New Online Format for 2020
This seminar will examine the major trends, global issues, and historic foundations that shape East Asian society. Focusing on the regions that comprise present day China, Japan, and Korea, the course will emphasize print media, visual culture, and archival collections whenever germane. The course begins in the eighth century with the rise of Buddhism, which promoted printed materials across borders and cultures, and it ends in the contemporary era, with a consideration of the role of new digital technologies and media in East Asia.
The course will include an introduction to digital humanities scholarship and teaching in East Asia. Drawing on diverse resources (readings, films, cartoons, and newspaper articles), special collections at OSU Libraries, and the expertise of curators and scholars in Ohio, our course sessions will emphasize collaborative, hands‐on learning experiences, and the development of K‐12 curricular tools.
36 hour seminar includes:
Orientation: 1.5 hour session in May (evening, remote access available)
June 15 - 26, 2020 daily 1:00 pm - 4:00pm (online daily)
Synchronous and Asynchronous sessions designed to optimize time together
Follow up: Aug/Sept 2020 (Saturday): Virtual option available
Applications received by April 30, 2020 (or when filled) will be given priority
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Who is eligible?
K-12 educators (pre-service and in-service teachers, librarians, administrators, others)
No previous background in East Asia is assumed for this free introductory seminar with many benefits (resources, follow up event, stipend -see website for details).
This seminar will now be offered online. Synchronous and Asynchronous sessions designed to optimize time together. We plan to have 2 hours synchronous and 1 hour asynchronous each day, though the asynchronous is a combination of work with several different group combinations or by themselves that could be done during the 1pm-4pm timeframe or at a different time.
In addition to the knowledge you will gain about East Asia, eligible teachers will also receive the following benefits upon completion of the program requirements:
$200 worth of teaching materials, including textbook and one-year subscription to Education about Asia journal ($100 worth at June seminar, $100 worth at follow up in Aug/Sept 2020)
$200 stipend upon completion of all coursework (summer seminar, lesson plan, philosophical essay, follow up event in Aug/Sept 2020)
access to nationwide NCTA programs, such as eligibility for discounted study tours of East Asia, online book clubs, summer institute opportunities, and teaching resources
University of Pittsburgh national coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies and a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to the East Asian Studies Center at The Ohio State University.
Coordinated in Ohio by the East Asian Studies Center at OSU.