The annual Japanese Olympiad of Indiana (JOI) will take place at Indiana University Bloomington on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Over 100 high school students from across the state will compete in teams as they demonstrate their knowledge of Japanese language and culture. The event is cosponsored by the East Asian Studies Center, the Association of Indiana Teachers of Japanese, and the Japan Foundation. For a summary of last year’s competition visit http://www.indiana.edu/~easc/publications/news/reports.shtml#R11.
The study tour is funded by a grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Freeman Foundation.
The Spring 2014 Korean Book Workshop is an opportunity for students at both Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to meet with scholars who focus on Korea and discuss their research and publications. This Spring, the workshop scholars will be Hyunjoon Park from the University of Pennsylvania (in early March), Sean Kim from the University of Central Missouri (in late March), and Theodore Q. Hughes from Columbia University (Date TBD).
Every year, EASC coordinates NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars for K-12 teachers in the Midwest and South. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation and taught by expert faculty, these seminars are designed to help teachers become more knowledgeable about East Asia and to assist them with developing strategies to pass that knowledge on to their students. Participants receive free books, school resources, and a personal stipend upon successful completion of the program. NCTA Teaching about Asia seminars will be held in the following locations in 2014:
St. Paul, MN
For more information, please visit EASC’S NCTA Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.
From July 6-11, 2014, EASC will hold its 16th annual NCTA Teaching East Asian Literature in the High School Workshop at IU Bloomington. Generously funded by the Freeman Foundation, this workshop’s intention is to immerse teachers in East Asian literature and history; thereby providing them with the background and materials necessary to introduce an East Asian component into their curriculum. Participants will develop classroom-ready lesson plans as the culmination of an intensive week of lectures, discussions, teaching strategy sessions, and cultural activities. Upon successful completion of the workshop, participants’ schools will receive a $300 grant for the purchase of East Asian resources for the classroom. Participation is limited to 25 teachers. For more information, see the Web site, or contact outreach coordinator Cathy Gao.