Workshop: Being Japanese: Histories, Identities and Modernities

Location: Washington, United States

This faculty development workshop will explore how the meaning of being Japanese has changed over time, with a particular emphasis on the uses of history, literature and visual culture in shaping and representing a distinctively Japanese culture.

Designed to meet the needs of college and university educators committed to enhancing teaching about Japanese culture and society in their undergraduate courses, Being Japanese: Histories, Identities and Modernities is being organized by the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) a joint project of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai’i in collaboration with Central Washington University. Through a grant from the Japan Foundation, participants will receive awards of $300.

Directed by Peter Nosco (University of British Columbia), the workshop will be conducted as a seminar combining content-focused lectures with group discussions. It will culminate with a session exploring strategies for infusing workshop content into undergraduate humanities and social science curricula.

For both application information and the workshop schedule, follow the links on the ASDP website:

Application deadline: February 18, 2011

Dr. Peter Hershock
Coordinator, Asian Studies Development Program
East-West Center, Burns 2103
1601 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
808-944-7757; 808-944-7070 (fax)

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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