Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for May 15-22, 2020
Among graduates next week will be CEAS Program Assistant Mengxi Jiang (M.S.Ed, Intercultural Communication) who has been an invaluable resource at the center, handling communications and logistics over the past year and a half. Congratulations Mengxi, you will be dearly missed at CEAS!
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CSCC Future of U.S.-China Relations Project

“Human Rights in China’s COVID Crisis” with Sophie Richardson

Friday, May 15 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event)
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CSCC Future of U.S.-China Relations Project 

“How Far Will US-China Technology Decoupling Go in the Post-Pandemic Era?” with Paul Triolo 

Friday, May 22 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event)
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Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Students in the Media
In a recent report for the Brookings Institution's Global China project, Scott Moore (Director, Penn Global China Program) explores China’s expanding role in the global biotechnology industry. For a link to that report, visit the Brookings Institute's Global China page
Regional East Asia-related and opportunities
The CEAS Resources page is being updated with compiled lists of free online East Asia-resources. Click here for a list of AV resources from Penn Musuem

Philadelphia's Shofuso has created online resources, including teaching materials, videos, and virtual tour, in celebration of Children's Day earlier this week:
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. May 14-June 18, 2020, course offered online via Zoom. This is a series of 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.
Co-sponsored by the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania

Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:

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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