Upcoming Asia-Related Events

Here is a list of all the upcoming Speaker Series events, Luncheon Series events, and non-CAS events:


Constitutional Reform in Sri Lanka 2017.03.23

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Dr. Lakshman Guruswamy, the Nicholas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was born in Sri Lanka, and is a recognized expert in International Environmental and Energy Law. Lakshman teaches International Environmental Law, International Energy Law, and Energy Justice at CU. He is also the Director of the Center for Energy &...

Kayden Book Award Symposium 2017.03.23

Non-CAS Event Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage Library Please join as the Women and Gender Studies dept. honors Deepti Misri, winner of the 2016 Kayden Book Award, for an author-meets-critic symposium with Laura Brueck (Northwestern University) and Praseeda Gopinath (SUNY Binghamton), who will present responses to the award-winning book Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence and Representation in Postcolonial India.

The Secret Life of Japanese Dictionaries 2017.03.23 - 04.13

Non-CAS Event March 23, April 13, 2017 5:00 p.m., Norlin Library Room E260A Please join Japanese & Korean Studies Librarian Adam Lisbon for a series of library workshops for Japanese in Spring 2017. The workshops will explore ways to to discover the Japanese language and will be held in the 2nd floor of Norlin Library in room E260A where coffee, tea and Japanese snacks will be served. For more information,...

Politics of post-earthquake reconstruction and the early forms of disaster capitalism in Nepal 2017.03.24

Non-CAS Event Friday, March 24, 2017, 3:30 p.m. GUGG 205 Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes killed more than 9000 people, damaged more than half a million homes and destroyed nearly half of Nepal’s GDP. The earthquakes struck Nepal at a time when the country was experiencing two massive political transformations: 1) a decade long Maoist insurgency followed by the establishment of federalism and the Republic Nepal, and 2) neoliberalization of every aspect...

Colorado Anime Fest 2017.03.24-26

Non-CAS Event Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 Rennaisance Denver Stapleton Hotel Registration For a complete list of events, guests and vendors, please visit the Colorado Anime Festival website.

English-Chinese Conversation Club 2017.03.28

Non-CAS Event March 28, 2017 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Hellems 199 The Chinese Language Program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations and the International English Center invites you to join the English-Chinese Conversation Group in Spring 2017. Please contact shang.dong@colorado.edu with questions.

English-Arabic Conversation Club 2017.04.05 - 04.19

Non-CAS Event Every other Wednesday until April 19, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. International English Center Student Lounge 305, 1030 13th Street The International English Center and the Arabic Language Program in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations invites you to join the English-Arabic Conversation Club in Spring 2017. IEC students should sign up outside the IEC front office. Contact raese@colorado.edu with questions. Arabic students should sign up...

Asian Borderlands - Mosquito-Relish Diplomacy: Civil Pluralism in the Asian Borderlands 2017.04.06

CAS Speaker Series Asian Borderlands Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:30 p.m. - reception 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. - keynote 6:30 - 7:00 P.M. - Q & A British & Irish Studies Room, Norlin, CU Boulder What alternatives exist to rigid borders? How can examples from Southeast Asia help us answer this timely question? In this talk, anthropologist Hjorleifur Jonsson asks how ethnic minorities navigate being in a zone claimed by...

Asian Language Night 2017.04.06

Non-CAS Event Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. HUMN 1B50 The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations presents the annual Asian Language. Join for student performances, food, music, and more from the Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, and Korean Language and Literature Programs! A reception will follow at 7:00 pm in the Eaton Humanities first floor lobby. Contact Yumiko.Matsunaga-1@Colorado.edu for more information. This event is free and...

Tripod: Mead, Bateson, Bali 2017.04.07

CAS Speaker Series Friday, April 7, 2017 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. showtimes, Old Main Chapel, CU Boulder A mixed media documentary performance about ethnography, art, purpose and the systems in which we find ourselves. Featuring: Margaret Mead (Jennifer Cool) Gregory Bateson (Christian Hammons) Stewart Brand (Matthew Durington) Nora Bateson (Sophia Hammons) and the musicians and dancers of Gamelan Tunas Mekar conducted by I Made Lasmawan Sponsored by the Center...

Kabir Singers with Prahlad Singh Tipanya 2017.04.09

CAS Speaker Series Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Old Main Chapel, CU Boulder A group of 6 traditional singers of Kabir’s 15th century poetry from India will be performing his poetry live in a traditional style of bhakti devotional poetry.

The State of Post-Colonial Siege and the “de-facto” Indian Occupation in the valley of Kashmir 2017.04.12

CAS Luncheon Series Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. CAS Conference Room Ather Zia, assistant professor, Anthropology and Gender Studies at UNC

Martial Citizenship in China: A Conversation with Neil Diamant 2017.04.13

CAS Speaker Series Thursday, April 13, 2017, 3:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room, CU Boulder In conjunction with the Conference on World Affairs, CAS welcomes Neil Diamant. Professor Diamant research focuses on law and society in Asia with particular reference to China, Japan, and India; civil-military relations in China, patriotism in comparative perspective, and the history of Chinese constitutionalism.

The Five Camps are on Guard: The Four Quarters Spatial Model and the Belief in Protectors of the Borders 2017.04.18

CAS Speaker Series Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:00 p.m., HUMN 1B50 Prof. Lee Fong-mao, a founding figure in the study of Daoism in Taiwan, will present a public lecture on his research into the development of China's indigenous organized religion. Prof. Fong-mao is Professor Emeritus at National Chengchi University and former Research Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Prof. Liu Yuan-ju, Research Fellow at...

The Rama Epic: Hero, Heroine, Ally, Foe 2017.04.18

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum Ticket information here Demons and monkeys battle. Noblemen and women fall in love, perform valiant deeds, and sometimes betray each other. Both the magical events of the world of superheroes and real human experiences familiar to us all fill the stories of the legendary Indian prince Rama. This talk by Dr. Forest McGill...

Hinduism and New Media 2017.04.20

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 p.m. CAS Conference Room Dr. Juli Gittinger, CU alumna and currently a lecturer at Georgia College & State University, presents work from her forthcoming publication, "Digital Hinduism." Is Vishnu ontologically present in an e-puja smartphone app? Are online communities an integral part of the Hindu diasporic experience? Is the Hinduism one encounters online representative of Hindu tradition as practiced 'on the ground'?...

Traditional Kathak Solo 2017.04.21

Non-CAS Event Friday, April 21, 2017 University of Denver Lamont School of Music Sarah Morelli performs the quintessential kathak solo replete with dance, music, poetry and theater accompanied by some of India's finest classical musicians. For more information, visit: http://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/performance-tickets/ .

Chinese and American Views on the Media's Role 2017.04.22

Non-CAS Event Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, Butcher Auditorium Timothy Weston, Associate Professor, History The media’s role as a social institution has long been a pressing issue for Chinese and American scholars, politicians, journalists and others. In this lecture, Timothy Weston will focus on the complex history of Sino-American discourse related to media and society. Beginning in the early 20th century,...

Honoring the Life and Work of Joyce Chapman Lebra 2017.04.24

Non-CAS Event Monday, April 24, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library University Libraries CU Legends Series invites you to attend "An Asian Attachment," Honoring the Life and Work of Joyce Chapman Lebra, Professor of History Emerita. More information about Prof. Lebra can be found on her website .

Travel Ban Panel 2017.04.24

Non-CAS Event Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Hale 270, CU Boulder Carla Jones, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Interim Director, Center for Asian Studies Nabil Echchaibi, Associate Professor, CMCI, Associate Director of the Center for Media, Religion and Culture John M. Willis, Associate Professor, Modern Middle East and Islam, History Aun Hasan Ali, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Religious Studies
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Gender and Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahayana Sutras 2017.04.27

CAS Speaker Series Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. HUMN 250 It is commonly held that the rise of the Mahāyāna opened new spiritual horizons for Buddhist women. Many modern writers, especially those inspired by feminist theory, have seen the non-dualistic language that abounds in many Mahāyāna scriptures as evidence that dualities of any sort—including dualities based on gender—were not important in Mahāyāna circles, thus creating a...

What Does Chinese Tell Us about Grammar? 2017.05.01

CAS Speaker Series Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Clare Small Arts and Sciences 209, CU Boulder Prof. Meichun Liu, City University of Hong Kong, has collaborated on work that contributes to the formulation of a linguistic theory based on cross-linguistic data rather than on the narrow data of Indo-European languages.

From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection 2017.10.01

Non-CAS Event Open through October 1, 2017 Denver Art Museum, North Building - Level 5 Included in general admission This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these...

Daoism and Chinese Society TBA

CAS Speaker Series Time and Location TBA Prof. Lee Fong-mao, a founding figure in the study of Daoism in Taiwan, will present a public lecture on his research into the development of China’s indigenous organized religion. Prof. Liu Yuan-ju, Research Fellow at Academia Sinica, will assist as translator for the talk.

Home: American photography at the CU Art Museum Through 2017.07.15

Non-CAS Event March 2, 2017 - July 15, 2017 CU Art Museum, Visual Arts Complex, CU Boulder Is home “where the heart is?” Is it a building, a landscape or a state of mind? Drawn from the photography collection of the CU Art Museum, Home investigates how American photographers working from the late 1800s to today have engaged with these questions. Through a presentation of landscapes, family photos and candid...