Online Resource Center
Videos, podcasts and online courses
NCTA webinars and online courses
For online workshops and seminars about East Asia offered by National Consortium for Teaching about Asia coordinating sites, check the NCTA calendar for webinars and online seminars. To find out about upcoming opportunities to join live NCTA webinars and online courses, sign up for EARC email updates. You may also view archived webinars and courses from Asia for Educators at Columbia University, which you can access for free after signing up for an account, and from the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.
NCTA ‘Class Apps’
NCTA ‘Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century’
Other podcasts, videos and online courses
- ChinaX estimated 150 hours; with Harvard University professors Peter Bol and William Kirby
- Visualizing Japan estimated 75 hours; created by Harvard, MIT and the University of Tokyo
- Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought estimated 30 hrs work; with Professor Chad Hansen of Hong Kong University
- Relics of Chinese History estimated 60 hours; with Tsinghua University Professor Peng Lin
- International Politics in the Korean Peninsula estimated 70 hours; with Professor Dong-Joon Jo of Seoul National University
- There are many other EdX courses about East Asia
- Asian Art Museum in partnership with Kahn Academy – A Kahn Academy unit on Asian art history produced in partnership with Smarthistory and the Asian Art Museum.
- Asian Art Museum – The Asian Art Museum’s YouTube channel includes additional material from their collection.
- The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection (6 videos, 2 min each)
- Storytelling (for younger listeners) (33 videos, avg length 10 min)
- Short documentaries (30 videos ranging in length from 3-30 min)
- Contemporary Chinese Art (10 video “conversations”, avg length 1 hr)
- The Asian Educational Media Service helps educators locate audio-visual media resources about Asia. One of their initiatives, Digital Asia, provides high school teachers with access to films and curriculum about contemporary East Asia created by scholars for their students. AEMS is a program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Asia For Educators – Videos lectures and presentations by university faculty
- The Choices Program “China on the World Stage:” Videos for Readings – meant to accompany the Choices curriculum China on the World Stage: Weighing the U.S. Response
- Crash Course History – This playlist contains eight videos that summarize a variety of historical eras and concepts taught in high school world history courses in about ten minutes each.
- The School of Life: Eastern Philosophy Series – A series of eight five-minute videos about Masho, Sen no Rikyu, Lao Tzu, The Buddha, Confucius, Kintsugi, Wu Wei and the Love of Rocks, with applications to modern life.
- 15 Minute History – The University of Texas Department of History produces this easy-to-digest podcast about new historical research. This link takes you to their “East Asia” archive.
- On Top of the World – A podcast by and for teachers of World History.