Thanks to generous support from the Henry Luce Foundation, we are pleased to make this important and timely Asia Shorts collaborative volume available as open access.
Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic, edited by David Kenley, is a collaborative work between Asia Shorts and the AAS pedagogical journal Education about Asia. It is a companion volume to The Pandemic: Perspectives on Asia, edited by Vinayak Chaturvedi (a collaborative work between Asia Shorts and the Journal of Asian Studies).
Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic is also available in print and e-book formats. Please help to support the work of AAS publications by ordering print or e-book copies here.
Read an interview with the editor, David Kenley (from Education About Asia 25:3, Winter 2020)
Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic edited by David Kenley
In the spring of 2020, educators suddenly found themselves teaching remotely as they and their students began a multiweek period of pandemic-induced isolation. As weeks turned to months, administrators announced that students would not return to campus until the following school year and perhaps even longer. Teachers quickly scrambled to design new pedagogical approaches suitable to a socially-distanced education.
Teaching About Asia in a Time of Pandemic presents many lessons learned by educators during the COVID-19 outbreak. The volume consists of two sections. Section One includes chapters discussing how to teach Asian history, politics, culture, and society using examples and case studies emerging from the pandemic. Section Two focuses on the pedagogical tools and methods that teachers can employ to teach Asian topics beyond the traditional face-to-face classroom. Both sections are designed for undergraduate instructors as well as high school teachers using prose that is easily accessible for non-specialists.
Section One: Pandemic Case Studies
Section Two: Pedagogical Tools and Methods for a Pandemic
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