Past programs

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.

Write About Asia Fall 2020 – Color in Asian Art: Materials and Meaning

Program Start Date: Nov 21 2020

Location: Online

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, titled Color in Asian Art: Materials and Meaning, looked at color in Asian artworks and investigated pigment histories, materials,

Hong Kong: Where We Are At (NCTA Online Program)

Program Start Date: Nov 17 2020

Location: Online Program

About the “Where We Are At” Series What is the latest on Hong Kong? Why do we care if Kim Jong-Un made an appearance? Did I hear that the prime minister of Japan resigned? Is Wuhan really over the pandemic? With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on

“Has China Won?” Online NCTA Book Club

Program Start Date: Nov 12 2020

Location: Online

  Many in the U.S. see China as a rival that threatens its global primacy. Teachers joined Tese Wintz Neighbor in reading Kishore Mahbubani’s latest book entitled Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy.  As 2001 Nobel laureate Michael Spence writes: “His assessment of the biases and mistakes on both sides is both brutal

Japan: Where We Are At (NCTA Online Program)

Program Start Date: Nov 10 2020

Location: Online Program

About the “Where We Are At” Series What is the latest on Hong Kong? Why do we care if Kim Jong-Un made an appearance? Did I hear that the prime minister of Japan resigned? Is Wuhan really over the pandemic? With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on

Taiwan: Where We Are At (NCTA Online Program)

Program Start Date: Nov 4 2020

Location: Online Program

About the “Where We Are At” Series What is the latest on Hong Kong? Why do we care if Kim Jong-Un made an appearance? Did I hear that the prime minister of Japan resigned? Is Wuhan really over the pandemic? With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on

South and North Korea: Where We Are At (NCTA Online Program)

Program Start Date: Oct 28 2020

Location: Online Program

About the “Where We Are At” Series What is the latest on Hong Kong? Why do we care if Kim Jong-Un made an appearance? Did I hear that the prime minister of Japan resigned? Is Wuhan really over the pandemic? With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on

China: Where We’re At (NCTA Online Program)

Program Start Date: Oct 20 2020

Location: Online Program

About the “Where We Are At” Series What is the latest on Hong Kong? Why do we care if Kim Jong-Un made an appearance? Did I hear that the prime minister of Japan resigned? Is Wuhan really over the pandemic? With a 24-hour uninterrupted, busy news cycle, it can be difficult to stay updated on

Write About Asia: 2019 Freeman Award Winners

Program Start Date: Aug 25 2020

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. The online workshop allowed teachers