Seminars & Short Courses

Real and Imaged Rivers of Japan and China

This interdisciplinary seminar for K-12 teachers will explore how rivers have shaped, and in turn were shaped by human society and the environment in China and Japan. Combining geographic background with artistic representations, and environmental/political perspectives, this workshop will help teachers gain a comparative perspective on Asia’s landscape and culture. Geared toward secondary teachers, course content will look at rivers through the lens of geography, the arts, and environmental challenges.

Image: Panoramic view of iconic Guilin hills. Photo by William Zhang on Unsplash.

Date and time
Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Thursday, August 3, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)

Program leaders
Dr. Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, and Mansfield Fellow, University of Montana.
Dr. Lauren Collins, Program Director of Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.