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Seminars & Short Courses

When Edo (present day Tokyo) became the military capital of Japan in 1604, it was a minor and remote fishing village. Yet by the mid-1700s the city had become the largest city in Japan and rivaled the older cultural hubs of Osaka and Kyoto, surpassing …

Seminars & Short Courses

Join us for a virtual journey that will introduce East Asia’s diverse cultures and environment while building and enhancing your tool chest of teaching resources for the classroom. Focusing on the regions that comprise present-day China, Japan, and Korea, …

Seminars & Short Courses

With all the media emphasis on the growing influence of China, the Korean pop culture wave and the nuclear situation in North Korea, it is easy these days to overlook what is going on in contemporary Japan. This short summer program will examine selected …

Seminars & Short Courses

This free, in-person seminar will introduce the modern histories and cultures of CHINA, JAPAN, and KOREA, helping you to better understand East Asia and discover innovative ways to introduce it to your students. Teachers of Geography, History, Social …

Seminars & Short Courses

Discover East Asian visual arts in this seminar, exploring the blend of tradition and innovation from ancient times to present. Learn about contemporary art and urban culture in major East Asian cities, and examine the impact of film, manga, and …

Seminars & Short Courses

This course explores themes prevalent in the post-Korean War era in South Korea; themes such as economic hardship, family troubles, refugee status, and the clash of old and new values. Using the lens of the lower and refugee classes, the two films …