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An EAA Interview with Donald and Jean Johnson

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This is our ninth interview with winners of the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize. The Association for Asian Studies awards the prize annually for the development of outstanding curriculum materials on Asia. Donald and Jean Johnson won the 2005 prize for serving as Editors-in-Chief of the teacher’s guide India: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (New York: Asia Society, 2004). The Johnsons have been long-time national leaders in efforts to educate American teachers and students about India. Their publications are too numerous to list in full, but include the widely used Through Indian Eyes, which they co-authored. In addition to having vast teaching experience, Don and Jean have worked as consultants for various groups involved in Asian Studies education, and have been active on national committees working to improve Americans’ understanding of Asia.