Winter 2013 Site:
Thursdays, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
2013 Seminar Format & Content
This seminar will draw on a variety of formats (lecture, discussion, guest speakers and visual materials, among others) and address topics such as East Asian history, culture, art, politics, current events, literature and more of China, Japan and Korea.
OPTIONAL: Graduate Credit
Interested participants may opt to purchase graduate credit from The Ohio State University in Spring 2013. Successful completion of the seminar is worth three graduate credits. Regular OSU graduate tuition rates apply and can be found at:
About the 2013 Lead Instructor
Dr. Anne Sokolsky has a Ph.D. in modern Japanese literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation focused on an early feminist writer of Japanese literature – Tamura Toshiko (1884 – 1945). Currently, she is working on a manuscript about colonial Taiwanese literature written in Japanese during Japan’s occupation of Taiwan from 1895 – 1945. Dr. Sokolsky became interested in Japan when she worked as an Assistant English Teacher (AET) for the Japan Exchange of Teaching Program back in the 1980s. After this experience, she was hooked and decided she wanted to devote the rest of her life to the study of Japanese literature and culture. She has lived in Japan for a total of seven years. Prior to her experience in Japan, Dr. Sokolsky was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco for two years. She can speak (Moroccan) Arabic as well as Japanese. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Humanities-Classics Department at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she teaches courses about East Asian literature and culture. For more information, visit http://humanities.owu.edu/sokolsky.html.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of this seminar, applications from teams made up of no more than four teachers from a single school are encouraged. Individual teacher applications are also accepted.