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online supplemental materials

we are pleased to provide readers with supplemental materials that directly relate to features, essays, and reviews that we publish in the print version of education about asia. we are providing these materials for two reasons: (i): often, particularly interested readers seek extra information about topics that authors address in eaa; and (ii) economic considerations dictate page limitations for the print version.

these supplemental online materials may also be accessed by browsing or searching by article title, keyword, country or region, and author.

online supplements to volume 24, number 1 (spring 2019) —
schools and asia

online supplements to volume 23, number 3 (winter 2018) —
what should we know about asia?

online supplements to volume 23, number 2 (fall 2018) —
demographics, social policy, and asia (part ii)

online supplement to volume 23, number 1 (spring 2018) —
asian politics

online supplements to volume 22, number 3 (winter 2017) — demographics, social policy, and asia (part i)

online supplements to volume 22, number 2 (fall 2017) — water and asia

online supplements to volume 22, number 1 (spring 2017) — contemporary postcolonial asia

supplements to "modeling asia: an east china sea simulation" by lauren mckee

online supplements to volume 21, number 3 (winter 2016) — traditional and contemporary asia: numbers, symbols, and colors

the great courses

film review

key issues in asian studies

supplemental materials for “enlivened learning: how to play the karma-based moksha game in the college classroom” by mark dennis

introduction (please read first)


"how to play moksha” screencasts

online supplement to volume 21, number 2 (fall 2016) — sports, culture, and asia

online supplements to volume 21, number 1 (spring 2016) — asia in ap, ib, and undergraduate honors courses


resource materials

course syllabi

online supplements to volume 20, number 3 (winter 2015) — india: past, present, and future




online supplements to volume 20, number 2 (fall 2015) — asia: biographies and personal stories, part ii

feature article: mori arinori and japanese education (1847-1889) by terumichi morikawa

feature article: shifting gender roles in postwar japan: the on-screen life of actress hara setsuko by kelly hansen

film review: mrs. judo: be strong, be gentle, be beautiful. reviewed by david huebner

online supplements to volume 20, number 1 (spring 2015) — southeast asia in the humanities and social sciences curricula

three southeast asian nations: brunei, cambodia, and laos

online resources for usg asia council teaching southeast asia workshop and teaching southeast asia interactively the asean 'plus three' simulation

online supplements to volume 19, number 3 (winter 2014) — asia: biographies and personal stories, part i

special segment on chinese migration featuring three teaching resource essays by, respectively, an undergraduate instructor, middle school teacher, and high school teacher.

  • "understanding and teaching migration in china" by david kenley
  • "a media-enhanced middle school study of modern chinese migration" by karen gaul
  • "encountering migration: factory girls and bafa bafa" by matthew sudnik

a sample dictionary entry on soong mei-ling from the berkshire dictionary of chinese biography.

online supplements to volume 19, number 2 (fall 2014) — maritime asia


maritime crossroads of geopolitics in east asia a reexamination of historic ocean perspectives in japan by toru yamada


sasabune: hiroshima riverboat by michelle damian

book review essays

southeast asia: past & present (seventh edition). reviewed by jon g. malek

the orphan master's son: a novel. reviewed by constance vidor

film review

in the grey zone and a2-b-c. reviewed by david huebner

supplements to articles

discussion questions and bibliography for "visions of the sea in early japanese literature" by fay beauchamp

further resources for "remonstrance" by anita andrew and robert andré lafleur

online supplements to volume 19, number 1 (spring 2014) — teaching asia through field trips and experiential learning


globalizing science and engineering through on-site project-based learning by jennifer rudolph


key issues in asian studies: east asian societies by w. lawrence neuman

key issues in asian studies: japan since 1945 by paul e. dunscomb

book review

modern japan: a historical survey (fifth edition). reviewed by jason morgan


online links for "mapping 'made in china'" by mark henderson

online supplements to volume 18, number 3 (winter 2013) — central asia


terrorism in central asia: dynamics, dimensions, and sources, by mariya omelicheva

the oratory of khans and queens: reading the secret history of the mongols rhetorically, by phillip p. marzluf


teaching post-mao china: two classic films — by melisa holden

tajikistan: historical windows — by nandini bhattacharya

basic facts kyrgyzstan and tajikistan

book reviews

sources of vietnamese tradition. reviewed by shelton woods

a contest for supremacy: china, america, and the struggle for mastery in asia. reviewed by arthur barbeau

online supplements to volume 18, number 2 (fall 2013)

values lesson plan: how currency reveals cultural values (corrected) by mary connor

note: in the spring 2013 issue of eaa (vol 18:1), mary connor, on page 59 of her teaching resources essay "values lesson plan: how currency reveals cultural values," accidentally used a facsimile of a 1,000 won rather than a 5,000 won bill. this bill contained an incorrect portrait that did not match the accompanying biography of the confucian scholar best known by his pen name of yulgok. the figure depicted instead was of the famous confucian scholar yi hwang. we are including the corrected version above and apologize for the error.

the asia pacific journal: japan focus course readers. reviewed by peter k. frost

book review: the indian ocean tsunami: the global response to a natural disaster. reviewed by greg bankoff

internet links: archive of turkish oral narrative: an introduction, by hb paksoy

online supplements to volume 18, number 1 (spring 2013)

emily of emerald hill: a reaffirmation of peranakan culture by coonoor kriplani

links to internet materials for the qin: china's most revered musical instrument by ann l. silverberg

a tour of music cultures in south asia: classical and devotional music: audio and performance examples by allyn miner

online supplements to volume 17, number 3 (winter 2012)

view the teaching resources that accompany the article china's great leap forward by clayton d. brown

feature: japanese exclusion and the american labor movement: 1900 to 1924 by lesley solomon

feature: viewing china: observations of china's cultural landscapes by craig r. laing

feature: remembrance: dissident vietnamese poet nguyen chi thien. from dan duffy of the vietnam literature project (vnlp)

online supplements to volume 17, number 2 (fall 2012)

feature: educating students about asia-pacific economic cooperation (apec) by robert l. curry, jr.

review: neo-confucian self-cultivation by barry c. keenan. reviewed by stephen j. laumakis

links to afghan music to accompany the feature article "music in afghanistan" by hiromi lorraine sakata

online supplement to volume 17, number 1 (spring 2012)

feature: music as a gateway to learning about east asia by anne prescott

supplement: contemporary chinese art by patricia eichenbaum karetzky

supplement: contemporary korean ceramic artists by mei-ling hom and david mcclelland

online reviews:

the routledge handbook of japanese politics (reviewed by david m. potter)

teaching the daode jing (reviewed by david jones)

china's rise in historical perspective (reviewed by richard l. wilson)

online supplement to volume 16, number 3 (winter 2011)

using food to teach about chinese culture by kandice hauf

understanding contemporary asia through food by eriberto p. lozada

poha—krishna’s favorite by aparna heroor

helping students overcome fear of "foreignness" in teaching asian religions by robert steed

volume 16, number 2 (fall 2011)

why japan matters: essays from elgin heinz outstanding teacher award winners: leslie birkland, sharon corologos, john frank, sandra garcia, vicki gonterman, jessica haxhi, barbara horowitz, sachiko murphy, masayo nakamura, michelle pearson, adam podell, mimiya worland, fumiko ziemer

book review: a history of thailand. reviewed by timothy d. hoare

book review: understanding contemporary india, 2nd edition. reviewed by christopher l. shaw

volume 16, number 1 (spring 2011)

a review of "the berkshire encyclopedia of china: modern and historic views of the world's newest and oldest global power."

volume 15, number 3 (winter 2010)

lesson plans to accompany lee taylor's article "the sister mountain curriculum project: mount rainier and mount fuji. a brief interview with peter conrick and setsuro kobayashi."


mapping the ring of fire


this lesson, developed by paul tankovich who teaches earth science and physical science at ridgetop junior high school in silverdale, washington, is designed for geography classes in grades six through nine, although it can be easily adapted for the high school and introductory university survey levels. portions of “mapping the ring of fire” are also applicable to earth sciences classes. students learn more about the geography and geology of the pacific rim through engaging in a variety of mapping and internet-based assignments.


mount fuji and mount rainier: creating a sense of place


kevin olson, who teaches world studies and us history at timberline high school in lacey washington, developed a high school social studies lesson that is designed for five, one-hour long class periods. students analyze primary source documents, do historical research, and engage in classroom role-playing to understand the concept “sense of place,” using mount fuji and mount rainer as case studies.


two mountains, two peoples: power point project


this lesson, developed by peter conrick who teaches language arts, world history, and social studies at kamiakan junior high school, kirkland, washington, is for high school students and language arts or social studies teachers. it has a strong humanities focus but strong economic and political components as well. designed for five, one-hour periods, students examine paintings, photography, and literature, and learn about economic and political issues as they plan and construct power point presentations illustrating the impact of the two mountains on people who live near them.


postcards to a friend


this lesson by everett hill was adapted from an earlier lesson by nicole snyder. everett hill teaches life, physical and earth science, and math at sequoya middle school in auburn, washington. “postcards to a friend” is intended for students in grades six through twelve. it could be used in either social studies or language arts classes. this is a practical, yet creative lesson that could, depending upon teacher planning encompass three to five one-hour classes. students learn about mount rainier and mount fuji through taking a virtual trip to each site and writing ten postcards to a friend about their experiences with each mountain.

volume 15, number 2 (fall 2010)

(1) online only article to accompany "neighborhood shinto: tokyo’s ana-hachiman shrine" by paul b.watt

a look at one japanese temple: background to the temple of great treasure, daihou-ji by guven witteveen

(2) a supplemental online article to accompany "students interrogate buddhism: using the reader response technique to enhance classroom interaction" by jeannette ludwig

volume 15, number 1 (spring 2010)

pedagogical resources on india


india: pedagogical resources for history, current affairs, and the visual arts


good pedagogical resources on india are scarce, and this review gives teachers an array of india-related descriptions and links to classroom activities and essays from the asia society web site.

teaching activities from “befriending the safron tiger—balance in teaching the india economy,” a feature article from the spring 2010 issue of education about asia by secondary economics teacher christopher shaw, contains classroom activities for students in sixth through twelfth grade.

volume 14, number 3 (winter 2009)

the following link provides you with a study guide to accompany the review of the film "out of the poison tree," directed by beth pielert (good film works, 2006) and reviewed by nancy janus on pages 71-72 of the winter 2009 issue.

volume 13, number 1 (spring 2008)

the following link provides you with study questions to accompany ann marie leshkowich's article "entrepreneurial families in viet nam: controversial symbols of moral dilemmas in changing times" from pages 11–16 of the spring 2008 issue.

volume 12, number 1 (spring 2007)

the following link provides you with "classroom friendly" pdf versions of the lesson plan handouts that accompany rachel mcdevitt's ncta lesson plan, "confucianism: understanding and applying the analects of confucius" from pages 46 and 47 of the spring 2007 issue.


volume 11, number 3 (winter 2006)

to accompany jean elliott johnson's article "china 1905-1908: harrison sacket elliott's letters and photographs."

we have included larger photographs for those eaa subscribers who have a copy of the winter 2006 issue (volume 11:3) and would like to download them for classroom use in conjunction with jean johnson’s essay on her father’s experiences in early 20th-century china. we thank jean johnson, and ruth tonkiss-cameron of the burke library archives at union theological seminary, for providing eaa subscribers with access to the photographs.


volume 11, number 2 (fall 2006)

ncta lesson plan: "the 'opening' of the east: differing perspectives" by laura delmore lay. print "classroom friendly" versions of the handouts that appear on pages 51–53.


volume 11, number 1 (spring 2006)

the harper's magazine article from 1947, "the decision to use the atomic bomb" by henry stimson, should be read along with peter frost’s article, “teaching mr. stimson,” on page 25 of the spring 2006 issue of eaa.

volume 10, number 3 (winter 2005)

handouts to go with deborah pellikan's lesson plan, "the chinese cultural revolution: dynamic times, dramatic lessons for today's kids."


volume 10, number 2 (fall 2005)

a visit to the dmz: a virtual tour of the demilitarized zone between north and south korea (including color photos).

answer key for map of korea from page 52 of volume 10, number 2.


volume 10, number 1 (spring 2005)

here are six additional photographs that complement the article "mosque and mausoleum: understanding islam in india through architecture," by joseph piro and iftikhar ahmad.


volume 9, number 1 (spring 2004)

we are extremely pleased to provide full-page versions of many of the author graphics that appear in the thematic section on "teaching about asia through the visual and performing arts." teachers will be able to print 8.5" x 11" versions of the graphics to use as classroom handouts.

japanese art for the classroom: images, texts, and notes for teachers by frank l. chance

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ainu-e: instructional resources for the study of japan's other people by chisato o. dubreuil

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genji to godzilla: using art and film to teach japan by penny m. rode

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a picture (a statue or a beaker) is worth a thousand words: teaching fundamental chinese cultural concepts through art by elizabeth m. hammer

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buddhist art styles and cultural exchange along the silk road by martin amster and lier chen

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a glimpse of chinese culture through papercuts by fatima wu

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tranculturation: a pedagogical approach to asian art by ileana b. leavens

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volume 8, number 2 (fall 2003)

some western-language works on the yijing, topically organized: an online guide for students;

the fu hexagram (24) of the yijing (classic of changes): some translations of the basic text; and the sixty-four hexagrams: some translations of the "hexagram names" (guaming) by richard j. smith

an online supplement to the feature article "the yijing (classic of changes) in global perspective

a selected bibliography about chinese gardens, to accompany the eaa review of the film "blending with nature: classical chinese gardens in the suzhou style" by lauren nemroff