Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for April 10-19, 2020
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CSCC Virtual Book Talk

The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World

Friday, April 10, 12 pm  
(Please email to request the link and password for this event.)
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Perry World House/CSCC Virtual Event

The World Today: Will COVID-19 Infect the U.S.-China Relationship?

Tuesday, April 14 @ 12 pm 
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CSCC Virtual Conference

China and COVID-19: A CSCC Roundtable Discussion 

Thursday, April 16, 12 pm  
(Please email to request the link and password for this event.)
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CSCC Virtual Conference

"The Scientist and the Spy: A True Story of China, the FBI, and Industrial Espionage" with Mara Hvistendahl

Friday, April 17 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event.)
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East Asia-related Course Offerings List for Fall 2020
Attention students: an updated listing of all Fall 2020 East Asia-related courses has been updated on the CEAS website. You can find that list HERE
Fellowship, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Opportunities At Penn: Opportunities Outside Penn
  • Tanimoto Peace Foundation four week summer internship in Hiroshima, July 4-Aug 1 2020 applications now open, Deadline April 10, 2020See here for more information.
  • America-Japan Society Visit and Study Japan Grant Program 2020. Grant geared towards US graduate students who study Japan or Japan-US relations. [Extended] Deadline 01 May 2020. See website for more information.
Opportunities for Regional Educators
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) has a listing of online events, some of which are open to Act 48 support for PA teachers.

Global Issues Through Literature Series: Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
Thursday, April 23, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Online)
Join Dr. Brenda G. Jordan and Stephen Wludarski, the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, and the Global Studies Center for an online book group about murder, retribution, and the deadly effect of smallpox in a struggling Japanese fishing village on the seacoast of Japan. Global Issues Through Literature's study of Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura.
To register, please click the link here.

Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:

Samurai: Fact and Fiction
April 21, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dr. Ethan Segal, Michigan State University
Join Dr. Ethan Segal, Michigan State University, for an online webinar examining the facts as well as the fiction that surround Japanese samurai.
Register here:

Religion in China: Confucianism
April 29, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dr. Jeffrey Richey, Berea College
Register here:

Resources for Teaching about Racial Discrimination during the Coronavirus Crisis
This list was compiled by our NCTA colleagues at the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado. It includes online resources for teachers looking to address challenges related to labeling and racism that might in our communities and media in the wake of this global health crisis.
Click here to view the online resources list.

Free Japanese-Inspired Food Education Course
The Wa-Shokuiku free online program is designed for students studying at home. The course consists of 4 units that focus on 4 different topics to expose students to Japanese food culture and foodways. Each unit has 10 short sections which include fun and educational videos, cook-off competition videos, nutrition, recipes, activities, global food issues, interactive comment boxes and a unit quiz.

For more information about these and other programs and resources, visit the NCTA website
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