Popular Culture in Asia: China, Japan, & Vietnam | February 26, March 19, April 9 – 10:30AM – 12:00PM Virtual
This semester the North Carolina Teaching Asia Network and the South Carolina Center for Teaching About Asia will present a three-session workshop on Popular Culture in Asia. Specialists in Asian Studies will present key themes in popular culture from China, Japan, and Vietnam, giving educators across the Carolinas a perspective that highlights social and historical roots of popular cultural forms. Talks will address issues such as the ways in which science fiction writers use literature to contemplate the changing urban landscape in contemporary China, and how censorship affects cultural production in Vietnam. Teachers who participate in the workshop will discover new stories and films from Asia to introduce to students and develop vocabulary with which to discuss Asian pop culture in the classroom. Workshop attendees will receive supplementary materials provided by the centers.