To suggest a link, please e-mail EAA Editor, Lucien Ellington, at Lucien-Ellington@utc.edu.
A regular feature of "Education About Asia," Judith S. Ames' "Web Gleanings" column features useful website links arranged by category.
Publisher of "Education About Asia" and "Key Issues in Asian Studies" booklets, The Association for Asian Studies (AAS)—the largest society of its kind, with approximately 7,000 members worldwide—is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.
"About Japan: A Teacher's Resource" is an interactive web site devoted to discussion and the creation and dissemination of practical, sophisticated resources for the K–12 classroom. Materials are created in a collaborative process between K–12 teachers and Japan Studies specialists, and incorporate feedback from members of the About Japan community. The site features lesson plans, essays, visual resources, and numerous opportunities for discussion and participation.
The AEMS website offers access to the searchable database of audio-visual resources on China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. as well as an interactive information request form, newsletter, a catalogue of selected resources for K–12 education, reviews of new and significant resources, and links to related websites.
Features a wide range of classroom materials and faculty guides for teaching about East Asia at the K-12 and undergraduate levels. Includes multimedia teaching units, primary sources, timelines, and more.
Founded in 1956, the Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution with offices in Hong Kong, Houston, Korea, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, DC. The Asia Society works to strengthen relationships and promote understanding among the people, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the United States. We seek to enhance dialogue, encourage creative expression, and generate new ideas across the fields of policy, business, education, arts, and culture.
The Asian Art Museum offers a variety of resources for educators to use in their classrooms. The museum’s resource collection includes resource packets, curriculum books, children’s literature, Asian art history books and educational videos, which can all be found on the site (for free).
The Asia Society's online clearinghouse for K–12 Asian and Asian American studies. AskAsia offers access to high-quality, classroom-tested resources and cultural information, engaging games and activities, and links to relevant people, places, and institutions. AskAsia is an integral part of the Asia Society's Asian Education Resource Center (AERC), a national initiative designed to provide access to quality resources on Asian and Asian American themes at the elementary and secondary levels.
A consortium of over one hundred North American colleges, ASIANetwork strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare a new generation of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies will play more and more prominent roles.
The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is a joint program of the University of Hawai‘i and the East-West Center. It was initiated in 1990 to increase American understanding of the Asia-Pacific region through college and university faculty development. 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.
A national list of centers/institutions/programs which sponsor Asian studies outreach.
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. With a campus in Honolulu and a Washington, D.C., office focused on preparing the U.S. for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence, the Center is helping to develop global leadership through programs that help current and future leaders understand the issues and people in this dynamic region.
The ExEAS program is intended to create innovative courses and teaching materials that incorporate the study of East Asia in broad thematic, transnational, and interdisciplinary contexts. The program is carried out by a teaching collaborative composed of postdoctoral fellows, members of the Barnard College and Columbia University faculty, and faculty participants from two- and four-year undergraduate institutions in the Northeastern United States. Syllabi, teaching units, and other materials developed by the ExEAS Teaching Collaborative are available for free to the public.
The Five College Center for East Asian Studies is one of many programs administered by Five Colleges, Incorporated. The member institutions of the consortium are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In addition to the Center's concern with undergraduate East Asian studies at the five institutions, we aim to support, encourage, and improve the teaching of East Asian cultures in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and two-year colleges in New England.
“In Asia: Weekly Insight and Features from Asia” is an informative weekly blog of the Asia Foundation, a 50-year-old organization that aspires to create a just, prosperous, and peaceful Asia. The blog covers news on over 20 Asian countries, from Afghanistan to Vietnam with insights from over 50 experts.
ISC promotes peace by furthering mutual understanding, friendship and trust through international student interchange. Since 1934 the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) has brought together American and Japanese university students, who jointly plan a bi-national cultural and academic peer exchange program. The Korea-America Student Conference (KASC) was founded for American and Korean university students in 2008. These fully immersive programs provide the unique opportunity for student leaders to introduce their academic interests and cultures to one another while networking with faculty, government officials, alumni and business leaders all over the world.
The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) was established within the Japan Foundation in 1991 with offices in both Tokyo and New York. To carry out its mission, CGP operates grant programs in three areas – intellectual exchange, grassroots exchange, and education – as well as self-initiated projects and fellowships. The Center supports an array of institutions and individuals, including nonprofit organizations, universities, policymakers, scholars and educators, and believes in the power of broad-based, multi-channel approaches to effect positive change.
The Korea Foundation was established in 1991 with the aim of enhancing Korea's image and reputation in the world through the promotion of various academic and cultural exchange programs.
The Korea Society is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea. In pursuit of its mission, the Society arranges programs that facilitate discussion, exchanges and research on topics of vital interest to both countries in the areas of public policy, business, education, intercultural relations and the arts.
Funded by the Freeman Foundation, the NCTA is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.
The Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, conducts national, regional, and state projects designed to enhance and expand teaching and learning about East Asia at the elementary and secondary school levels. Specific projects focus on curriculum development, professional development for teachers, and curriculum consultation and reform related to Asia in K-12 education.
Institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education that have established and operate comprehensive and undergraduate East Asian language and area studies centers.
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.
Youth For Understanding USA is a non-profit high school student exchange organization with many program offerings throughout the world. We offer summer, semester and year programs in several Asian countries, including China, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. The Japan program is perhaps one of our most popular programs due to the 150+ scholarships that are offered each year.