Infusing Chinese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum


Image of a musical instrument called the pipa, from the Ming Dynasty.
Pipa. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), late
16th-early 17th century, China.
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Institute Dates:  July 31 - August 11, 2017

Location:  East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai'i

Application Deadline:  March 10, 2017 Extended to March 17, 2017

This multidisciplinary, two-week Institute fosters faculty and program development aimed at enhancing undergraduate teaching and learning about Asian cultures and societies.  Hosted annually since 1991, the institute on Infusing Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum offers undergraduate educators the opportunity to interact with leading Asian studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, site visitsand cultural events.

The 2017 Infusing Institute will be directed by Dr. Peter Hershock and will feature presentations on Chinese history, religion, philosophy, art and literature, as well as sessions on the political economy, social transformation and cultural dynamics of contemporary China.

Designed to meet the needs of educators involved in both curriculum and program development, the Infusing Institute is open both to individual applicants and to two- to three-person teams from colleges and universities committed to furthering undergraduate Asian studies.

Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse and their home institutions are asked to cover airfares and a program fee of $350.