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Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies: A Two-Year Initiative Focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions Enhancing Undergraduate Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies: A Two-Year Initiative Focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions
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Asian Studies Development Program
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This multiyear project aims to enhance Asia-focused teaching and learning in higher education through advancing teaching expertise on China (Year 1) and Southeast Asia (Year 2). Organized around annual summer residential institutes in Honolulu and workshops on the campuses of participating colleges and universities, the project will provide participating faculty members and teams with resources for developing new curricula and drafting institutional development strategies.

Reflecting the commitments of both the Henry Luce Foundation and the East-West Center (EWC) to diversity, equity and inclusion, the project will contribute to closing the Asian studies divide in American undergraduate education through nurturing relationships among minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and faculty members, including those that serve significantly Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and Asian-American student bodies and communities.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., the Luce Foundation advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.

INSTITUTES

The two-week residential institutes in 2023 and 2024 will include both individual participants and two- to three-person institutional teams, and each program will offer 30 hours of lectures, group discussions, film screenings and team meetings designed to equip participants to expand Asian studies on their home campuses. Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall, as well as a travel stipend of up to $800.

Interested faculty may apply to one or both summer institute programs. Participating teams and individual faculty members will be selected each year, with preference given to institutions that will field teams or individual faculty members for both years of the project.

2023 Summer Institute: Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

  • July 10-21, 2023
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Shana Brown (University of Hawaiˋi at Mānoa, Department of History)
  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

2024 Summer Institute: Modern Southeast Asia: Colonial Legacies, Lasting Diversities

  • July 29-August 9, 2024
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Ehito Kimura (University of Hawaiˋi at Mānoa, Department of Political Science)
  • The application period will open November 1, 2023

The institute will examine Southeast Asia in its broad geographical and historical context as a distinctive cultural crossroads that was subject to competing colonial interests from the 17th to the early 20th century and that remains one of the most linguistically, ethnically and religiously diverse regions of the world. Emphasis will be placed on providing pedagogically useful insights into Southeast Asian responses to external forces, highlighting the striking persistence and transformative force of local traditions that inform the region’s complex contemporary social and political identities. Week One of the program will include sessions on Southeast Asian history, literature, and art. Week Two will include sessions on 20th and 21st century social, economic, political, and cultural transformations. 
The Institute Co-Directors will select presenting faculty in Summer 2023.

More information coming soon


CAMPUS WORKSHOPS

The project will include six campus workshops—one each Fall and two each Spring over the course of the project. These workshops will feature lecture-presentations open to both students and faculty, meetings with interested faculty and administrators, and sessions to discuss course and course module designs and implementation. Organized in collaboration with hosting campuses, the programs will serve to sustain faculty involvement in the project and to foster student interest in and administrative support for Asian studies.


CONTACT US

For information about the program content, contact the Institute Co-Director, Peter Hershock. For information about application procedures, contact Erin Watanabe. 

  • Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP

The Henry Luce Foundation logo

This multiyear project aims to enhance Asia-focused teaching and learning in higher education through advancing teaching expertise on China (Year 1) and Southeast Asia (Year 2). Organized around annual summer residential institutes in Honolulu and workshops on the campuses of participating colleges and universities, the project will provide participating faculty members and teams with resources for developing new curricula and drafting institutional development strategies.

Reflecting the commitments of both the Henry Luce Foundation and the East-West Center (EWC) to diversity, equity and inclusion, the project will contribute to closing the Asian studies divide in American undergraduate education through nurturing relationships among minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and faculty members, including those that serve significantly Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and Asian-American student bodies and communities.

Henry Luce Foundation

The Henry Luce Foundation seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating new leaders, and fostering international understanding. Established in 1936 by Henry R. Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., the Luce Foundation advances its mission through grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy.

INSTITUTES

The two-week residential institutes in 2023 and 2024 will include both individual participants and two- to three-person institutional teams, and each program will offer 30 hours of lectures, group discussions, film screenings and team meetings designed to equip participants to expand Asian studies on their home campuses. Participants will receive lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall, as well as a travel stipend of up to $800.

Interested faculty may apply to one or both summer institute programs. Participating teams and individual faculty members will be selected each year, with preference given to institutions that will field teams or individual faculty members for both years of the project.

2023 Summer Institute: Modern China in Three Keys: History, Culture and Social Change

  • July 10-21, 2023
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Shana Brown (University of Hawaiˋi at Mānoa, Department of History)
  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2023

2024 Summer Institute: Modern Southeast Asia: Colonial Legacies, Lasting Diversities

  • July 29-August 9, 2024
  • Directors: Peter D. Hershock (East-West Center) and Ehito Kimura (University of Hawaiˋi at Mānoa, Department of Political Science)
  • The application period will open November 1, 2023

The institute will examine Southeast Asia in its broad geographical and historical context as a distinctive cultural crossroads that was subject to competing colonial interests from the 17th to the early 20th century and that remains one of the most linguistically, ethnically and religiously diverse regions of the world. Emphasis will be placed on providing pedagogically useful insights into Southeast Asian responses to external forces, highlighting the striking persistence and transformative force of local traditions that inform the region’s complex contemporary social and political identities. Week One of the program will include sessions on Southeast Asian history, literature, and art. Week Two will include sessions on 20th and 21st century social, economic, political, and cultural transformations. 
The Institute Co-Directors will select presenting faculty in Summer 2023.

More information coming soon


CAMPUS WORKSHOPS

The project will include six campus workshops—one each Fall and two each Spring over the course of the project. These workshops will feature lecture-presentations open to both students and faculty, meetings with interested faculty and administrators, and sessions to discuss course and course module designs and implementation. Organized in collaboration with hosting campuses, the programs will serve to sustain faculty involvement in the project and to foster student interest in and administrative support for Asian studies.


CONTACT US

For information about the program content, contact the Institute Co-Director, Peter Hershock. For information about application procedures, contact Erin Watanabe. 

  • Peter Hershock, East-West Center Director of ASDP