Past programs

North Korea: Past and Present

Program Start Date: Feb 8 2018

Teachers explored current Korea issues and their background at an evening workshop with Clint Work and Chelsea Toczauer. Description Teachers gained a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Clint Work delved into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and

Chinese Boys in America Book Discussion

Program Start Date: Feb 5 2018

Location: Thomson Hall, University of Washington in Seattle

Update: 2018 Freeman Book Award Winner! The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball was awarded the 2018 Freeman Book Award. This annual award, sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), the Committee on Teaching about Asia (CTA) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and Asia for Educators (AFE) at Columbia University, recognizes quality books for children

Japan Beyond the Samurai: History and Culture for the Classroom

Program Start Date: Jan 9 2018

Location: 103A Eck Hall, Liberal Arts Building, University of Montana

Description This free evening workshop held on January 9, 2018 focused on modern Japanese history and culture for current and pre-service middle and high school teachers and librarians, and was offered at the University of Montana, Missoula. During this workshop, teachers discussed how to connect students’ interest and knowledge of Japanese popular culture (anime and

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference 2017

Program Start Date: Nov 19 2017

East Asia Resource Center seminar leaders Mary Roberts, Tese Wintz Neighbor and EARC Director Mary Bernson presented at the annual NCSS conference in San Francisco from November 17-19, 2017. The conference was well attended, allowing educators the opportunity to exchange knowledge, resources and best practices with one another. Sessions by the East Asia Resource Center:

Washoku: Japanese cuisine, identity and heritage

Program Start Date: Oct 7 2017

Description K-12 teachers participated in a half-day workshop on Saturday, October 7th at the 2017 Japan Festival. Presented by the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center, the workshop drew on cultural themes and current issues and was designed to share creative ideas for teaching about Japanese culture, past and present.  Teachers enjoyed their Japanese box lunches in

East Asian Philosophies and Religions: A Visual and Literary Introduction

Program Start Date: Jul 24 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

This summer institute will explore the key philosophical and religious traditions that underlie East Asian belief systems, historically as well as in the present. Our course of study will focus on the emergence of Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto within their original contexts, but will also consider how these traditions evolved as they moved across space and time.

China Matters: From Mao to Now

Program Start Date: Jun 1 2017

Location: Anchorage, AK

With China’s rapid economic development since Mao’s death in 1976, China has become an increasingly complex and dynamic society. How can we integrate China into our teaching and situate China in a global context? This course explored political, economic, social, and cultural themes in China’s recent past and present (1949-today) with an emphasis on pedagogical approaches for the classroom.

East Asian Literature in Your Classroom: Graphic Novels and Cultural Authenticity

Program Start Date: Apr 29 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

This one-day workshop gave teachers the opportunity to think deeply about “picture telling” in the art forms of the picture book, manga/graphic literature, and anime. Mary Roberts demonstrated ways to evaluate materials for accurate content and cultural authenticity. Then, participants had a chance to practice these skills and discuss the implications of “picture telling” with other teachers.

U.S.-China Relations through the Scope of History

Program Start Date: Apr 26 2017

Location: Seattle, WA

Participants explored the one-of-a-kind Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit and then joined EARC and the World Affairs Council Global Classroom for a conversation with John Pomfret, former Washington post bureau chief in Beijing, and the author of “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom.”