Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for October 16-23, 2020
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CEAS Classroom Series 

Women, Goddesses and Gender Affinity in Spirit Writing" with Elena Valussi

Tueday, Oct. 20, 2020 @ 3 pm  EDT
More Information
Kim Program Film Screening 

"Namuwiki, Gender Equalism and Antifeminist Disinformation in The Post-Truth Era" with Jinsook Kim

Thur, Oct. 22, 2020 @ 12 pm  EDT
More Information

"Failed Foreign Interventions? Transnational Making and Unmaking of Health Politics in China" with Yan Long

Thur, Oct. 22, 2020 @ 4:30 pm  EDT
More Information
CSCC Penn Project on the Future of US-China Relations Fall 2020 Webinar Series

“New Perspectives on US-China Relations: Climate & Environmenty”

Fri, Oct. 23, 2020 @ 12: 30 pm  EDT
More Information
Penn East Asia Faculty and Students Recent Activities
Christopher Atwood spoke about education in Inner Mongolia on the Sinica Podcast (October 8) "The fight over Inner Mongolia’s “bilingual education” policy

Two Penn students, Alex Kalbach and Willow Wilkes, were selected as semi-finalists for JLIVE talk 2020.
Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Student
Jolyon Thomas will be speaking on “Buddhist Religious Freedom, in Victory and in Defeat” via Zoom (hosted by the University of Toronto) on October 21. Registration required.
Regional East Asia-related Events and Opportunities
Shofuso and Modernism: Mid-Century Collaboration between Japan and Philadelphia Curator's Tour, October 10, 11, 17, 18, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. General admission $20.

To explore Philadelphia’s 300-year-old horticultural legacy, the Decorative Arts Trust Special Program: Philadelphia Gardens in Fall will visit Bartram’s Garden and Shofuso for curator-led tours on October 17, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $125 (lunch included).

“Picturing Time: Shofuso, Modernism, and the Photographic Document,” Photographer Elizabeth Felicella in Conversation with Curator William WhitakerOctober 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration required, general admission $15.

Shofuso Virtual TourOctober 21, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration required, general admission $10.

Japanese Conversation ClubOctober 22, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Registration required. 

Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia will be presenting a special exhibition titled "Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020"October 23, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration required, general admission $15.
East Asian Studies Opportunities
Calls for Applications

CEAS grants for Penn Faculty and Students:
Applications for CEAS Conference and Research grants now being accepted. Application deadline Nov. 9, 2020. See grant application page for more information.

Applications for CEAS support of Penn faculty and student-organized East Asia conferences are also now being accepted. Application deadline Nov. 9, 2020. See conference support page for more information.

Applications for 2020-21 East Asia Course Development Grant are also being accepted. See the Course Development grant page for more information. Application deadline Nov. 9, 2020.

Opportunities Outside Penn:

Submissions are open for the 27th Annual Association of Central Eurasian Students Conference at the Indiana University Bloomington, February 26-28. Deadline November 20.

Caroline Humphrey Professorship of the Anthropology of Inner Asia, University of Cambridge Department of Social Anthropology. Application deadline December 1.

The 73rd Japan-America Student Conference is now accepting applications. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 11, 2020
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:

Public Art + Dissent: Art, Protest, and Public Spaces. An NCTA Mini-course for K-12 Educators
November 9, 11, 13, 2020 6:00-8:30 pm (Eastern Time)
At an unprecedented moment in geopolitics, the work of public artists amplifies activism, resistance, and solidarity. Some of the world's most interesting art is on the streets and easily accessible to all. In this free NCTA mini-course for K-12 educators we will discuss how protest art uses public space to engage in dialogue between the artist and the public. Artists from around the world question "what is" and "why" that transcends national boundaries and politics. We will examine works of Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, Loyalist murals from Northern Ireland, and the Black Lives movement. A teacher-led session at the end will be included. Pennsylvania K-12 educators who want Act 48 must attend all three sessions; Certificates of Completion will be given to teachers in other states who complete all three sessions. To learn more, please visit the link below:


NCTA-AMAM at Oberlin College: Perspectives in East Asian Art
Thursday, October 29, 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern Time (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Central Time)
Partnering with the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College, this free interactive presentation will provide an overview of the East Asian art collection at the AMAM, with examples of how to interpret works of art from the collection using different disciplinary lenses. Join museum curators in exploring renowned works of art through Augmented Reality (AR), and gain access to FREE online resources for K-12, including standard-driven lesson plans for cross-disciplinary and differentiated learning. The programs will be conducted by Zoom. You can sign up for one or all of these presentations. Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers provided. Certificates of Completion available upon request for teachers who attend. To register, please visit the link here:


Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 5:00-7:00pm (Eastern Time)
Join our partners at the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for the Choices Program in an exploration of its curriculum unit, Climate Change and Questions of Justice. We'll explore the readings, lessons, and videos that are part of the unit, and discuss ways to implement each in diverse classroom settings, including tips for using the unit in remote settings and/or project-based classrooms. The countries covered include China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Germany, Colombia, Haiti and parts of the USA. All participants will receive a two-year Digital Editions license to the curriculum unit and Pennsylvania teachers will receive Act 48 credit hours. This is a two-hour, participatory, online workshop, with an additional hour of prep work required. The program is co-sponsored by NCTA and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh. To register, please click the link below:


Columbia University NCTA: Teaching East Asia Through Graphic Novels: Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Book Group
Join our colleagues at Columbia University NCTA for a continuation of their series focusing on teaching East Asia through the following graphic novels: Black Ships: Illustrated Japanese History - The Americans Arrive. Written by Sean Michael Wilson. Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima, September 9, 2020 - October 6, 2020, The Satsuma Rebellion: Illustrated Japanese History - The Last Stand of the Samurai. Written by Sean Michael Wilson. Illustrated by Akiko Shimojima. October 14, 2020 - November 3, 2020, Banned Book Club. Written by Kim Hun Sook and Ryan Estrada. Illustrated by Ko Hyung-Ju. November 18, 2020 - December 22, 2020. To register for any of the above book groups or others, please visit the link below:

Other recently added online resources for K-12 teachers:

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
Copyright © 2020 Center for East Asian Studies at University of Pennsylvania, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
642 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Center for East Asian Studies · 255 S 36th St · Williams Hall 642 · Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp