East Asia and the Coronavirus Pandemic


This Zoom class focuses on how the coronavirus epidemic impacted China, Japan, and Korea, their national responses to the epidemic, and how the social, political, and cultural environments of these East Asian countries shaped their responses and influenced the impact of COVID-19 on them.  Finally, we will look at the current status of the epidemic in each country and the potential changes that may result from their experiences and explore what the rest of the world can learn from those experiences.

Instructor:  Mark Ericson was raised in Japan.  He has a doctorate in Japanese History and has taught courses focusing on East Asian Civilization for over 40 years, including several courses for ALL.  He is an Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Maryland University College.

Location:  Zoom.  The class is limited to 10 participants.


Day and Time:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 22 – November 12, at 10:00 AM


Fee:  $20


Materials to be Purchased:  None