and looked at how has art and

Teaching Empathy and Understanding: Asian Pacific Islander American Communities, Our Celebrations, and Our Stories

Program Start Date: Feb 3 2021

Location: Online program

Program Description A grandmother teaches her grandchild how to create rice cakes filled with sweetened red beans, a young girl and her cousins watching YouTube videos together as they gather with their family for their yearly New Year’s feast, a mochi-making tradition is shared on Instagram to online followers–these time-honored rituals of celebrating the New

“Girls on the Line” NCTA Book Club

Program Start Date: Jan 28 2021

Location: Online program

Attendees joined the EARC to explore relevant, complex issues that affect China today, such as repercussions of the One-Child Policy and its resulting gender imbalance, human trafficking within China, urban-rural migration, factory workers and their rights, and much more. A honorable mention in the Freeman Book Awards, Girls on the Line provides a compelling, dual narrative from the perspective of two young girls.