EAA Archives: Editor’s Choices

As an introduction to Education About Asia online archives, the following articles represent a variety of topics, have merit for both students and teachers, and have long shelf lives. There are two ways to access “Editor’s Choices” but  probably a quick journey through the Published Date/Theme options  provides the most genuine sense of the publication.

Choosing a handful of articles from twenty-four years of archives was a near to impossible task and I invite you to fully explore the almost 2,000 articles — features, lesson plans, interviews, classroom resources, book and film reviews — we have available to browse and download.

Browsing the EAA Editor’s Choices

Articles by Academic Field

Philosophy and Religion

A Symposium on Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha:

• Siddhartha Still Works by Robert Mossman
• Teaching Indian Buddhism with Siddhartha—or Not? by Catherine Benton
• Siddhartha—A Journey to the East? by Mark MacWilliams
• Going Beyond Hesse’s Siddhartha by Joe Gawrys

Getting the Foundations Right when Teaching Asian Religions by Todd Lewis

Articles by Volume

Volume: Published Date/Theme

Volume 1:1 (Spring 1996)
Asia in the Core Curriculum by Theodore de Bary

Volume 1:2 (Fall 1996)
Framing Japan’s Constitution: An Interview with Colonel Charles L. Kades Interview by Peter Frost

Volume 2:1 (Spring 1997): Teaching About the Religions of Asia
A Symposium on Herman Hesse’s Siddhartha (four articles)
Siddhartha Still Works by Robert Mossman
Teaching Indian Buddhism with Siddhartha—or Not? by Catherine Benton
Siddhartha—A Journey to the East? by Mark MacWilliams
Going Beyond Hesse’s Siddharthaby Joe Gawrys

Volume 3:3 (Winter 1998)
What’s So Bad About The Good Earth? by Charles W. Hayford

Volume 4:2 (Fall 1999)
History as Literature, Literature as History: An Interview with Lost Names Author, Richard E. Kim by Kathleen Woods Masalski
Utilizing Richard Kim’s Lost Names in the Junior High Classroom by Peter R. Wright
Teaching Lost Names in an American High School by Susan Mastro
Lost Names, Master Narratives, and Messy History by Richard H. Minear

Volume 4:3 (Winter 1999)
Dr. Seuss and Japan, December 1941 by Richard H. Minear

Volume 4:3 (Winter 1999)
Rashomon Revisited by Alan Chalk

Volume 6:1 (Spring 2001): Teaching Asian Literatures
• From Creation Myths to Marriage Alliances: Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Murasaki’s Akashi Chapter by Fay Beauchamp

Volume 10:3 (Winter 2005): Special Section on Asia in World History: 300–1500 CE
The Chinese Cultural Revolution: Dynamic Times, Dramatic Lessons for Today’s Kids by Deborah Pellikan (Lesson Plan)
The Heart of History: The Tale of Genji by Sonja Arntzen

Volume 11:1 (Spring 2006): Reconsidering Hiroshima and Nagasaki after Sixty Years
Thank God for the Atom Bomb? by Richard Rice
Learning from Truman’s Decision: The Atomic Bomb and Japan’s Surrender by George P. Brown

Volume 13:2 (Fall 2008): Asia in World History: 1750-1914
Teaching Early China and Ancient Rome Comparatively by Jeffrey L. Richey

Volume 15:2 (Fall 2010): Teaching About Asian Religions
Getting the Foundations Right when Teaching Asian Religions by Todd Lewis

Volume 16:2 (Fall 2011): U.S., Asia, and the World: 1620-1914
The U.S. Founders and China: The Origins of Chinese Cultural Influence on the United States by Dave Wang
The Asian Soul of Transcendentalism by Todd Lewis and Kent Bicknell
American and European Missionaries in East Asia. An Interview with Professor Donald Clark Interview by Lucien Ellington

Volume 16:3 (Winter 2011): Food, Culture, and Asia
Who’s Afraid of Chop Suey? By Charles W. Hayford

Volume 17:3 (Winter 2012): US, Asia, and the World: 1914–2012
Japan, the U.S. and the Asian-Pacific War by Eric M. Bergerud
Serving in the Occupation: An Interview with Wilton Dillon Interview by Daniel A. Métraux
China’s Great Leap Forward by Clayton D. Brown

Volume 18:1 (Spring 2013): Asian Visual and Performing Arts, Part II
Calligraphy as a Resource in the East Asian Studies Curriculum by Yu Li and Cheryl Crowley

Volume 19:1 (Spring 2014): Teaching Asia through Field Trips and Experiential Learning
• “Give Me Blood, and I Will Give You Freedom”: Bhagat Singh, Subhas Chandra Bose, and the Uses of Violence in India’s Independence Movementby Thomas Lamont

Volume 20:2 (Fall 2015): Asia: Biographies and Personal Stories, Part II
Telling Stories About Lives: The Uses of Biography in Teaching Chinese History by John E. Wills, Jr.
I am a Chinese English Teacher by Wang Ping

Volume 20:3 (Winter 2015): India: Past, Present, and Future
Interview with the 2015 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize Winners, Rylan Sekiguchi and Risa Morimoto, for “My Cambodia” and “My Cambodian America.” Interview by Lucien Ellington
• Property Rights and One Indian Village: Reform, Enterprise, and Dignityby Ken Schoolland
The History of Economic Development in India since Independence by Nimish Adhia

Volume 21:2 (Fall 2016): Sports, Culture, and Asia
Physical Education in Chinese Schools: Role Models, Repetition, and Winning by Anni Kajanus
Debating the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part One) by Peter K. Frost
What Soccer Means To Me: National Integration through the Prism of Soccer in Singapore by Leonard C. Sebastian

Volume 21:3 (Winter 2016): Traditional and Contemporary Asia: Numbers, Symbols, and Colors
Debating the Allied Occupation of Japan (Part Two) by Peter K. Frost

Volume 22:1 (Spring 2017): Contemporary Postcolonial Asia
Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by Tzong-Ru Lee and Irsan Prawira Julius Jioe
More Than a Meal: School Lunch in Japan by Alexis Agliano Sanborn

Volume 22:2 (Fall 2017): Water and Asia
Top Ten Things to Know about Singapore in the Twenty-First Century by Charles Chao Rong Phua

Volume 23:2 (Fall 2018): Demographics, Social Policy, and Asia (Part II)
Leaving North Korea: My Story (Anonymous)

Volume 23:3 (Winter 2018): What Should We Know About Asia?
Fiction: A Passport to the Asian Past by Kristin Stapleton
Viet Nam in the Twenty-First Century: The Unbreakable Bamboo by Shelton Woods

Volume 24:1 (Spring 2019): Schools and Asia
• The Great Courses: Books that Matter: The Analects of Confucius by Carol Stepanchuk

Volume 24:2 (Fall 2019): Entrepreneurship in Asia
• The Story of Indian Business: The Great Transition into the New Millennium by Jayati Bhattacharya

Volume 24:3 (Winter 2019): Asian Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
• Contextualizing Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko by Todd Munson