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Maine Teachers Come to Bowdoin for Asian Studies Workshop

Story posted June 23, 2000

This Sunday twenty-two high school and junior high school teachers from throughout Maine gather at Bowdoin to learn more about China and Japan.

"Views from the East: China and Japan in Maine Schools" is a four day program for secondary school teachers "interested in incorporating more of China and Japan into their courses," according to Bowdoin Professor Kidder Smith, who is director of the Asian Studies program.

The program offers an overview of the histories and cultures of China and Japan. It includes lectures, discussions, workshops, video and film, with the aim of developing curricula on the two countries. Faculty from Bates and Bowdoin will tackle art, literature, history, medicine and religion.

Through a grant from the Freeman Foundation , the teachers will receive a stipend for attending as well as $500 for teaching and library resources.

The program begins on Sunday, June 25, and ends the following Wednesday.

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