East Asian History Modules
EASC's partnership with Columbus State Community College has led to the development of 14 modules on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history, as well as Eastern and Western medicine. These modules are in the form of short video files and are available for classroom use worldwide. The modules can be viewed on EASC's YouTube channel. This project was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for EASC.
Pronouncing Chinese Names
EASC is pleased to offer an online version of the program created to help faculty and staff at The Ohio State University learn to pronounce East Asian names, starting with Chinese names. Students from East Asian countries, particularly China and South Korea, make up a large portion of the international student population at Ohio State, and EASC has heard from numerous faculty and staff that they would like to make these students feel welcome and a part of the community by pronouncing their names as accurately as possible. To this end, EASC partnered with a former graduate student of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures to offer an online workshop, "Pronouncing Chinese Names.” Part 1 includes a mini-lecture with information on names in China, provides pronunciation tips, gives advice on how to handle East Asian students’ adoption of Western names, and includes practice sessions pronouncing common names from the region. Additional names have been added in Part 2. The videos are available on EASC's YouTube channel. This project was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for EASC.
Japanese Language Webseries
A new Japanese educational web series produced by Ohio State Japanese professor Mari Noda is now available online. (Watch the trailer here.)
NihonGO NOW!, a 12-part video series based on textbooks by the same name, takes a “performed culture approach” to language instruction. The series uses performance as a unit of analysis and learning, depicting personal relationships, scenes, situations, sounds, personal perspectives, and other elements with which learners can empathize.
A select number of academic lectures sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center, and the Institutes for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies, are available online for public viewing, including:
- ICS Lecture: Jianfeng Cai, "Pedagogical Grammar Found in 18th and 19th Century Western Chinese Teaching Materials"
- IKS Lecture: David Fields, "The Three Revolutions of Syngman Rhee"
- IJS Lecture: Gil Latz with Discussant David Welch, "Effective Leadership in Japan: the Case of Shibusawa Eiichi, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist"