On Saturday, March 24, Constantine Vaporis, professor of history and director of the Asian Studies program, will lead a workshop for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) at the University of Pittsburgh, a NCTA National Coordinating Site. The workshop will be entitled “Japan and its World: Late Edo Period and Today.”
The workshop will focus on the changes occurring in the late Edo period (mid-19th Century) especially the “opening” of Japan, and how this information relates to understanding Japan’s role in the world today.
Vaporis’ presentation will deal with four distinct topics:
- Challenges from Within
- Danger from Without
- Seeking Out the World
- Postwar Japan and Asia
More information about the workshop can be found here.
Vaporis works regularly with NCTA teachers in the Baltimore area. Funded by the Freeman Foundation and launched in 1998, NCTA is a nationwide initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in the K-12 curriculum.