A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
East meets West: Innovative Pedagogies to Bring Asia into the Classroom
An interdisciplinary seminar-style exploration of East Asian civilizations with emphasis on innovative pedagogical tools.
Start Date: February 6, 2017
End Date: April 24, 2017
Time Detail: Once a week for 3 hours each week (Mondays 6-9pm)
Location: Texas Christian University - Fort Worth, TX
Course Description: An interdisciplinary seminar-style exploration of East Asian civilizations with emphasis on innovative pedagogical tools. We will be using online resources, the reacting to the past simulation, graphic novels and other literature, primary sources and content analysis, cinema, documentaries, debates, and a variety of other teaching strategies to make learning about East Asia both informative and fun. The course is appropriate for those teaching in a wide range of liberal arts and social studies subjects, including: comparative government, geography, literature, world history and world cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the countries of China, Japan, and the Koreas, but coverage will include Vietnam, Burma, Thailand and other Southeast Asian states.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.