Asia Community

 View Only

professional development opportunities

  • 1.  professional development opportunities

    Posted 09-27-2022 10:52:00 AM

    China Starter Pack Online Workshop Series

    Presenter: Jonathan Lipman, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College
    Dates and Time: Wednesday Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2; 6:30-8:30pm ET
    Topics (one week each): geography, language(s), food, and current issues (including US-China relations)
    The two-hour synchronous online sessions will be interactive, and after each session participants will be invited to reflect on what they learned through asynchronous online forum posts.

    Participants should plan to spend about 3 hours per week on the synchronous sessions, short required readings, and online forum posts. Supplemental readings will be available for those who would like to learn more about each topic. Participants who complete the requirements for all four sessions will receive a copy of China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know (Wasserstrom and Cunningham), a certificate of completion for 12 contact hours, and a $50 participation stipend. (Must be a US citizen or permanent resident to receive the stipend.)

    Although designed for those with little to no knowledge of China, these presentations will also offer those with experience learning and teaching about China new ways of thinking about the topics. Registration closes Oct. 5.
    More information and registration: China Starter Pack Online Workshop Series

    Sashiko: A Japanese Needlework Art

    A hands-on online workshop with sashiko artist Atsushi Futatsuya.

    Nov. 22, 2022-Jan. 23, 2023

    Join sashiko artisan Atsushi Futatsuya in this exclusive FCCEAS NCTA workshop. Learn more about Atsushi and his mother, Keiko, here

    This is a largely asynchronous experience. Participants will have exclusive access to instructional videos to learn at your own pace, small-group synchronous online meetings with Atsushi to help you as you create your project (scheduled directly with Atsushi in late Nov. through early Jan.), and a synchronous webinar on the history and practices of this traditional art. Participants will receive all the materials needed to complete one sashiko project.

    More information and application. 2022 Sashiko Workshop | FCI

    Questions about either of these programs? Contact Anne Prescott,


    Anne Prescott
    Director, FCCEAS
    Five Colleges Consortium
    Easthampton MA