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Real and Imaged Rivers of Japan and China – Online NCTA Seminar

Panoramic view of iconic Guilin hills. Photo by William Zhang on Unsplash.

This interdisciplinary seminar for K-12 teachers explored how rivers have shaped, and in turn were shaped by human society and the environment in China and Japan. Combining geographic background with artistic representations, and environmental/political perspectives, this workshop helped teachers gain a comparative perspective on Asia’s landscape and culture. Geared toward secondary teachers, course content looked at rivers through the lens of geography, the arts, and environmental challenges.

Date and time

Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
Thursday, August 3, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)

Program leaders

Dr. Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, and Mansfield Fellow, University of Montana.
Dr. Lauren CollinsProgram Director of Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Program benefits

  • Online Resources
  • Several books chosen by program leaders
  • Washington State OSPI clock hours

This seminar was offered to K-12 educators free of charge thanks to a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation to the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), and it was sponsored by the University of Washington’s East Asia Resource Center in partnership with Boise State University.