"Continuities and Transformations in East Asian Culture and Society" is a collaborative faculty development workshop that is part of the outreach activities of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) --- a joint project of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii, established in 1990 with the mission of infusing Asian content throughout the undergraduate curriculum. The workshop, co-sponsored by the East-West Center, the University of Hawaii,
and the University of Redlands with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, will take place on October 18-20, 2002, at the campus of the University of Redlands, 65 miles east of Los Angeles. It is open to full-time faculty from North American colleges and universities. Approximately 35 applicants will be selected for participation. Preference will be given to faculty who are not specialists in East Asian Studies.
The workshop will begin with a keynote speech on "Making a Life Significant: Confucianism and Dewey in Dialogue" by Dr. Roger Ames of the University of Hawaii on the evening of Friday, October 18. There will be three 2-hour sessions on Saturday, Oct. 19. Each session will begin with a presentation by an invited speaker, followed by a discussion. The scheduled sessions are: "Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Does Culture Matter?" with Dr. Peter Hershock (East-West Center) and Dr. Roger Ames; "Building a Sense of Community in Japanese Urban Neighborhood" with Dr. Sawa Becker (Univ. of Redlands) and Dr. Scott Littleton (Occidental College); "'Romance of the Fruit Peddler': Images of Urban Transformation in Early Twentieth Century China" with Dr. Paul Pickowicz (University of California, San Diego).
There will be a banquet on the evening of Oct. 19, followed by informal discussions and film screenings. All invited speakers will also participate in the concluding general discussion on Sunday morning.
Meals and transportation in Redlands will be provided, but each participant will be responsible for a $75 registration fee plus transportation to Redlands and lodgings. Hotel accommodations at group rates will be available for approximately $89 per night. Application deadline is September 6, 2002.
For more information and application forms, contact Dr. Xinyan Jiang or visit the workshop Web site.
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