Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics

Dates:  May 28- June 22, 2018
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI
Director: Peter Hershock

This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer four weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), examining how they have shaped and been shaped by the cultures and societies of East Asia. The program will consider how Buddhism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics. Designed to strike a balance between the needs both for breadth and depth in engaging traditions that are culturally and historically distant, Buddhist East Asia will provide abundant resources for developing pedagogically-effective course materials across a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. Applications will be welcomed from eligible fulltime and adjunct faculty, as well as qualified graduate students. Participants will receive a stipend of $3300 to defray costs for travel, housing, meals and incidentals. Lodging will be available at the East-West Center guesthouse, Lincoln Hall.

Application deadline: March 1, 2018.

For more information, go to: www.asdp-buddhisteastasia.org


Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum

Dates: July 31 – August 11, 2017
Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai´i
Director: Peter Hershock

This multidisciplinary, two-week faculty development program will offer undergraduate educators opportunities to interact with leading Korean studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and cultural events. The program is designed to assist institutional teams and individual faculty members develop course curricula and strategies for Asian studies program development. The first week of the program will include sessions on premodern Korean history, religion, literature and visual culture. The second week will address 20th and 21st century Korean history, economics, politics and popular culture. Team applications of 2-3 faculty members are particularly welcomed. Participants will receive a travel stipend of $400 and lodging in the East-West Center faculty guesthouse. Participant home institutions are asked to cover remaining travel costs and a program fee of $150.

Application deadline: March 15, 2018.

For further information, visit: http://www.asdp-infusinginstitute.org