Infusing Institute - 2014

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Infusing Chinese and Japanese Religion, Art and Politics into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Dates:  July 21-August 8, 2014
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

This multidisciplinary Institute fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies. The program offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visits and cultural events.

The first two weeks of the 2014 program will include thematic overviews of Chinese and Japanese history; sessions on the religious traditions of Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Shinto; and both China- and Japan-focused talks on pre-modern art traditions. Throughout, consideration will be given to the interplay among religion, art, authority and power. The final week of the program will address the transformation of religious, artistic and governance traditions in modern and contemporary China and Japan.  The 2014 Infusing Institute will be directed by Peter Hershock (East-West Center) and Stanley Murashige (School of the Art Institute of Chicago).

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