Every year, the Asia Council offers workshops for USG faculty on topics related to Asian Studies.   These workshops are designed to offer opportunities for Georgia faculty to gain expertise in and learn how to integrate teaching Asian topics into their curriculum. To read an article written by Paul Rodell and Salli Vargis about the 2014 Workshop, click here.  

* April 2019 -  Women's & Gender Issues in Asia

The 2019 Faculty Development workshop took place on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th.  Speakers included Salli Vargis, Sunita Manian, Sandrine Catris, Julia C. Bullock, and Anne Zacharias-Walsh.  Topics included the Impact of Globalization on Women in India, Colonial Policy, Gender Relations, and HIV/AIDS in India, Gender Issues in Xinjiang, China, Tracing the Impact of "The Second Sex" on Japanese Women, and The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Program Schedule

* March 2018 -  Islam in Asia: Faith Ethnicity, & Conflict

The Asia Council's 2018 Faculty Development Workshop took place March 23rd and 24th and focused on Islam in Asia.  This year, the Asia Council voted to take a topical approach rather than focus on one country.  Speakers included Dr. Paul Rodell of Georgia Southern, Dr. Sandrine Catris, Dr. Jonathan Leightner, and Dr. Sudha Ratan of Augusta University.  Topics included Uyghur Religiosity and the Chinese State, the Origins of Islam, Islam in Island Southeast Asia, Thailand's Muslim Minority, Islam in South Asia, and the Rohingya of Myanmar.   

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* April 2017 - Teaching Japan

The Asia Council's 2017 Faculty Development Workshop focused on Japan. The workshop took place on GSU's Dunwoody campus on April 7th & 8th, 2017.   The Atlanta Taiko Project performed Friday night at dinner to kick off the workshop.  Speakers included  Adam Lyons from Harvard, Dr. Yoshi Domoto, the Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Georgia, Dr. Brian Woodall from Georgia Tech, Dr. Masako Mori from the University of Georgia, and Dr. Cheryl Crowley from Emory University. 

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* April 2016 - The Korean Peninsula

The Asia Council's 2016 workshop focused on the Korean Peninsula.  The workshop was held on April 8th & 9th at Georgia Perimeter College.  It was an exciting workshop with Dr. Tom Dolan, Dr. Hyangsoon Yi, Dr. Eric Spears, Ms. Tea Youn Kim-Kassor,  and the Atlanta Consul General of the Republic of Korea, the Honorable Seong-Jin Kim, giving presentations.  

- Program Schedule

* April 2014 - Teaching Southeast Asia


- Organizing Faculty and presenters

- Article by Osborne - What is Southeast Asia?

Presentation by Dr. Paul Rodell

- The History of Southeast Asia 

- Early Southeast Asian States Part I    Part II   Part III

- Cultural Southeast Asia

- India and the Southeast Asian Connection

- Southeast Asia Trade and Europe Part 1           Part II

- Overseas Chinese

- Colonial Economic and Social Transformation Part 1        Part II

- Nationalism and Social Change Part I       Part II        Part III 

- WWII as a Catalyst Part I      Part II

- World History Essay

- Southeast Asia online resources

- Southeast Asian Literatures

Presentation by Dr. Jonathan Leightner

- Lessons From Thailand's 1997 Financial Crisis for the Current Global Economy

- Introduction to the Worldwide Economic Crisis

- Banking Policy

Presentation by Prof. Eric Kendrick

- Indigenous Cultures of Southeast Asia: Language, Religion and Sociopolitical Issues

Presentation by Prof. Shyam Sriram & Dr. Paul Rodell

- Islam in Southeast Asia

Presentation by Dr. Bob Batchelor

- Mapping Relations in Southeast Asia: The Selden Map and Southeast Asian Maritime Networks