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International Engagement Through Experiential Learning: Southeast Asian Case Studies

Our world today is defined by rapid and pervasive connections, whether in our globally interlinked economic systems and financial networks, the movement of goods and services, or the interactions of people and communities. Technological advances are further facilitating and expanding these connections, providing multiple platforms for sharing information, ideas, and innovations while collapsing boundaries and distances. Technology is also changing the ways we think about friendship, culture, com...

Columns, Film Review

South Korea: From Illiteracy to Affluence

This video, which chronicles the history of education in Korea since 1945, offers important lessons for all Americans, especially for our elected officials. A production of the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, the video makes a convincing case for why South Korea’s investment in its citizens through education is a major factor in the nation’s spectacular growth since the 1960s....

Columns, Film Review

Hangeul: Korea’s Gift to the World

Linguistics, blended with history, culture, and a vision for the future—Korea’s King Sejong the Great, who commissioned and promulgated Hangul (Hangul is romanized here according to the McCune-Reischauer system), the Korean script, 553 years ago, undoubtedly would have been pleased with the concept. Hangeul: Korea’s Gift to the World, however, is a mix of information, imagery, and Korean nationalism—some of it truly compelling, some of it ethereally beautiful, and some of it skewed by na...

Book Review, Columns

The Rainy Spell and Other Korean Stories (Revised and Expanded Edition)

By her own admission, Suh Ji-moon, the compiler and translator of these fourteen stories by some of Korea’s best-known modern writers, did not make her selection in accordance with any set literary standard. Her choices reflect her desire to share her favorites, namely those centering around typical Korean situations most readily accessible to readers unfamiliar with Korean customs and traditions....

Essay, Resources

Asia Society’s Asian Educational Resource Center (AERC)

The growing recognition of Asia’s rich and dynamic history, its importance in global affairs, and the significance of the Asian American population have prompted many educators to strive to improve the study of Asia in the K- 12 curriculum. But, with thirty-three countries— including the central Asian republics, Australia, and New Zealand—accounting for over 3.3 billion people, this is not an easy task. At the very least, teachers and schools need up-to-date curricular resources, specializ...

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