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K-12 Internet Resources

Asia Education Media Service
AEMS is a national clearinghouse for information about educational media materials related to Asia. Their up-to-date online media database includes price and distributor information for materials in print, as well as holding/lending information for materials in the US.

Asia for Educators
Columbia University's East Asian Curriculum Project and Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum created Asia for Educators, a Web site that provides workbooks, lesson plans, and unit outlines as well as information on textbooks and travel and language programs. A library of short multi-media discussions features topics related to China and Japan.

Asia for Kids
Asia for Kids is a company that sells books, language textbooks, videos, audio cassettes, software, CD-ROMs, dolls, games, posters, crafts, T-shirts and resource materials for parents and teachers.

Asian Film Connection
This Web site provides comprehensive information about films from Asia, especially films from China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Site sponsors include Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College; and the University Library and the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Ask Asia
This educational site of the Asia Society is a resource for K-12 educators and students of Asian and Asian American studies.

The Association for Asian Studies
AAS is a professional association for scholars interested in East, South, and Southeast Asia. AAS is the publisher of Education about Asia.

CyberSchool Bus
This United Nations-sponsored site offers a variety of resources on population and environmental trends, national statistics, city profiles, and UN operations.

Education about Asia
This is the Web site for Education About Asia, an excellent journal for K-16 teachers.

Five College Center for East Asian Studies
Five Colleges is a consortium concerned with improving the teaching of East Asian culture in elementary through undergraduate education. The Web site includes a variety of East Asia resources and information on opportunities for firsthand cultural experiences. Member institutions are Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a non-profit organization administering over 200 programs, including East Asia-related professional development programs for K-12 educators.

National Clearinghouse for U.S.- Japan Studies
The National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan Studies is based at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). It offers educators information about Japan’s history and culture, covering such topics as World War II, music, education, religion, food, architecture, the environment, geography, and more. Resources include extensive internet guides and bibliographies.

Stanford Program on International Cross-Cultural Education
SPICE provides high-quality curriculum materials on international and cross-cultural topics, many concerning East Asia. Over one hundred supplementary curriculum units on Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the global environment, and international political economy are available from this Stanford-based program.

Program for Teaching East Asia
Located at the University of Colorado, the TEA Web site provides information about specific projects such as curriculum development, professional development for teachers, curriculum consultation, and reform in K-12 education related to Asia.

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University of Washington

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
Confucius Institutes are non-governmental and non-profit organizations affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. These institutes look to enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture throughout the United States.

Department of Asian Languages and Literature
The University of Washington's Department of Asian Languages and Literature offers instruction and degree programs in the principal languages and literatures of Asia, including East, Southeast, Central, and South Asia. Offerings include a graduate degree program in Buddhist studies.

East Asia Center
The University of Washington's East Asia Center at the Jackson School of International Studies serves as a comprehensive center to advance knowledge of China, Japan, and Korea through undergraduate, graduate, and professional instructional programs, faculty research, the East Asia Library, and outreach programs for the community.

East Asia Library
The East Asia Library supports teaching and research activities on East Asian studies at the University of Washington. The collection is primarily composed of materials in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan, and covers all areas of the humanities and social sciences.

Japan Studies Outreach
Throughout the year, the UW's Japan Studies Outreach Office and the Japan studies program co-sponsor numerous public colloquia, lectures, and film festivals. A semi-annual newsletter is also published by the outreach office.

Jackson School Calendar
This events calendar contains the most up-to-date listing of Jackson School activities.

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Washington Resources

Chinese Language Teachers Network
The purpose of CLTN is to promote teaching of Chinese language at all educational levels in the State of Washington. It works to inform the public about issues related to teaching Chinese; develop a resource network for Chinese language educators; and arrange professional development workshops for teachers.

Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
Confucius Institutes are non-governmental and non-profit organizations affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China. These institutes look to enhance understanding of Chinese language and culture throughout the United States.

Hyogo Business & Cultural Center
HBCC is committed to nurturing stronger governmental, business, and cultural relations between Hyogo Prefecture and the US. Through a variety of programs and services, HBCC expands international friendship and understanding with a focus on Hyogo's sister-state, Washington.

Japan in a Suitcase Program
Sponsored by the Japan-America Society, the Japan in a Suitcase Program presents a day in the life of a Japanese child using visual aids and items from Japan to make the experience as real as possible.

Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute
The Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute is a non-profit educational institution that provides intensive English-language and American culture classes to Japanese students from Mukogawa Women's University (MWU) in Nishinomiya, Japan. MFWI also has a Japanese Cultural Center, which offers many cultural programs and exchanges for the region.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
The Seattle Asian Art Museum features a collection of artifacts from many historical periods and regions of Asia. Most events and the McCaw Foundation Library are open to the public.

Seattle Chinese Garden
Located on the campus of the South Seattle Community College, the Seattle Chinese Garden is an ever-evolving public space, which offers many cultural and educational programs.

Seattle International Children's Festival
This annual eight-day event, featuring artists from Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas, has introduced more than 500,000 young people to the sights, sounds, music, movement and theater arts of cultures worldwide. In-depth workshops and educational materials are available to help teachers merge performances into history, social studies, language, and performing-arts lessons.

Seattle Japanese Garden
Located within the Washington Park Arboretum, this is a three-and-a-half-acre formal garden designed and constructed under the supervision of world-renowned Japanese garden designer Juki Iida in 1960. Chado (The Way of Tea) demonstrations are offered periodically in the traditional teahouse.

World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council is a membership-based organization that creates forums for discussion of critical world issues. Members of the council include schools, public institutions, businesses, and individuals who want firsthand information on global issues and direct participation in international exchange.

Washington State Council for Social Studies
WSCSS provides educators across the state of Washington with professional-development programs on teaching social studies in K-12 education.

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National Resources

East Asian Institute, Columbia University
East Asia Program, Cornell University
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University
Asia Center, Harvard University
Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago
Center for East Asia and Pacific Studies, University Of Illinois
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Asian Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh
East Asian Studies Center, University of Southern California
Center for East Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin

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East Asia Resource Center
University of Washington
Box 353650
302 Thomson Hall
Seattle, WA 98195
206.543.1921 phone
206.685.0668 fax

Mary Bernson