Human Geography of East Asia: Contemporary Views

This short seminar is intended for K-12 educators who already have some experience with teaching and learning about East Asia. Participants who attend all sessions and respond to required daily discussion prompts on Moodle will receive seminar books, a small stipend, and a one-year subscription to Education about Asia.

Presenters and topics will include:

Bob Murowchick, Associate Director, Boston University Center for the Study of Asia

“Politics, Propaganda, and Power: Cultural Heritage as a Tool for International Relations in East Asia”

Seth Dixon, Associate Professor, Political Science Department-Geography Programs, Rhode Island College

“Population and Demographics of East Asia”

“Economic Geography of East Asia”

Lauren McKee, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, Berea College

“Contentious Politics of Human Rights in East Asia”

Angel Hsu, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Environmental Issues in East Asia”