Director, Program for Teaching East Asia • Director, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
Center for Asian Studies

Education

M.A., Asian Studies, University of Oregon
B.A., Sociology, Duke University

Profile

Lynn Parisi is Director of the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA). She received her undergraduate degree and teaching credentials from Duke University and her MA in Asian Studies from the University of Oregon.  Following several years teaching in the United States and Japan, in 1985 Parisi launched the Rocky Mountain Japan Project as a K-12 educational program and expanded that program to become the Program for Teaching East Asia in 1997, moving the operation to the University of Colorado Center for Asian Studies in 2000. Parisi is also a founder and national co-director of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Parisi’s professional work focuses on bridging the gap between new scholarship and precollege teaching about East Asia. To that end, she has served as principal investigator of more than 30 grant-funded projects providing professional development programs, including summer institutes, online courses, workshops, and East Asia study tours for elementary and secondary teachers. Her research and curriculum development focus on modern Japanese history, the use of visual materials in the construction of historical narrative, and the role of visual culture and literacy in history education. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Association for Asian Studies and the University of Colorado. She serves on editorial and advisory boards of the Association for Asian Studies and the United States-Japan Foundation.

Selected Publications

2007. Dower, John, and Lynn Parisi. Yokohama Boomtown. Visualizing Cultures. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2007. Parisi, Lynn.  “An EAA Interview with Houghton Freeman.”  Education About Asia, Volume 12, No. 2 (Fall).

2006. Dower, John, and Lynn Parisi. Throwing Off Asia. Visualizing Cultures. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

2000. Parisi, Lynn, Kathleen Masalski, and others. Japan, 1945-89: Recreating a Modern Nation. A Humanities Approach to Japanese History. Boulder, CO: Social Science Education Consortium.

1997. Parisi, Lynn, Sara Thompson, and Anne Stevens. Meiji Japan: The Dynamics of National Change. A Humanities Approach to Japanese History. Boulder, CO: Social Science Education Consortium.

1995. Parisi, Lynn S. The Constitution and Individual Rights in Japan: Lessons for Middle and High School Teachers. Bloomington, IN: National Clearinghouse for US-Japan Studies.