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
For more information, please contact Tanya Lee, APSI Outreach and Communications Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org / 919-684-2604) or
Yan Li (email@example.com), or call the APSI main number (919-684-2604).