Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for November 19- December 6, 2020
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CEAS Distinguished East Asia Lecture

"A Lifetime of Adventures in East Asia" with Jerome A. Cohen

Thur, Nov. 19, 2020 @ 4:30 pm  EST
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Perry World House

“China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia” with Daniel Markey

Thur, Nov. 19, 2020 @ 4 pm  EST
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CEAS Distinguished East Asia Lecture

Freedom Crossing Film Festival 3rd weekend
CEAS is partnering with the Freedom Crossing Film Festival on a virtual East Asia religious studies-focused film festival throughout the month of November! Due to this co-sponsorship, University of Pennsylvania students, faculty, and staff can contact CEAS for a discount code. This weekend there are 4 films and 1 workshop!
-11/20 (Fri) 7pm EST - 11/21 (Sat) 7pm EST: Our Happy Birthday (祝我好好孕)
-11/20 (Fri) 9pm EST - 11/21 (Sat) 9pm EST: Mothers (媽媽的村莊)
-11/21 (Sat) 7pm EST, The Great Work of Life and Death – Dialogue with Zen Masters from Kwan Um School of Zen. For this event Minghua Hsiao (Curator, 2020 FCFF) will co-host a workshop with the Kwan Um School of Zen. They will have the honor to welcome Dr. Judy Roitman (Zen Master Bon Hae, poet and Fellow, American Mathematical Society) and Dr. Stanley Lombardo (Zen Master Hae Kwang, translator and Prof. Emeritus of Classics, University of Kansas) to reflect on life and death.
-11/21 (Sat) 7pm EST - 11/22 (Sun) 7pm EST: A Decision (一念)
-11/21 (Sat) 9pm EST - 11/22 (Sun) 9pm EST: Walking Dharma (如常)
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CEAS and East-Southeast Asia Co-Sponsored

“Belt and Road Initiative: An Urban Geopolitics” with James D. Sidaway 

Tue, Nov. 24, 2020 @ 12 pm  EST
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CEAS Classroom Talk

"Trading History for Sheep: Memory, Migration, and Buryat-Mongol Identities through Shamanic Practices" with Manduhai Buyandelger

Mon, Nov. 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm  EST
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Korean Studies Colloquium

"My Own Flesh and Blood: Stratified Parental Compassion and Law in Korean Slavery" with Sun Joo Kim

Thur, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 12 pm  EST
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CEAS Humanities Colloquium

"Not Dreaming and Other Techniques of the Body: Trains, Technology and Nation in Socialist Cinema" with Nathaniel Isaacson 

Thur, Dec. 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm  EST
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Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Student
Recent and Upcoming Activities
Guobin Yang will be speaking at Information Future(s) Through the Past: Cybernetics, Information Technology and China's Internet Age, a virtual workshop hosted by the University of Toronto. November 20, 2:00 - 3:30p p.m. EST. Registration required.

A new episode of the CSCC Podcast, featuring Neysun A. Mahboubi's conversation with Tsinghua University Professor Yan Xuetong, China's leading scholar of international relations, on the topic of "China Rise and IR Theory". Click here for the full episode
Regional East Asia-related Events and Opportunities
Craft Beer Connection: Pennsylvania, Japan and the Business of Beer, November 19, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. EST. Registration required general admission $15.

Ai Love Chinatown Live - Episode 1 (Congee), part of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC)'s new video series bringing audiences around shops in Philadelphia's Chinatown.
East Asian Studies Opportunities
Fellowships, Grants, and Job Opportunities (at Penn):
Fellowships, Grants, and Job Opportunities (outside Penn):
Opportunities for Regional Educators
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) lists online events, some of which are open to Act 48 support for PA teachers:

From Our Classrooms To Yours NCTA Master Teacher Workshop Series: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
December 9, 2020, 6-8 EST
In this workshop, Ms. Michele Beauchamp will discuss Dai Sijie's novel Balzac and Little Chinese Seamstress as an artifact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and how we might read fictional text as a way to understand this period of China's history. Ms. Beauchamp will present an analysis of the author's treatment of various themes such as literacy, censorship, love, and friendship. The workshop will include approaches to teaching the novel, such as the role of the transformative storyteller and Sijie's use of intertextuality. In addition, we will explore ways in which teachers might use Sijie's 2005 film adaptation of his novel as a stand-alone film study or as an extension of teaching the text. Everyone who attends this workshop is eligible to receive a complimentary copy of Balzac and Little Chinese Seamstress. The book will be shipped out after the workshop on Dec. 9. To register, please let visit the link:

NCTA Princeton virtual conference: From the Silk Road to the Belt and Road: Economies, Trade, and Cultural Exchanges in Eurasia from the Classical Age to the Present. The conference, to be held virtually via Zoom, is for teachers of Social Studies, World Literature, Art, and the Humanities in grades 5-12.  Please see attached flyer for more details. 3 Saturdays: Jan. 9th, 23rd, and 30th, 2021, 9am-1pm. For more info and to register on-line, go to:
Other recently added online resources for K-12 teachers:

Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art - Guggenheim Museum
Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art is a resource that features 27 artists in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's collection. The artists in this resource are from countries across East Asia and Southeast Asia, but many live and work between two or more cities around the world. Their approach, known as global art history, seeks to integrate art from Asia within an international purview while illuminating its specific meaning and context. By showing how artists work between local, regional, and global currents, this resource seeks to provide a new understanding of the multiple histories of the art of our time. With these materials, they hope to introduce teachers and students to artists and artworks beyond the Western canon, as well as support those who want to broaden the narrative of art history in the classroom. Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art was made possible through the generous support of The Freeman Foundation.

Journey Along the Tōkaidō: Exploring Japan's National Road - Ohio State University
To show change over time and compare cultures as well as learn more about a very important part of Japanese history and culture, the "Journey along the Tōkaidō" has been created using various primary source materials.  The Tōkaidō Road, from Tokyo to Kyoto in Japan can be examined at various time periods (1830s, 1920s, and present day) and will show comparisons to the U.S. National Road and Route 66.  The stations along the Tōkaidō Road can looked at two ways: "horizontally" across the many stations in one time period, or looking "vertically" at one station across several time periods.  Students will study two primary source materials: the Tōkaidō gojusantsugi manga emaki (The Fifty Three Stations of the Tōkaidō Manga Scroll, which will be referred to as the "Tōkaidō Manga Scroll") and the The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō woodblock prints.

East Asia in the Geographic Perspective - Asia for Educators
Newly re-designed and optimized for mobile and tablet use, this collection of lesson materials focuses on the geography of East Asia; its land, water, people, agriculture, and why we call it "East Asia." In understanding the geography of the region, Students will gain a more complete understanding of the history and contemporary events in East Asia and the world. Depending on the set of Geography Standards or Themes in your curriculum, you can select the topic link you wish to explore to find relevant maps, visuals and lesson plans relevant to that topic from their interactive website. Resources focus on China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.

Imaging Japanese History: Teaching East Asia Online Curriculum
Imaging Japanese History is an online curriculum designed to enhance students' visual literacy skills, historical thinking skills, and knowledge of Japanese history. Five online modules each provide a case study in the role of art in capturing and conveying human experience. The modules address major content from the National Standards for World History and are designed to help students answer essential questions about Japan during particular time periods from Heian to the Twentieth-Century.

New website resource "Teaching China with the Smithsonian"
Check out the new website designed by educators for educators!

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.

Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project (Stanford SPICE)
SPICE has created four lessons for high school audiences that draw upon research and findings from the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. Teachers may deliver all four modules in the order listed below, or may deliver any one lesson as a stand-alone unit. See here for the SPICE site with related materials.

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