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East Asian Foodways Across Borders (Tuesdays, March 12- April 16,2024)

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Session(s) date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 4:00pm

In our five-week workshop, we will assess how foodways in East Asia have changed continuously through interactions among people across cultures and over time.

 

Foodways can be defined as culinary practices and eating habits, or described as what we eat, why we eat it, and what it means. In our five-week workshop, we will assess how foodways in East Asia have changed continuously through interactions among people across cultures and over time. In addition to required and recommended readings, you will each complete an individual research project on an aspect of East Asian foodways that pertains to your specific personal and academic interests. 

Instructor 
Jennifer Jung-Kim is a lecturer at the UCLA International Institute and the UCLA Department of Asian Languages & Cultures. She received her Ph.D. in Korean History from UCLA. She currently teaches courses on the history and cultures of Korea and East Asia in the UCLA Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, the International and Area Studies program, the Honors Collegium program, and is affiliated with the Food Studies program. She was selected for the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2021. She is also actively involved in promoting K-12 education on Asia and is an advocate of active learning through Reacting to the Past pedagogy.

This seminar includes:
  • video presentations 
  • readings
  • mandatory online forum participation
  • five live online Zoom discussions 
Benefits
  • 3 Continuing Education Units (processing fee applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Online resources and materials
*Must complete seminar requirements
 
Schedule  
Reading assignments and pre-recorded lectures for each week will be available in an online forum and are to be completed prior to the discussion sessions. Access and log-in information will be provided upon acceptance into the course. Please refer to the Seminar Requirements and Syllabus for details on assignments and course completion.
 
Discussions are on Tuesdays, 4-5pm PT. 

 

Session Date Topic
1 3/12
Evolution of Foodways in East Asia
2 3/19 Food, Consumption, and Commerce in 20th-century East Asia
3 4/2 Popularization of East Asian Food in America
4 4/9 Fast Foods across the Pacific
5 4/16 Food in Literature and Media

 

This program is sponsored by the USC U.S.-China Institute and the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia


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