The Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder TEA News May 11


Upcoming CO Programs

National Opportunities

NCTA Seminars

Program Highlights





Upcoming Colorado Programs

Thursday, May 19, 2011. 6:00 p.m. "Why Japanese Are Misunderstood" and Update on Earthquake and Tsunami. Mr. Taka Muraji, Director of Global Ex, an intercultural business and communication training company in Boulder, will be speaking at the Global Village Museum located at 200 West Mountain in Ft. Collins. This event is sponsored by the Global Village Museum and the Consul General of Japan. The museum will also host a tea ceremony on Friday, May 20, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at the museum.  For more information, call 970-221-4600. 

Host a Chinese Exchange Student for a Week. Compass USA is bringing 25 Chinese high school students to Denver from June 30July 7.  Host families are needed to provide a bed, meals, and transportation to Denver University.  For more information, click here or contact Eric Schliemann at

Previously Mentioned Colorado Programs

Thursday, May 19, 2011. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Jackson/Ho China Forum on “Political Reform Elections in China.” Dr. Yawei Liu will give a presentation in room 150 of Cherrington Hall at the University of Denver. For more information, contact Dana Lewis at or visit

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 – 26, 2011, 11:00 a.m. start. Denver Cherry Blossom Festival. This sakura matsuri features live music, including taiko drum performances, as well as traditional Japanese dance, cultural demonstrations, arts and crafts, and family activities. Noodles, rice bowls, teriyaki chicken, and other Japanese foods will be available for purchase. The festival is free and will be held on Lawrence Street between 19th and 20th Streets. For more information, including an entertainment schedule for both days, visit

National Opportunities

Deadline. Thursday, May 19, 2011 . Education About Asia Special Offer. The Association for Asian Studies is moving to new offices in Ann Arbor in June and needs to reduce inventory. Do not miss this limited-time opportunity to subscribe to Education About Asia and receive backlist titles at a substantial discount. Please share this information with your school librarian.  To subscribe, renew your subscription, or receive a complete set of back issues of EAA for the cost of postage ($20), visit

Previously Mentioned National Opportunities

Deadline. Friday, June 3, 2011. Chinese Bridge Delegation. The College Board and Hanban (Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters) are offering a one-week education trip designed to help educational decision-makers start and expand Chinese language and culture programs. The program focuses on school visits, cultural activities, and educational workshops. Delegates will experience China firsthand by spending time in Beijing and one other city from November 3 – 11, 2011. For more information, visit

Deadline. Thursday, June 30, 2011. Kimono to Kawaii: Japanese Fashion New-York Style. Offered by the Japan Society, this eleven-day summer workshop for high school students will take place in New York from Monday, July 11 – Saturday, July 23. Through meetings with industry insiders, field trips, and hands-on workshops, participants will gain a broad overview of the Japanese fashion industry. For more information, visit

China Institute's Summer Study in China. This program provides high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese language, culture, and society in Beijing. Participating students live with a Chinese family with a host sibling of the same gender and similar age. The program features a curriculum equivalent to one academic year of high school Mandarin Chinese, including four periods of language training every weekday. For more information, visit

Concordia Summer Language Villages.  Offered for students aged 7 – 18 in languages such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, these programs combine language, culture, and camp activities. Programs are one, two, and four weeks long, with the four-week program offering one year of high school language credit. For more information, visit

The Laurasian Institution Seeks Independent Contractors. This not-for-profit organization specializes in cultural exchange programs between the United States and students from East Asia. Local coordinators are asked to help find host families and schools for exchange students. Although not a full-time job, local coordinators who successfully place students, fill out monthly reports, and provide support to the host family and student will receive a $1000 stipend per student. People from all states are welcome to apply. For more information, contact or visit

Summer 2011. Global Exploration for Educators Organization (GEEO).  GEEO is offering 13 different travel programs for the summer of 2011 including countries such as India/Nepal and China. GEEO provides teachers educational materials and the structure to help them bring their experiences into the classroom. The trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators and administrators, as well as retired educators. For more information, visit or contact GEEO at 1-877-600-0105.

NCTA Seminars

Summer NCTA seminars in Fullerton, CA, Richmond, VA, and Boulder, CO have closed registration. Contact for more information on fall NCTA programming.

Program Highlights





The Program for Teaching East Asia
University of Colorado at Boulder
595 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

(303) 735-5122

New Photovoice Webpage. The East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University has set up a webpage that may interest teachers who are looking for ways to connect their students with students in East Asia. The webpage provides step-by-step instructions for using Photovoice, a teaching methodology based on digital photo-sharing, to connect students across cultures.  To view the webpage, visit

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