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"Asia in the Curriculum" Symposium
Honolulu, Hawaii

12.2.05 - 12.3.05
AEMS was invited by the East-West Center, the organizers of the symposium, to present information on teaching about Asia through media-resources. The session was well-attended by K-16 educators who shared valuable information about various issues related to using film and technology in the classroom. Here we have provided copies of the information that was presented by AEMS staff and UH professor Ricardo Trimillos and as well as a summary of some of the key topics from the discussion that followed. Please let us know if you have any feedback about this information or if you have suggestions for new resources. We would be happy to post the additional links here.

Session B2: Teaching Asia Using Film and Technology
Presenters: Susan Norris, Asian Educational Media Service/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ricardo Trimillos, School of Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Studies, University of Hawaii; and Jenny Huang Yang, Asian Educational Media Service/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Introduction by Namji Steinemann.

Part I: Asian Educational Media Service Power Point Presentation (PDF, Large File) Part II: Professor Ricardo Trimillos (PDF)

Key Discussion Topics

Copyright Issues
Frequently Asked Film and Video Copyright Questions (UC Berkeley)
Indiana University-Purdue University Copyright Essentials
Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright & Educational Fair Use
U.S. Code: Title 17, Copyright Law (Cornell Law)

AfterDawn's Forum on Subtitle Help

Several teachers inquired about the series The Pacific Century. It is available!
Name: Shelby Hughes, The Pacific Basin Extension
Phone: (805) 688-9619
Price: For the entire 10 tape series, it is $129.95 (VHS only), plus $9 for domestic shipping For an individual tape, it is $29.95, plus $7 for domestic shipping.
Orders may be emailed. Be sure to include your name, address, and which tapes you would like to order.

Free Film Giveaway
AEMS gave away A Dream in Hanoi to Himadeep M., Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan to Lisa, and A Darker Side of Fair to Jeffrey J. The AEMS staff have 4 more films to give away right now. Just send an email stating the title you want to

The titles are:

  • Cultural Adventures with Jan Reynolds - Self-distributed, 40 minutes, 2002, Journey through Nepal and Tibet with Jan

  • To the Land of Bliss - From DER, 47 minutes, 2001, Portrayal of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist way of dying and living. ALREADY CLAIMED.

  • Nu Shu: A HIdden Language of Women in China - From Women Make Movies, 48 minutes, 1999. ALREADY CLAIMED. CONGRATULATIONS, CAROLE!

  • AfterShocks: The Rough Guide to Democracy - From Director Rakesh Sharma, 65 minutes, 2000. "Aftershocks is about the transformation of the Welfare State into an instrument of Corporate governance. It examines the acquisition/ displacement of two quake-affected villages for lignite mining and power generation."

  • First come, first served. Limit one film per person.

    Main Session
    Deacon of Death (film), Chan Theary, Executive Director of Reproductive and Child Health Alliance (Phnom Penh) - When we have the purchase information, we will post it here.

    When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge (book) by Chanrithy Him. Available for purchase from Amazon.

    Last Updated July 27, 2012
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