East Asia faculty provide targeted training for a wide variety of groups. An example is the partnership among the Center for Chinese Studies, the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the Hawaii State Consortium for Integrative Healthcare for the incorporation of Asian medicines and medical practices into the mainstream healthcare system. NRCEA funding helped sponsor a one day workshop (June 2002) for conventional and complementary health professionals, academicians, and researchers that brought together over 100 participants from the US and Asia. Another example is the East Asia Healthcare Initiative with the Shidler College of Business. This has included workshops and seminars in Japan and Taipei on Strategic Management for Healthcare; and participants have been physicians, hospital administrators, and pharmaceutical company representatives.
East Asia Media Resources
The East Asia Council has approved an initiative to establish UH as a leading source for East Asia media resources and curriculum development for K-16 educators. To achieve this end, the East Asia Council has begun collecting syllabi and lesson plans on courses that extensively incorporate film into the curriculum, writing into the present NRCEA grant the creation of a website and the development of a workbook on incorporating Chinese film in the classroom by Cyndy Ning. One planned activity is a Children’s Asia and Pacific Film Festival with the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Summer 2004. As with most of our outreach projects, this initiative draws upon the resources of on and off-campus organizations, the Academy for Creative Media, Hawai’i International Film Festival, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.