The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is an interdisciplinary unit composed of faculty members whose teaching and research focus primarily on China, Japan, Korea, and bordering areas.
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Deadline Extended until Friday, May 31st!
STARTALK Penn High School Chinese Academy: July 1 - August 2, 2013
The University of Pennsylvania is delighted to announce the seventh year of its summer
STARTALK Penn High School Chinese Academy. Aimed at high school students in all grades, this intensive Chinese language program couples Penn’s internationally known Chinese language and studies programs with its extensive experience in intellectual development programs for high school students. To allow for the most students to apply for this fantastic opportunity, our deadline has been extended until Friday, May 31st!
Applying is easy, and you can scan or fax your completed materials for easy submission! Click here for the application!
Congratulations to our Phila-Nipponica Teachers!
The Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the group of 12 teachers selected to participate in the Phila-Nipponica program for 2013. This cohort has successfully completed a series of preparatory seminars, and will travel to Japan for a 17-day study tour this summer. The program will conclude with curriculum workshops in the fall.
- Michelle Alcaraz, Preparatory Charter High School
- Maya Bhagat, Benjamin Franklin High School
- Patrice Dias, Grey Nun Academy
- Theresa Eck, Academy at Palumbo
- Stephanie Gaunay, Edison Fareira High School
- Elissa Goldberg, Amy at James Martin Middle School
- Susan Lee, Academy at Palumbo
- Meghan McCabe, Academy at Palumbo
- Katina Mitses, H.H. Furness High School
- Jean L. Moore, Rosemont School of the Holy Child
- Steve Teare, Edward Bok Technical High School
- Jade Tuff, Academy at Palumbo
Phila-Nipponica is intended to educate “beginners” about Japan, offering a broad base of history and culture in preparation for a study-tour of Japan, with a focus on: Recovering Japan: Preparing Philadelphia Area Educators to Teach about Japan as It Responds to the Disasters of 2011.
The University of Pennsylvania Center for East Asian Studies is pleased to offer the Phila-Nipponica Project, the 13th year in a series that has helped nearly two hundred Philadelphia-area educators enhance their classroom teaching about Japan through seminars, a summer study-tour, and curriculum development workshops.
East Asian Area Studies Major and Minor
For additional information about the East Asian Area Studies Major and Minor please visit our Degree, Programs and Requirements page or contact Dr. Frank L. Chance.
For the most recent list of courses, please visit our Academics page.