University of Washington

Recent events

Global Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: UW Tacoma Campus

The Asia Centers and the Center for Global Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are proud to present the Global Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, our 2015 Newspapers In Education Series Workshop. The workshop utilizes our four-part Newspapers in Education series, produced in conjunction with The Seattle Time. The series includes articles on the vast empires that ruled Asia, the growing economies of the region and insights into what the future holds for this area of the world. The workshop will include presentations by series author Dr. Anand Yang as well as an introduction to the curriculum guide which pairs with the articles by guide author Tese Wintz Neighbor. This workshop is intended for educators of grades 8 and higher.

Designed with high school readers in mind, each article in the online newspaper series entitled Global Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, focuses on the history and rise and fall of the empires of Asia. The series touches on East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia as well as the interactions between the various parts of Asia. The curriculum guide provides a lesson plan for each article that includes activities to do with students before, during and after reading the featured article. Together, the articles and accompanying lessons take students on an exploration of historical and contemporary issues in several Asian countries and regions and asks students to look at the issues from multiple perspectives and investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia's rapidly growing societies and economies.

Registration closed on November 12

Aki Matsuri Teacher Workshop

Creative ideas for teaching Japanese culture

Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Bellevue College

K-12 teachers are invited to participate in a half-day workshop on Saturday, September 12 at the 2015 Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival) on the Bellevue College campus. The workshop draws on festival themes and current issues and is designed to share creative ideas for teaching about Japanese culture, past and present.

Registration fee: $25

Participants will receive:

  • classroom materials
  • 3 free clock hours
  • a Japanese box lunch

Previous participants are invited to return, as the topic changes every year!

The festival itself is hosted by the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association on September 12 and 13. After the workshop, participants will be encouraged to explore all the festival has to offer, including demonstrations, speakers, and numerous traditional and contemporary exhibits. General festival information can be found at

Registration closed on September 7



There are no other upcoming events. Please refer to the NCTA seminars page for upcoming seminars. 



East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson

Yurika Kurakata
Assistant Director