April 12th, 2013

Japan Foundation Faculty Development Workshop: Japan in Global Contexts

All Day Event
Rio Salado Campus

Arizona State University is pleased to announce the second year of Japan in Global Contexts, a project sponsored by a grant from the Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program. This year’s theme is Japan and Global Buddhism. A Benshi performance, a film series, print exhibits at Phoenix Art Museum and the ASU Art Museum, and lectures by Prof. William Bodiford at ASU, NAU, and UA will round out the year’s program.

Our plan has been to include a development workshop for community college faculty hosted by Rio Salado Community College. Last year, a scheduling conflict forced us to postpone. Therefore, we are planning a full day workshop on Friday, April 12, 2013. Half the presentations will be on last year’s theme, Writing, Translation, and Print Culture in Japan and East Asia, and half will be on this year’s theme, Japan and Global Buddhism. We are soliciting presentations the length of about twenty minutes.

The purpose of Japan in Global Contexts is two-fold: to enhance the profile of Japan in Arizona and to strengthen the connections among Arizona institutions with resources on Japan and the Japan diaspora. The emphasis is on Arizona institutions helping each other.

We understand that all of you have a tight schedule and a heavy load, but we encourage you to make time to further the development of Arizona community college faculty, who, in turn, feed students and potential majors in Asian Studies to Arizona four-year colleges and universities.