|National Consortium for Teaching of Asia (NCTA)
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.
Launched in October 1998, this nationwide program is a collaboration of the East Asian Studies programs of five national institutions -- theUniversity of Washington, the University of Colorado,?Indiana University,?Columbia University, and the Five College Center for East Asian Studies.
Since its inception NCTA has established introductory seminars for teachers in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For more information, go to www.nctasia.org
|Postcards from Asia/Postcards from Abroad
Since 2004, the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas has produced a 60-second radio program that takes a quick look at interesting stories from around the world. Originally called Postcards from Asia and now known as Postcards from Abroad due to the involvement and contributions of the other area studies centers at KU, the program allows listeners to take a minute to "travel" around the world to learn about things such as Japan's swimming samurai warriors, the "walking" palm trees of Ecuador, or the poetry-covered grave markers found in a small town in Romania. If you'd like to know more -- or to hear the Postcards for yourself-- click here.
|International Summer Institute
Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; European Union Center; Center for Global Studies; Center for International Business and Education Research; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Russian, East European and Eurasian Center; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; and funding support from the Title VI Program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Japan House brings about cultural understanding and offers exposure to new perspectives through the study of Japanese aesthetics and traditional arts, built particularly around the time-honored art form of Chado, the Way of Tea. Japan House provides an essential opportunity for students of the College and University and the broader community to gain a deeper sensitivity towards diverse cultures.