Past programs

Write About Asia: 2020 Freeman Award Winners

Program Start Date: Aug 24 2021

Location: Online program

This workshop was sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and was facilitated by Mary Roberts. During this online workshop, teachers studied

Artistic Expressions of East Asia: Histories and Legacies

Program Start Date: Aug 12 2021

Location: Online program

  Educators joined us for this series of standalone two-hour workshops focusing on artistic expressions of East Asia. The first session, East Asian Art History: Form, Content, and Connections on Monday, August 9, was an introductory overview of art historical concepts and forms for people who were new to East Asian art and art history

Asian American Activism: Voices, Representation, and Resistance

Program Start Date: Aug 4 2021

Location: Online program

This series of standalone workshops explored examples of Asian American activism – past and present through the themes of identity, immigration, exclusion, protest, resilience, and expression. In looking to the past, we worked to better understand what it means to be Asian American within a contemporary context. Beginning on July 28, 2021, with the first

The Chinese Communist Party – 100th Anniversary (NCTA online program)

Program Start Date: Jul 1 2021

Location: Online program

Participants joined us as Professor David Bachman examined the last 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and looked ahead to what we might expect for the future of the CCP and China as a whole. The first hour of this online program consisted of a presentation by Professor Bachman, and the second hour was

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