Instructional Materials

East Asian History Modules

In 2015, the East Asian Studies Center - Columbus State Community College partnership led to the development of six modules on Chinese history to be incorporated into the World History curriculum at CSCC. In 2016, four additional modules on Japanese history and two on Korean history were developed. Further, in 2018, two modules on Eastern and Western medicine were created. These modules are in the form of short video files and are available for classroom use worldwide. The following modules can be viewed on EASC's YouTube channel:

Confucius and Confucianism
Eastern and Western Medicine Meet: Conflicts of Science, Health, and Tradition in Modern China and Japan
Empress Wu Zetian and the Tang Dynasty
The Genpei War and The Tale of the Heike, Japan's Greatest War Story
Geo-Strategy in the Three Kingdoms Period
Hangul for You
Heian Japanese Literature and the Lives of Court Women
History and Present of the Japanese Language
The Life and Times of Sun Yat-Sen
The Long March
Religion and Medicine in East Asian Traditions: China, Japan, Korea
Riders Across the Sea? The "Horserider Thesis" and the Origins of Japan
The Silk Road and Buddhism

This project was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for EASC.

Pronouncing Chinese Names

The East Asian Studies Center (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 below. The following videos are also available on EASC's YouTube channel:

Pronouncing Chinese Names: Part 1

Pronouncing Chinese Names: Part 2

This project was supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for EASC.