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I hope readers are anticipating an improved summer 2021 relative to what many experienced last year. As this issue goes to press, the magnitude of India’s COVID-19 crisis became apparent. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Indian nation. This issue’s special section is “Asia’s Environments: National, Regional, and Global Perspectives.” In contemplating what might be the most useful approach to this topic, a reoccurring thought became my conceptual foundation for this issue’s theme...

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I wish all EAA readers who are fortunate enough to have the chance, a joyous, peaceful, and reflective holiday season. The special section “Teaching Asia’s Giants: India” commences with four solicited essays that build upon, beginning with Carol Gluck’s original essay “Top Ten Things to Know About Japan in the late 1990s,” a number of “Top Ten Things” essays we’ve published throughout the years. At the risk of using a term that has reached the point it perhaps has no...

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Given COVID-19, I hope and pray that readers and their families are safe in every respect. This issue’s special section is “Asian Philosophies and Religions.” In light of the tumultuous last few months, many educators and their students might be particularly interested in this issue’s content. On a more positive note, our spring issue marks the 25th anniversary of EAA’s inaugural issue! Korea is the focus of the first two feature articles: Don Baker’s “Religious Diversit...

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I hope EAA readers are having a pleasant fall. This issue’s special section is “Entrepreneurship in Asia.” Merriam-Webster’s definition of entrepreneur—”a person who organizes and operates a business, or businesses taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so”—is technically correct in my opinion, but reveals nothing about the hard work, creativity, and incredible perseverance of successful entrepreneurs. Innovative entrepreneurs have always existed in Asia, bu...

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I hope readers look forward to engaging in creative, interesting, and exciting summer changes of paces from the usual routines of fall and spring terms. In our nonthematic first feature article, “The Journey to the West: A Platform for Learning about China Past and Present,” Jianfen Wang and Gordon Gray offer readers the chance to use this classic work in better understanding how Chinese political elites, ordinary people, and shapers of popular culture have reacted to the novel th...

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We hope readers are enjoying the holiday season and may 2018 be a prosperous and happy year for all! This issue of EAA includes the special section “Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part I)” as well as an ample amount of non-thematic articles, essays, and reviews. Most readers who have Asian studies backgrounds are aware that Wm. Theodore de Bary, an internationally famous scholar, former President of AAS, and a dedicated and effective proponent of integrating the study of Asia into su...

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I wish all readers who observe January 1st as the New Year a wonderful 2017! “Traditional and Contemporary Asia: Numbers, Symbols, and Colors” is this issue’s special section, and we sincerely thank all authors and referees for their hard work and support. Mark Dennis in “Enlivened Learning: How to Play the Karma-based Moksha Game in the College Classroom” utilizes one of the most significant South Asian religious concepts in creating and implementing a classroom management...

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As we mark EAA’s twentieth anniversary, I am sincerely grateful for the incredible work of so many people and several organizations during the last two decades. Our collaborators, readers, and the Association for Asian Studies understand the critical need for an Asia teaching journal and have demonstrated a sustained commitment to EAA by deeds and not just words. Thank you! Ezra Vogel, both an imminent scholar and through his many publications for non-specialists, one of the world...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our winter 2009 issue “Asia in World History: The Twentieth Century,” contains the final installment of special sections based upon the National World History Standards. Thanks to the Korea Foundation’s generous support, we also offer the first of a two-part special series on Korean popular culture entitled “Korean Film and Popular Culture.” The twentieth century special section begins with Yihong Pan’s, “From Red Guards to Thinking Individuals—China’...

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Our spring 2009 EAA special section, “History, Literature, and the Construction of Memory in Asia,” contains a variety of articles where authors address how images, memories, and perceptions have shaped Asian cultures over time. The special section has great potential as a tool that will help teachers, professors, and students look more thoughtfully at Asian cultures not only by exploring Asian self-perceptions, but also by examining the perceptions of Asia held by outsiders. Thanks go to Ch...

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WELCOME to the premier issue of Education About Asia, a journal exclusively devoted to teaching and the newest publication of the Association for Asian Studies. We hope that the journal will both enhance student understanding of Asia and build bridges between colleges, universities, and schools. Our feature articles in this issue are intended to provide professors and secondary teachers with useful information they can incorporate into their classrooms and to stimulate thinking about major Asi...