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Write About Asia — New Worlds of Science: The Heritage of East Asia

Saturday University: What is Chinese in Chinese Medicine?
Saturday University: What is Chinese in Chinese Medicine?


‘New Worlds of Science: The Heritage of East Asia’ was offered in conjunction with the Saturday University lecture series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.  Each Saturday, educators attended the public lecture from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and then met for a writing workshop with Mary Barber Roberts from 11:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.  During the workshop, time was given to solitary writing in the art galleries in response to the morning lecture. The group then reconvened to share working drafts. The workshop was meant to nurture educators as writers through self-reflection and group discussion.


Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., from September 27 to December 6, 2014
Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park


Mary Barber Roberts

Workshop benefits

Free admission to the lecture and four free clock hours are available for each workshop. Educators earned up to 36 clock hours by attending all of the workshop sessions. The workshop was open to all current K-12 teachers but each session was limited to 15 participants.


This workshop series was offered by the East Asia Resource Center in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas Saturday University Lecture Series.

Lecture topics

  • Sept 27: Science and Technology in China: A Different Heritage, and Its Implications
  • Oct 4: What’s Up There? Understanding the Heavens in China
  • Oct 11: The Human Body and the Idea of Health in Early China
  • Oct 18: Chinese Food and the World System in Prehistory. Ancient Origins of Chinese Cuisine
  • Oct 25: Ancient Chinese Metalworking: Art and Technology
  • Nov 1: State and Science: Astronomy in Northern Song China
  • Nov 8: Chinese Mathematics and the Jesuit Influence in the 17th Century
  • Nov 15: What is Chinese in Modern Chinese Medicine?
  • Nov 22: Is There Anything Unique About Modern Japanese Science?
  • Dec 6: Images of Science and Technology in South and North Korea