Center for East Asian Studies Newsletter for May 7- 15, 2020
Happy Vesak Day! Buddhists in Singapore celebrate the birth of the Buddha today with good deeds and vegetarian fare to honor the love, peace, and harmony as taught by the Buddha.  Image of vegetarian meal from the household of CEAS manager of social media, Gen Tan.
Upcoming East Asia-related Events at Penn
CSCC Future of U.S.-China Relations Project

"China and its Neighbors: How Can the US Compete in an Integrating Asia?" with Evan Feigenbaum  

Friday, May 8 @ 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

“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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Penn East Asia-related Faculty Awards
EALC Professor Paul Goldin was recognized this year for his contributions in shaping his department’s undergraduate curriculum and for his skillful and creative approach to engaging students in Introduction to Chinese Civilization with the School of Arts and Sciences' highest teaching honor: the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching. See here for full story.
Penn East Asia Faculty and Graduate Students in the Media
Ezekiel Emanuel (Vice Provost for Global Initiatives) and Scott Moore (Penn Global) were featured in a May 1st article in the The Washington Post, on why many highly infectious diseases appear to originate in China. Read More 

Regina M. Abrami (Political Science) was featured in a recent Perry World House post, discussing how COVID-19 could transform global supply chains. Read More.
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:

COVID-19: On the Ground in Taiwan and Singapore, May 7, 7pm Eastern. See here for more information and to register.

Religion in China: Daoism. May 13, 2020, 7pm Eastern. See here for more information and to register.

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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