Online Professional Development on East Asia
New Book Groups - 
Graphic Texts & Contemporary Short-Short Stories
Great Books on East Asia for the Classroom!
We invite you to join our book groups starting September featuring the Buchanan Book Prize Winning collection of contemporary Chinese short-short stories, new Graphic Adaptations of classic texts and our upcoming  2019 Graphic Novel Series.

Read and work on your own time; earn professional development hours that also count towards study tour requirements.
Buchanan Book Prize Series: 2018 Best Asian Curriculum
Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text - Part I
Buchanan Prize Book: 2018 Best Asian Curriculum
Translated and Edited by Aili Mu and Mike Smith
September 26 - November 6, 2018 (Fall Session)
5 Sessions; 10 PD Hours
Moderator: Lynn Kalinauskas
Register Here

(Part II starts January 9, 2019 - Register Here)
Graphic Adaptations Series: Asian Religions & Philosophy
Sunzi: The Art of War
Graphic Adaptations Series
Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
October 17 - November 21, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Moderator: Karen Kane
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C. C. Tsai's introductions to the world of Chinese thought and spirituality are masterpieces. His drawings are charming, clever, and engaging; his texts are clear and faithful to the spirit of the originals; and Brian Bruya's translations are fluid and accurate.

- Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan University  
Confucius: The Analects
Graphic Adaptations Series
Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
November 14 - December 19, 2018
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Moderator:  Karen Kane
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Laozi: The Dao Speaks
Graphic Adaptations Series
Illustrated by C. C. Tsai
December 12, 2018 - February 6, 2019 (with Holiday Break)
4 Sessions; 8 PD Hours
Moderator:  Karen Kane
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Buddha: Kapilavastu. Vol I and  The Four Encounters. Vol II
Graphic Adaptations Series
Written and Illustrated by Osamu Tezuka
January 30 - March 19, 2019
6 Sessions; 12 PD Hours
Moderator:  Karen Kane
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Exciting, humanly moving, revealing. It makes the Buddha's achievement much more real than just reciting the traditional facts. I read each volume without putting it down! Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! Three times excellent.

Tenzin Robert Thurman, Columbia University
Upcoming: 2019 Graphic Novels Series
Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan
2019 Graphic Novels Series - Japan
By Shigeru Mizuki
February 6 - April 9, 2019
8 Sessions; 16 PD Hours
Moderator: Elyssa Faison
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Little White Duck: A Childhood in China
2019 Graphic Novels Series - China
by Na Liu and Andres Vera Martinez
April 3 - April 30, 2019
3 Sessions; 6 PD Hours
Moderator:  Karen Kane
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The Color of Earth and The Color of Heaven
2019 Graphic Novels Series - South Korea
by Kim Dong Hwa
May 8 - July 2, 2019
7 Sessions; 14 PD Hours
Moderator:  Karen Kane
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Asia for Educators (AFE) receives generous funding for professional development on East Asia from the Freeman Foundation. AFE is a member of  The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA)  , which is generously funded by the Freeman Foundation as a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. NCTA is a premier provider of professional development on East Asia. AFE also receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education.



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