2020 Program Sessions

123. Race and Ethnicity in the Teaching of Premodern East Asian Literature

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - Skagit 4

Session Information

Description: Participants interrogate how portrayals of race and ethnicity in premodern Asian literature unsettle students’ understandings of these categories and how professors’ and students’ own ethnic and racial backgrounds affect classroom discussions of these subjects.


Mark Bender, Ohio State U, Columbus

Reginald Jackson, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

S. E. Kile, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Suyoung Son, Cornell U

Don Wyatt, Middlebury C

Shao-yun Yang, Denison U


Rivi Handler-Spitz, Macalester C