53rd Annual Meeting
Duke University
Durham, NC
January 17-19, 2013

Educator Workshop:
Natural Disasters in Asia:
Representations & Responses

(In conjunction with the annual meeting of the
Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies)

Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Duke University West Campus
Duke University’s Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) is pleased to announce a one-day educator workshop exploring sociocultural responses to natural disasters in Asia, in conjunction with the annual meeting Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies at Duke University. Natural disasters and the trauma they inflict can provide students with an opportunity to connect with an aspect of universal human experience, and simultaneously encounter the real and specific geographical and cultural differences that govern our responses.  
Specialists from art history, religion, ethnomusicology, history, and humanitarian law will offer interdisciplinary perspectives on various cases in modern history, providing an entry point for learning about the people of Asia and an opportunity to incorporate Asian material into existing curricula in a variety of subject areas.  A moderate amount of preparatory reading in advance of the workshop will be expected of participants.
The workshop is open to K-12 (emphasis on secondary education) and community college educators teaching any subject.  Curriculum coordinators, media specialists and administrators are also encouraged to attend. 
To register, please complete this form online: https://duke.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1A1NAvhcZTMnNrL  Follow instructions there to mail in registration fee ($20).  Directions, information on conference hotel, and readings will be provided after registration.
For more information, please contact Tanya Lee, APSI Outreach and Communications Coordinator (tanya.lee@duke.edu / 919-684-2604)  or Yan Li (liyan@duke.edu), or call the APSI main number (919-684-2604). 

Tanya Lee, Ph.D.
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Duke University
BOX 90411
John Hope Franklin Center, Rm 140
2204 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27708-0411
Tel: 919-668-2280