Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for May 29-June 7, 2020
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CSCC Future of U.S.-China Relations Project

“Can China Save Globalization?” with Susan Thornton

Friday, May 29 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event)

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Penn Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), Penn Global, and Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) present:

“Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic"

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @ 7 pm
ONLINE, via BlueJeans. See here for more information about how to connect and contact with any questions
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The Kim Program in Korean Studies Summer Virtual Colloquium 

“Work after COVID-19 in South Korea” with Kwang-Yeong Shin

Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 10 pm
(Please email with your name, affiliation and email to request the link to attend this event)
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Regional East Asia-related and opportunities
Geographical Society of Philadelphia event: International Feast in Taiwan with bāo•logy’s founder and Co-Chef Judy Ni, May 31st @6pm. Food orders for pickup will be available for a virtual dinner. Click here for more information on the event and registration.

Philadelphia's Shofuso has created online resources, including teaching materials, videos, and virtual tour, in celebration of Children's Day earlier this week:

The CEAS Resources page is being updated, including "The Digital Daily Dig", which frequently include East Asia-focused themes. Find the following videos along with compiled lists of free online East Asia-resources. Click here for a list of AV resources from Penn Musuem
Recent Penn Museum East Asia-focused "Digital Daily Digs"

"The Crystal Ball" by Emily G. Hirshorn
Click here for full video

"Blue-and-white Pottery" by Kevin Schott
Click here for full video

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.

The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators. Upcoming dates and themes are as follows:

6-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, June 11. "Strings Revolution: History and Music of Shamisen and Geisha," Dr. Yuko Eguchi Wright
6-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, June 18. "Taiko: Tradition as a Basis for Innovation," Dr. Benjamin Pachter
These are part of a series of Zoom presentations and demos by four ethnomusicologists of Japanese music, designed to take you to a deeper level of understanding of traditional Japanese music. These presentations will expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. You will learn about the evolving traditions of the koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Some presentations will be recorded for your use later with your students.
Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:

Online Curriculum Workshop: Ecological Civilization: Exploring China as a Model. Saturday, May 30, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Join the Asian Studies Center for a K-14 educators companion online program to the 2020 Summer Institute for Chinese Studies (SICS) at the University of Pittsburgh. The curriculum workshop will provide a historical overview of China's relationship with the environment, ways to integrate it into the classroom and preview presentations by select 2020 SICS scholars. Participating educators will then be encouraged to attend online the key presentations of the summer institute. Act 48 for Pennsylvania teachers provided. Certificates of Completion available upon request for teachers who attend the full three hour Ecological Civilization workshop. To register, please click here.

"Connecting Students to East Asia with Images, Maps, and Texts" online summer seminar through the University of Alabama Birmingham NCTA, July 6-17, 2020, Mondays-Fridays 9am-Noon (Eastern Time)/8am-11am (Central Time). Please help us spread the word for any of your colleagues in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina who are looking to enhance their knowledge of East Asia at this critical moment in history. This two week online summer seminar will explore the role of texts and images in shaping our understanding of histories and cultures in East Asia. Experts will guide teachers in analyzing primary sources from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam and investigate what they represent and how they are represented. Gain new insights into your subject, explore teaching resources, and write lesson plans you can use in the digital classroom. Certificate of Completion (36 hours) will be given to all teachers who complete the course requirements. To learn more and register, please click here.

The Current State of Uighurs and Kazakhs in China, June 9, 2020, 7:00-8:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Since 2017, over a million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been "disappeared" into a widespread system of "re-education camps" in Xinjiang, China.  Dr. Sarah Tynen, University of Colorado, will discuss how and why this has happened and the impact on family, culture, and lives. Register here:

Disillusionment, Dystopia, and Dreams: Insights from Three Contemporary East Asian Films, June 9, 2020, 8:00-9:30 PM (Eastern Time)/5:00-6.30 PM (Pacific Time). Our NCTA colleagues at the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington are offering a free online course that will use three contemporary films (Parasite, Mountains May Depart, After the Storm) to discuss issues of social and economic change in East Asia, focusing on time, class divisions, globalization, and family. This workshop is divided into two parts, with a discussion forum for each film on Moodle that will be live for 2-weeks prior to the 1-hour live Zoom webinar where faculty moderators will discuss each film and participants will share ways that they can use film group materials in their teaching. Participants will view the movies on their own prior to the program. $50 stipend for participants who complete the program. The stipend will cover the cost of purchasing or renting the movies, and the purchase of additional recommended resources for the classroom. To learn more and register, please click 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. Online course available until July 7th, 2020.

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