Past Program Resources

April 8, 2024

The Curious Relevance of Japan (NCTA in-person Summer Program)

May 3, 2023

East Asia Resource Center Programming

November 22, 2022

Mongolia Today: Modern Culture and Foreign Relations

Program Start Date: May 31 2022

Location: Online

Program date: Tuesday, May 31st Online program 4:30PM to 6:30PM (PDT)  Azjargal Amarsanaa presented an introduction to contemporary Mongolia, allowing for a timely discussion about the challenges and opportunities it faces in a shifting geopolitical landscape. Speaker  Azjargal was University of Washington’s 2021-22 Fulbright Mongolian Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA).  Originally from Murun in Northern

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows by Ai Weiwei (2021) Online Book Club

Program Start Date: Jun 28 2022

Location: Online

Tuesday, June 28th from 4:30PM to 6:30PM (PDT)   or Thursday, June 30th from 4:30PM to 6:30PM (PDT) Many know Ai Weiwei as China’s most controversial and perhaps most dangerous artist.   As we see from his documentaries or through his accessible installations that can be walked on, around or under, Ai Weiwei continues breaking boundaries to create thought

Catching Your Students with Pokemon: Japanese Popular Culture in the Classroom using NCTA Curriculum

Program Start Date: Nov 25 2019

Location: Missoula, MT

Comments from Participants “One of the strongest points of the program was how we were engaged with online resources, lesson plans, authentic images, great resources and how they connected us back to the classroom.” — anonymous participant “It was nice to learn a little bit about Japan along the way! I really appreciate the context

North Korea: Past and Present

Program Start Date: Feb 8 2018

Location: Seattle, WA

Teachers gained a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Speakers delved into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and the development of critical issues on the Korean peninsula.

China: From 1956 to 1976

Program Start Date: Jan 22 2018

Location: Boise, ID

The two decades from 1956 to 1976 included unprecedented joys and sorrows for China; many of these experiences were rooted in the policies and personality of one man, Mao Zedong. This seminar carefully examined the primary and secondary sources related to China from the later half of the 1950’s until Mao’s death in 1976. It included the Cultural Revolution, President Nixon’s visit to China and many other fascinating topics. All of these stories were part of an epic narrative that unfolded in these seminar lectures.