East meets West at Union

Snyder said that this year's speakers represent the best of area East Asian studies experts. Professors from Union College, Siena and St. Rose are among the guest lecturers.

Upcoming sessions include East Asian philosophy, like Confucianism and Daoism, the role of women in China, and a comparison of education systems in Japan, Hong Kong and China.

The Freeman Foundation, which funds the program, is a national organization that aims to increase American awareness of Asian history, culture and current events.

Teachers interested in applying to participate in next year's session should contact Catherine Snyder, Associate Dean, Union Graduate College School of Education at snyderc@uniongraduatecollege.edu.""

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