Join us to learn about the connections among as well as the differences between the four national languages (and language families) of East Asia. How they are spoken and written and what this reflects about the diversity, as well as the unity, of East Asia. A key for introducing the cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam to students.

Thursday, Feb 27, 7-9 p.m. EST [6 CST/5 MST/4 PST]
Speaker: Jonathan Lipman, Mount Holyoke College

Manga comics and Japanese animation permeate popular culture world wide. Learn more about these popular forms and their evolution...a proven avenue for launching deeper exploration of Japanese society and culture with students.

Tuesday, Apr 22, 7-9 p.m. EDT [6 CDT/5 MDT/4 PDT]
Speaker: William Tsutsui, Southern Methodist University

Experiential Education, Applied Learning, and Globalization - these are popular terms that are being used to describe a standard for the 21st century education. Explore the use of technology to facilitate student interaction with peers in Japan and East Asia, allowing them to experience another culture and apply their learned skills in authentic situations. Participants will also gain cultural tips and recommendations for developing a global exchange.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 7-9 p.m. EDT [6 CDT/5 MDT/4 PDT]
Speaker: Yoko Kano, University of North Carolina, Wilmington