Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for April 25- May 1, 2020
Celebrating the Buddha: Next week worshipers in Hong Kong will participate in the "bathing of the Buddha ceremony" on April 30th to celebrate the birth of the Buddha. Image of Tian Tab Buddha, Lantau Island (wiki commons)

when does it end then?
all the world wonders, silent
tulip quarantine

(submitted by Linda Chance, Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, in response to last week's International Haiku Day)

Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
Perry World House Virtual Event

"Plagues Past and Present: Pandemics in Historical Perspective" with David S. Barnes

Tuesday, April 28 @ 12 pm
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CSCC Virtual Conference

More Lawyers, Better Case Outcomes? Evidence from the "Lawyers for All" with Yuhao Wu 

Thursday, April 30 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event)
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CSCC Virtual Conference

"Economic Sources of US-China Rivalry" with Arthur Kroeber 

Friday, May 1 @ 12 pm
(Please email to request the link and password for this event)
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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

The Barnes Foundation will be hosting an online class: "Impressionism and Japonisme", Mondays, May 4-25, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $220; members $198. Click here for more information.
EA-related Course Offerings List for Fall 2020
Attention students: an updated listing of all Fall 2020 East Asia-related courses has been updated on the CEAS website. You can find that list HERE
Fellowship, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Opportunities At Penn: Opportunities Outside Penn
  • America-Japan Society Visit and Study Japan Grant Program 2020. Grant geared towards US graduate students who study Japan or Japan-US relations. [Extended] Deadline 01 May 2020. See website for more information.
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.

Other upcoming Nation-wide NCTA online programs include:

Religion in China: Confucianism
April 29, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Dr. Jeffrey Richey, Berea College
Register 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.

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