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Scholarly Publications

Introduction of Buddhism to Korea: An Overview

October 2011

The arrival of Buddhism in Korea led to the fundamental transformation of local society and a blossoming of Korean civilization.

Religions of Korea Yesterday and Today

October 2010

The earliest Western visitors to Korea at the turn of the last century routinely pointed out that Koreans were a people who often called on supernatural powers and carried out rituals for...

The Spread of Islam in West Africa: Containment, Mixing, and Reform from the Eighth to the Twentieth Century

January 2009

The history of Islam in West Africa can be explained in three stages, containment, mixing, and reform.  In the first stage, African kings contained Muslim influence by segregating Muslim...

News

New Scholars Corner video: Identity Politics

March 2019

Scholars Corner is an ongoing SPICE initiative to share FSI’s cutting-edge social science research with high school and college classrooms nationwide and international schools abroad.

Events

SPICE Webinar: "Culturally and Experientially Responsive Pedagogy: Teaching to Diverse Asian and Asian American Students"

November 18, 2019

—Made possible through the Freeman Foundation’s support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia—With communities across the United States now reflecting even greater diversity and...

NCTA MS: Religions in China and Japan

April 24, 2015

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

Projects

Teaching Resources on Japan

To promote a deeper understanding of Japanese culture, history, contemporary issues, and U.S.–Japan relations, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to...
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Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary Teachers was established at the Korean Studies Program in 2012 with the generous support of Hana Financial Group.
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Multimedia

The Rise and Implications of Identity Politics

March 2019

Black Lives Matter. Catalan independence. #MeToo. White nationalism. The Islamic State.