Syllabus and Projects Bank

The Syllabus and Projects Bank provides materials for those wishing to jump into a new time or place in Asia as well as for those who are looking for fresh ideas on how to frame a difficult discussion, innovative projects to get your students motivated or simply new uses for old classics. 

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Featured Syllabus

Sherry Mou

Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Asian Studies Program

In this video, Professor Mou discusses how she uses a role playing game from the “Reacting To the Past” series in her classroom. Please note that “Reacting to the Past” requires a subscription to use materials. 

About Professor Mou

Professor Mou teaches Chinese literature, culture, and language in the Asian Studies Program and is currently the director of Asian Studies Program and the coordinator of the Chinese program.  She has also taught courses at the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Honor Scholar programs.  She has published articles, reviews, and translations in both English and Chinese on Chinese literature, pedagogy, and films. She is the editor of Presence and Presentation: Women in the Chinese Literati Tradition and the author of Gentlemen’s Prescriptions for Women’s Lives: A Thousand Years of Biographies of Chinese Women.  She is current working on a Reacting to the Past game manual based on an episode from Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Syllabi from ASIANetwork Member Colleges

This Syllabus Bank collects syllabi submitted by instructors from all courses related to Asia.  The categories below are evolving as new syllabi are added to the collection.  Individual syllabi are listed by their course titles. Syllabi are available for download in PDF or Word format.


We are in the process of collecting syllabi,  projects, and lesson plans, and would like to ask you to please consider sharing. When you do, you are giving your permission to publish your materials on this website. 

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