Asian Studies Symposium at Eastfield College

On October 16-17, 2008, Eastfield College (DCCCD) hosted an Asian Studies Symposium.  The symposium focused on implementing alternative pedagogical methods by incorporating Asian Studies into the current curriculum and bringing attention to various aspects of Asian culture in relation to local or global issues.  Presenters from Austin College, DCCCD, SMU, UTD, UNT, and Asian-American Communities shared their knowledge and experience with educators and scholars who are interested in learning about a conglomerate of Asian cultures.  Coordinated by the Asian-American and Middle Eastern-American Studies Program of Eastfield College, the Fall 2008 Asian Studies Symposium introduces "How to Incorporate Asian Studies into the Curriculum."


Thursday, October 16, 2008 Friday, October 17, 2008
Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast 8 - 8:50 a.m. Breakfast 8 - 8:50 a.m.
Welcome Speech
Dr. Carol Brown,
President of Eastfield college
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome Speech
Dr. Eric Nightingale, Dean of
Arts, Language, & Literature Division
8:30 - 8:50 a.m.
How to Grow an Asian Studies Program
Dr. Jacqueline Moore, Austin College
9 - 10 a.m. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Workforce
Dr. Julia So, DCCCD
9 - 10 a.m.
Religion in Japanese Culture
Dr. Neill McFarland,
Southern Methodist University
10 - 11 a.m.   Korean Culture
Dr. Jay Zo, Dallas Korean
Cultural Foundation
10 - 11 a.m.
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Director Amy Hofland and Colleagues
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch & Presentation
  Eastfield Jazz Ensemble 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Viewing of Cultural Displays
and Networking
12:30 - 1 p.m. Viewing of Cultural Displays
and Networking
12:30 - 1 p.m.
Why Ancient History Matters: Pre-Modern
China and the East Asian Civilizations Curriculum

Dr. J. Michael Farmer, University of Texas at Dallas
1 - 2 p.m. Harmony and Freedom-Value Differences and Common Ground
Dr. Jian Li, We Connect to China & Southern Methodist University
1 - 2 p.m.
Vietnamese Americans and the Formation of Their Post-war Communities and Cultural Spaces
Dr. Roy Vu, North Lake College
2 - 3 p.m. Key Issues, Strategies, and Resources for Teaching China in the 21st Century
Dr. Harold Tanner, University of North Texas
2 - 3 p.m.
Introduction to Hinduism
"Brahmachari Uddhav Chaitanya, Chinmaya Mission D/FW
3 - 4 p.m. Global Business- PepsiCo 
Suja Chandrasekaran
3 - 4 p.m.
Door Prizes 4 - 4:30 p.m. Door Prizes 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Evening at the Crow Collection of Asian Art 6 - 7:30 p.m.
(located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas)