Suffolk University and Primary Source to Hold Talks on Japan and Korea Later This Month

By Ron Suleski, PhD, Professor and Director, Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies

Boston, Nov. 16, 2012 — We have asked Professor Sara Dillon of the Suffolk Law School to speak to us about the Japanese renegade writer Daizai Osamu (1909 –1948). Social Outcast, Rebellious Critic, the World of Daizai Osamu. He was critical of the Japanese society he saw, and might have been obsessed with sex. You can decide when you hear his story.

The talk is on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 10:00am to 11:15am at The Poetry Center, 3rd floor of the Sawyer Library at Suffolk, 73 Tremont Street, Boston. The talk is Free and Open to the Public. Light Refreshments will be Served. The talk is sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies.

Our friends at Primary Source are running a webinar on teaching about history, culture, and politics on the Korean Peninsula for K-12 educators on November 27. Details are below.

Online Resources for Teaching about History, Culture and Politics on the Korean Peninsula is required. Detailed information is below.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST
Free and open to all K-12 educators
*Register online:

Many Americans’ understanding of Korean history, culture, and politics is confined to what they hear on the news each night. This webinar will introduce K-12 educators to free, high quality, and interdisciplinary online resources for learning and teaching about life on the Korean Peninsula. Curriculum specialists will offer strategies for using literature, nonfiction, and primary sources to support the mastery of Common Core Standards when teaching about Korea. Webinar attendees will gain resources, teaching ideas, and the information they need to provide students with a deeper, more nuanced understanding of North and South Korea.