Dr. Jie Zhang1, Dr. Haili Kong2, Dr. Jin Feng3, Dr. David Ribble4, Dr. Katharina Yu5
1Trinity University, San Antonio, United States, 2Swarthmore College , Philadelphia , USA, 3Grinnell College , Grinnell , USA, 4Trinity University , San Antonio , USA, 5Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC), Zhuhai , PRC
Roundtable chair: Professor Jie Zhang
This panel features three path-breaking models of Asia-focused curriculum in America’s higher education. Specifically, it explores how faculty members across different disciplines (Chinese/Biology/Environmental Studies/International Studies/Russian) and geographical boundaries (US/China/Hong Kong/Taiwan/Japan/Vietnam/Russia) work collaboratively to offer students a global experience that combines cultural immersion, comparative inquiries, and experiential learning. All presenters are established scholars and administrators with an extensive international education background. They share their insights in curricular innovation, institutional strategies, and international partnerships. Together, they reflect how hundreds of American students experience multiple sites of Asia within and beyond the American liberal arts curriculum in the second decade of the twenty-first century.