Uneasy Neighbors: Legacies and Challenges in 21st-Century East Asia

Start Date: July 8, 2018
End Date: July 14, 2018
Time Detail: 35-hour residential summer institute
Location: University of Colorado campus, Boulder CO
Type of Course: Residential Seminars and Summer Institutes
Audience: Secondary social studies teachers, nationwide
Course Description: News of East Asia increasingly focuses on regional tensions and conflict, even as member nations seek cooperation and common ground in various spheres. How and why are the nations of East Asia such uneasy neighbors?

Through a six-day program, the institute will examine the recent past, present, and future of East Asian regional relations, considering China, Japan, Taiwan, and the Koreas. The program will lay the groundwork for current issues by deconstructing the region’s “history problem”—the enduring legacies and hotly contested national narratives of 20th-century conflict. Participants will then have the opportunity to focus on current topics—national grand strategies and their regional impact, territorial disputes, economic cooperation and rivalries, the environment, demographics—and prospects for the East Asian regional order of the future.
Registration and Info:

Applications open December 11, 2017 at www.colorado.edu/ptea. Click on 2018 Summer Institute.

Offered to: All States