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East Asia: Communism, Capitalism, Gone Girls and Godzilla
Friday, April 7, 2017

A curriculum-development workshop for community college faculty

From China and Japan to Mongolia and the Koreas, the countries of East Asia are key players on the global stage. College graduates who have knowledge about these cultures and their economic clout will have a better chance of finding work in today's competitive job market. 

We invite all community college faculty to join us for a day dedicated to increasing your knowledge of the region so you can pass this knowledge on to your students.

Join us Friday, April 7, 2017, at Johnson County Community College for a morning of presentations followed by a Q&A session with our expert panelists. Panelists will also make themselves available to participants via email for a period of three months after the workshop for any follow-up questions.

This event is FREE to all community college instructors, and a FREE lunch will be served, but you must register by March 31, 2017. The workshop is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas.

Students and community members are welcome to attend any conference presentation at no charge. Registration for students and community members is not required.

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Register today!
9:30–9:45 AM
Registration and Coffee
9:45–10 AM
Marc Greenburg
10–10:45 AM
"Venture Communism and the Future of U.S./China Relations"
Tailan Chi
10:45–11 AM
11–11:45 AM
"Environmental Challenges in 21st Century Mongolia"
J. Christopher Brown
11:45 AM–1 PM 
1–1:15 PM
"The Importance of Teaching about East Asia"
Henry Bial
1:15–2 PM
"Black, Grey and White: Politics through the Eyes of the Artist in China from 1949-2017"
Hong Chun Zhang
2–2:15 PM
2:15–3 PM
"J-Pop from Godzilla to Pokémon Go . . . and Beyond"
Keynote Speaker: Bill Tsutsui
3–3:30 PM
Panel Q&A