Teaching Through a Case Study: Civic Service Exams in History and Modern Society in East Asia (79921)

Session Information: Cultural Studies
Session Chair: Wen Xiong

Saturday, 25 May 2024 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This presentation introduces the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) design in humanities courses at the college level, which involves faculty undertaking systematic inquiry about student learning, as well as helping faculty to maintain more reflection in teaching. This presentation demonstrates a case study on the influence of China’s Imperial Examination system on Japan and Korea since the Tang Dynasty to engage students in understanding the historical connections between China, Korea, and Japan. It explores how language and cultural dynamics have shaped and continue to influence people’s views and pertinent issues. Students will be engaging in learning the historical China's Imperial Exams and its role in shaping governance, education, and societal norms. Through a comparative analysis, the case study will highlight how Japan and Korea were influenced by China's Imperial Examination system and adapted it to their context. The presentation will draw parallels between historical imperial exams and the public service examinations in 21st-century young people’s career considerations to shed light on the enduring societal impact of these examinations. This presentation aims to contribute to the discourse on teaching language and culture in historical and ongoing contact in East Asia and offer a unique perspective for students to understand the interconnectedness of language, culture, and society in the region.

Wen Xiong, Winston Salem State University, United States

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Wen Xiong is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Winston Salem State University in United States

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