Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century

This new “Top Ten” video series begins with 7 programs on the Top Ten Things to Know about East Asia in the 21st Century. The video series is an efficient way to gain essential information about this most important world area directly from area experts at Columbia University. Each program runs 40 to 60 minutes and delivers content and context on East Asia today. Once a video is released it stays active on the website – so you can view on your own time. View one program or the entire series and deepen your understanding of current world events while also accessing new classroom material. Professional development hours also available.

Japanese Societywith Theodore C. Bestor

Asian in American Historywith Mae Ngai

Human Rights in Chinawith Andrew J. Nathan

China in the World Todaywith Andrew J. Nathan

Korea Today – with Charles Armstrong

Japan in the 21st Century – with Carol Gluck

China in the 21st Century – with Lu Xiaobo

Vietnam Today – with Duncan McCargo

Tibetan Civilization – with Gray Tuttle

Tibet Today with Robert Barnett

Japan’s Place in the World Today – with Gerald L. Curtis

How to Participate – View online video presentations any time after their stated release dates. Access to videos is completely free of charge, but educators must sign in or register on the program site Starting on each date listed, the presentations will remain available to view or screen.

2 professional development hours are available for viewing each video presentation and may be applied towards eligibility for NCTA study tours. See directions on the site for earning professional development hours.