Other Asian Studies Resources
Asia Society: Education and Learning | www.asiasociety.org
Educational Media Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |
Offering a searchable database of audio-visual resources on China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, as well as a catalog of selected resources for K-12 education, reviews of new and significant resources, and links to related Web sites.
A consortium of more than 150 North American colleges working to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education.
Studies Development Program (ASDP), University of Hawai'i |
"The ASDP mission is to infuse Asian content and perspectives into the core curriculum at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities through programs that help faculty expand and refine their knowledge and teaching of Asia."
Program, East-West Center, University of Hawai'i | www.asiapacificedcrossings.org
The East-West Center's AsiaPacific Ed Program for Schools supports teaching and learning about the Asia and the Pacific region across curriculum areas in elementary and secondary schools. Browse their homepage and see in particular their new resource site, "Southeast Asia: At the Crossroads of WW II" and beyond.
Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburg | www.ucis.pitt.edu
In addition to other services for educators, the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center is developing the "East Asian Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE)". EAGLE is an online resource of materials for teaching about Asia, and a portal where teachers can share teaching materials and their own ratings and reviews of materials. The site is open to all for viewing and downloading of materials or photos. You will find a database of teaching materials, along with ratings and reviews of those materials, accompanying culture notes, and sample lessons for your use. There is a gallery of photos taken by fellow educators for your use. You can also scroll through study tour blogs, where there are first hand accounts by teachers about their trips to East Asia. Teachers are free to make use of all these resources.
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) |
The AAS is the largest society of its kind in the world — a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia. The AAS Web site offers information on the organization's publications, conferences, and meetings, as well as listings of study programs, grants and fellowships, and other Asian Studies links and resources. See in particular the link to the on-line archive of their journal for educators, Education about Asia, which is highly recommended. Subscribe or have your school library subscribe to keep abreast of current issues. See the excellent resource list associated with AAS and EAA Resources and Oppotunities for Educators.
Asian Studies Center (EASC), Indiana University |
Programs for teachers, including their annual summer residential workshop on Teaching East Asian Literature in High School.
Founded by leaders in international education and experts in U.S.-Asia relations on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, EngageAsia's aim is to utilize education to facilitate understanding between and among American and Asian teachers and students with a mission of fostering peace through education.
East Asian Studies (ExEAS) | www.columbia.edu
Columbia University's Expanding East Asian Studies (ExEAS) website features innovative and easy-to-use materials for teaching about East Asia at the undergraduate level.
JAPAN: Places, Images, Times: An Online Curriculum Project (U of Pittsburgh) | www.japanpitt.pitt.edu/essays-articles
Produced by the Japan Studies faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Asian Studies Center, this site offer excellent modular articles, images and more, divided by subject area—history, culture, society, language—exploring how Japan has influenced and been influenced by Asia and the world.
Five College Center for East Asian Studies | www.smith.edu
in International Educational Resources (PIER), Yale University |
Programs and school support on all world areas, but see in particular their section on East Asia.
Institute | www.chinainstitute.org
A nonprofit, non-partisan educational and cultural institution that promotes the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of traditional and contemporary Chinese civilization, culture and heritage, and provides the cultural and historical context for understanding contemporary China. Go to Programs for Educators for curriculum materials, information on courses and study tours, and visits to the China Institute Gallery in New York City.
Committee on United States-China Relations | www.ncuscr.org
The National Committee on United States-China Relations promotes understanding and cooperation between the United States and Greater China in the belief that sound and productive Sino-American relations serve vital American and world interests. The National Committee carries out its mission of creating opportunities for informed discussion and reasoned debate about issues of common interest and concern to the U.S., the P.R.C., Hong Kong S.A.R. and Taiwan via conferences and fora, professional exchanges and collaborative projects, public education programs, internships, and publications.
JGuide: Stanford Guide to Japan Information Resources | www.jguide.stanford.edu
Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies |
Offering a variety of services and products to elementary and secondary educators interested in teaching and learning about Japanese culture as well as U.S.-Japan relations. Featuring a U.S.-Japan Database that includes information on print materials, videos, artifact kits, software, and teacher developed materials.
States-Japan Foundation | www.us-jf.org
Since 1980, USJF has supported projects that have involved more than 5,000 pre-college teachers in the US and Japan in mutual study and learning on topics related to the US-Japan relationship, including in-depth study of the culture, society and history of both countries. Through these teachers, as well as through a variety of curriculum materials, web-based collaborative activities, and partnerships between US and Japanese schools, tens of thousands of young people in both countries have begun to study and understand their mutual connections and the importance of the friendship and partnership that binds their two nations so closely.
History Sourcebooks Project | www.fordham.edu
Collections of public-domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented without advertising for educational use. See especially, the Internet East Asian History Sourcebook.
Center for History in the Schools, University of California at Los Angeles |
Featuring complete lesson plans, unit objectives matched to the national history standards, and primary-source documents. See especially the direct link to World History for Us All, the National Standards in World History (1996 Edition), and the list of their World History Teaching Units, in particular, those on Early China and on Mao and Gandhi.
Source | www.primarysource.org
Primary Source is a nonprofit professional development organization for K-12 teachers, serving mainly Massachusetts and southeastern New England. See especially the Online Curriculum section.
Education | www.smithsonianeducation.org
"Interprets the collective knowledge of the Smithsonian and serves as a gateway to its educational resources." Featuring Lesson Plans, Field Trips, and Resource Library sections.
Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) |
Based at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, SPICE has produced more than 100 supplementary curriculum units on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment, and international political economy. Find free lesson plans on the SPICE Web site, as well as a searchable online catalog.