An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 - July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawai‘i ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program
Colonialism Experiences and
Their Legacies in Southeast Asia
An NEH Summer Institute ~ June 10 to July 5, 2019 ~ Honolulu, Hawaii ~ Hosted by Asian Studies Development Program
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The Institute will be hosted in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on the adjacent campuses of the East-West Center (EWC) and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Located in Mānoa, one of the most beautiful valleys in all the Hawaiian Islands, the EWC and UH combined are home to the largest concentration of Asia specialists in the US, with over 300 scholars in the humanities and social sciences who offer more than 600 courses a year focused on Asian cultures and societies. The UHM School of Pacific and Asian Studies is home to four relevant area studies centers: the Center for Chinese Studies (57 full-time affiliate faculty), the Center for Japanese Studies (37 faculty), the Center for South Asian Studies (49 faculty) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (35 faculty).
The East-West Center is a public, non-profit research and
educational institution established in 1960 with a U.S. Congressional mandate
to promote better relations and understanding among the nations of Asia, the
Pacific and the United States through cooperative study, training and research.
The Center’s international mission is to contribute to a peaceful, prosperous
and just Asia Pacific community through cooperative research, education, and
dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and
the United States. In Hawai‘i, the Center’s 21-acre campus is located
contiguous to the University of Hawai‘i on the Diamond Head side of East-West
Road. The Center also maintains two branch offices: one in Washington,
D.C. that helps to increase understanding of the region among Congress and
other key audiences, and one in Beijing, China. To date, more than 60,000 students and research professionals have
participated in Center programs. The Center considers professional development
programs for K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and journalists an
integral part of its community building mission.
Participants in the Institute will have official visitor
status at both the East-West Center and the University, which will
grant full access to libraries and sports facilities. The UHM Hamilton
Library has a total collection of more than 4 million print volumes, including
over 1 million volumes in its world-class Asia Collection that includes
materials in both Asian languages and English. The UHM Sinclair library has an
extensive collection of video and audio recordings, including both documentary
and feature films.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the
National Endowment for the Humanities.