Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for July 16-24, 2020
For the first time in history, this past week's annual Mongolian sports festival known as Naadam was held without a live audience. This year spectators viewed events from their homes as public gatherings are currently restricted due to the pandemic.
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
Korean Studies Colloquium

“Health and Well-being of Adolescents From Multicultural Families in Korea” with Hyeyoung Woo 

Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 10 pm EDT, (11 am Friday Seoul time)

For Zoom link, please email Seok Lee ( with your name, affiliation, and email.

More Information
Virtual events led by Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Students
Rare Book School virtual event: Introducing the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books with Julie Nelson Davis. This online event will be on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4-5:10pm EDT. Please visit the RBS website to learn more about the session and to register.

PhD Candidate in EALC Mark Bookman will be speaking at The Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University (Japan), July 31, 2020 5:00-6.30pm JST (Friday July 31 4am EDT). Online registration required.

Regional East Asia-related events and opportunities
Upcoming events:
Philly Japanese Conversation Club, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, July 23, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm. Online registration required.
Japanese 101, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, 10-week course beginning July 20, 2020 6:00-7:30pm, $400 (excluding textbooks). Online registration required.

This week's Regional East Asia CEAS picks:

Selected books from the Arthur Tress Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

See this and other collected resources at CEAS Resources page.
Fellowship and Funding Opportunities
Attention Penn Graduate Students: Perry World House is now accepting applications for the PWH Graduate Associates Program. Students from every discipline and Penn school are eligible. See here for more details. Application deadline has been extended to July 22nd, 2020.

  • Japanese Research Fellowship (formerly the Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship) is now taking applications. Deadline to apply: October 30, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Northeast Asia Council Grants. The AAS Northeast Asia Council is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 round of its grant programs in Japan Studies and Korean Studies, made possible with support from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the Korea Foundation. Grants are available for short-term research travel, or to organize seminars or small scholarly conferences on Japan or Korean Studies. Application deadline is October 1, 2020.
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.

Teaching on the Silk Roads: An NCTA Online Workshop for K-12 Educators
Thursday, August 20, 2020.  6-8:30pm (EASTERN TIME)
Viewing world history from the vantage point of the Silk Roads can challenge the Eurocentrism of mainstream history and introduce a more balanced view of the past. In this online workshop we will explore the global significance of this trade network that connected India, Central and East Asia, and Europe for over a thousand years. We will especially focus on the development and spread of Buddhism and also discuss the momentous discovery of the largest cache of historic documents and artifacts found in the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang that bear witness to the cultural, religious, social and commercial activity that took place along the Silk Roads. Part of our exploration of the Silk Roads will involve interactive mapping (using ArcGIS Online) which teachers and students can use throughout the school year to:
1)    Complete a distance analysis of the locations along the Silk Roads
2)    Examine the landscapes of the Silk Roads
3)    Evaluate "the reach" of the Silk Roads in terms of goods, cultures and diseases
All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for professional development reporting. Pennsylvania educators will receive Act 48 professional development hours. This program is sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (funded by the Freeman Foundation) at the University of Pittsburgh.  Co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center,  European Studies Center, and Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.  The program will be conducted via Zoom. To register for this program, please click here.

Detroit Institute of Art Summer Workshop Series for K-12 Educators: A museum-classroom integration workshop series co-sponsored by Pitt NCTA
During these grade-level targeted workshops, educators will discover new ways of incorporating specific works from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) into their curriculum as they learn more about the narratives told by the objects and images specific to the Asian galleries. They will receive access to a variety of lesson materials including readings, graphic organizers, and activities which will enhance student experiences both in their own classrooms and during their gallery and virtual visits to the DIA. Teachers will learn how to integrate images into a variety of critical-thinking activities as a means of facilitating more productive class investigations while learning how to use specific museum objects to engage students in close looking and descriptive writing activities. Additionally, teachers will learn how to access and use DIA materials for remote learning opportunities. NCTA alumna Angie Stokes will be sharing the new, cross-curricular Asian galleries curriculum with teachers and demonstrating how to use the lessons, graphic organizers, and resource materials in both regular and virtual classroom settings.
A PERFECTLY MATERIAL WORLD: Exploring Objects in East Asian Art (Middle School Grade Level)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward middle school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to better identify the materials and techniques used by East Asian artists to create their work by investigating the studio environment of the literati scholar and artist. Professor Yunshuang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, will speak about material culture and the development of the literati's studio in China.
BEING DIPLOMATIC: How Art Helps to Spread Ideas (High School Grade Level)
Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward high school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to learn about the dynamic exchange of objects and ideas throughout East Asia through the spread of Buddhism while gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of cultural exchange over time. Professor Hongyu Wu, Assistant Professor of Religion at Ohio Northern University, will speak about mandalas and the use of Buddhist images in art.

Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:

The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is hosting a group of upcoming webinars. These webinars focus on the Ties that Bind project that seeks out local connections between the US and East Asia:

Ties that Bind: Chinese in New England (and more)
Thursday, July 23, 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Dr. Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State University
Ties that Bind: Japanese in New England (and beyond)
Monday, July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Dr. Gary Mukai, Stanford University
Ties that Bind: Mississippi Delta Chinese
Wednesday, July 29, 1:00-2:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Andrew Kung and Emanuel Hahn, creators of

Online Film Discussion Group: Hot Nights + Cold War Film Series: Exploring the Cold War in Asia

Songs from the North Korea (North Korea, Soon-Mi Yoo, 2014)
Wednesday, July 22nd.
Discussion: 4:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 3:00 pm (Central Time) -
Film Screening: 6:00 pm (Eastern Time) / 5:00 pm (Central Time)
The film series is open and free to the public. Curriculum component available for participating educators. Act 48 hours available to PA educators. 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.

TedEd animated course material "A day in the life of a teenage samurai", developed with Constantine N. Vaporis. See here for TedEd video and more information.

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