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4/3/2013 2:28:46 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
Posts: 1921
Subject: access EAA archives for free
Many newsletter subscribers are or have been Education About Asia subscribers. It’s the wonderful journal published three times a year by the Association for Asian Studies. You can subscribe for $30/year or you might get your library or department to subscribe for $37/year. Each issue is packed with articles aimed at enhancing your ability to teach about a wide variety of issues. The latest issue, for example, focuses on the US and Asia over the past century. For each issue, a few articles and online only features are available for free at the magazine’s website (e.g., Eriberto Lozada’s essay on understanding Asia through food, Craig Laing’s illustrated piece on China’s cultural landscapes and Ron Knapp’s article on East Asia and the national geography standards). Rare is the issue that doesn’t have two or three ideas you’ll be utilizing with students within a few weeks. It’s well worth the subscription price.

You’ve got to subscribe to get full access to current EAA content. But everyone can take advantage of the EAA archives. More than 1,000 articles from 1996-2009 are available in the archives. Registration is required, but it is free and easy. Click here, register, and then search for a topic you’re interested in (e.g., searching for Buddhism produces results including an article about teaching Buddhism through life stories; searching for North Korea produces results including an article on teaching about NK using visual and online resources). Please take a moment to comment in the forum about what you've found.
9/7/2014 10:46:04 PM

Just registered on this site and, am exploring. This is one post, I will be returning to use for research, in the near future. Thank you for this informative post.
11/7/2014 2:29:54 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
Posts: 1921
Subject: i heartily recommend visiting the EAA site (&subscribing!)
Below is an excerpt from a message from Jon Wilson of the Association for Asian Studies. EAA is a terrific publication that offers essential articles and teaching suggestions on topics across Asia and across the centuries. I've never received an issue that didn't give me or cause me to come up with three ideas to use with my own students. Take advantage of the magazine's open access to to search among the hundreds of articles, reviews, and lesson plans EAA's published over the years. And please consider subscribing. There are many features in the print magazine that aren't readily reproduced on the web (and there are web only add-ons, such as extensive bibliographies). The basic subscription is $30/year.
A quick example of what you can find in EAA are two essays about how Mao Zedong was treated in US high school history textbooks:
Tim Cheek
Philip Williams

Plus a review of the film Mao: The Real Man

And an essay on the many collections of Mao-related posters available on the web:

These are great additions to our recent one day workshop which included discussion of biographies of Mao. [/font]
(BTW - we'll likely repeat the teaching East Asian history through biographies workshop next year. Get on our mailing list to make sure you hear about it. Write to


In addition to the PRINT EDITION you may now BROWSE THE TABLES OF CONTENTS AND ACCESS MORE THAN 1,250 ARTICLES FROM ALL PUBLISHED ISSUES OF "EDUCATION ABOUT ASIA." The prior registration requirement for accessing the Education About Asia archives has been removed and articles can now be easily searched and viewed without the need to login.

This expanded availability of Education About Asia is an exciting prospect for all who are interested in improving the understanding of Asia in secondary schools, community colleges, and colleges and universities. Please help us promote Education About Asia by informing your colleagues, students, educators, and librarians about this excellent teaching resource.

Support Education About Asia by SUBSCRIBING TO OR RENEWING YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO THE PRINT EDITION which will continue to be published three times a year.

Education About Asia is a unique and innovative journal—a practical teaching resource for secondary school, college, and university instructors, as well as an invaluable source of information for students, scholars, libraries, and anyone with an interest in Asia. Education About Asia brings you:
Articles on all areas of Asia, with subjects ranging from ancient cultures and literatures to current affairs. Essays describing classroom-tested educational programs and strategies. A comprehensive guide to Asia-related print and digital resources, including movies, documentaries, books, curriculum guides, and web resources. Thematic issues on topics of particular interest, such as cyber Asia and new media, food and culture in Asia, field trips, youth culture, popular culture, religion in Asia, marriage and family in Asia, economics and business, visual and performing arts, and Asia in world history. AUTHORS interested in writing for Education About Asia should consult the author guidelines and the list of scheduled thematic feature sections.
edited by Clay Dube on 11/7/2014
5/31/2017 4:27:20 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
Posts: 1921
Subject: spring 2017 issue
The new issue will reach subscribers in June. Please follow both the US-China Institute ( and EAA ( on Facebook and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same.

I've attached a copy of the table of contents for the new issue and have copied it below. The EAA website offers 20 years of excellent essays on teaching about Asia as well as materials that you can use immediately. Check it out at: You can utilize the site for free, but many will want to subscribe so that you'll be able to take advantage of the magazine's great graphics.

If you've used EAA, please take a moment here to say what article(s) you used and why you found it helpful.

The Legacy of the Chinese Empires Beyond “The West and the Rest”
By Tzong-Ru Lee and Irsan Prawira Julius Jioe

Anti-Colonialism and Modern History Education in China
By Woyu Liu

Understanding Democracy, Security, and Change in Post-2015 Myanmar
By Moe Thuzar

Postcolonial Religious Conflict in Southeast Asia
By Matthew Kosuta

Taiwan’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
By Tzong-Ru Lee and Irsan Prawira Julius Jioe

Special Segment Koreans and Japanese: Honoring Colonial Lives
Out of a War’s Ashes
By Byung-ho Chung

So Long Asleep: Waking the Ghosts of a War
Reviewed by Franklin Rausch
Building Nationhood through Broadcast Media in Postcolonial India
By Coonoor Kripalani

More Than a Meal School Lunch in Japan
By Alexis Agliano Sanborn

Who Did What in a Chinese Lady’s Autobiography?
A Text and Lesson Plan on Li Qingzhao’s Ambiguous Narrative
By Sarah Schneewind

On l i n e S u p p l e m e n t s
Modeling Asia: An East China Sea Simulation
By Lauren McKee

How Free Are Postcolonial Polities? Select Nation Profiles
By EAA Staff

Editor’s Message

In Memorial: James M. Becker
By Linda Wojtan

Web Gleanings By Judith S. Ames

Asia: Experiential Learning
Guest Editor, Tommy Lamont

The Power of Food: Students and Local Women Cooking Together in Rural Japan
By Susanne Klien and Stephanie Assmann

Teaching Resources Essays

In Search of a Universal Language: Past, Present, and Future
By John F. Copper
Teaching with Kristin Stapleton’s Fact in Fiction:1920s China and Ba Jin’s Family
By Robert W. Foster

Book Review
Foundations of Chinese Civilization: The Yellow Emperor to the Han Dynasty (2697 BCE–220 CE)
Understanding China through Comics, Volume 1
Reviewed by Ward Fleissner

Book Review Essays
China’s Geography: Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change, Third Edition
Reviewed by Craig R. Laing

The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime
Reviewed by William Tsutsui

A Concise History of Korea: From Antiquity to the Present, Second Edition
Reviewed by Mary Connor


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