Upcoming Asia-Related Events

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

After the Land Grab: Infrastructural Violence and the Mafia System in Indonesia's Oil Palm Plantation Zone 2017.02.24

Non-CAS Event Friday, February 24, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Hale Science, Room 230 Plantations are back. Colonial-style large scale corporate monoculture of industrial crops on concession land is again expanding in the global south. The biggest expansion is in Indonesia, where oil palm plantations already cover ten million hectares, and more are planned. The polemical term 'land grab' usefully draws attention to what is being taken away: customary land rights, diverse...

Home: American photography at the CU Art Museum 2017.03.02 - 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...

Annual Norooz Persian New Year Celebration 2017.03.05

Non-CAS Event Sunday, March 5, 2017, 6:00 p.m. University Memorial Center - CU Boulder Join the Persian Student Organization in observing CU Boulder's annual Norooz Persian New Year Celebration, sponsored by PSO and Cultural Events Board. The Norooz Persian New Year Celebration at CU Boulder is recognized as the largest event observing the holiday in Colorado. Within a decade and half of organizing the event, we have welcomed guests such...

Doing Business In Japan in 2017 2017.03.06

Non-CAS Event Monday, March 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 1225 17th St. 8th Floor KMPG Conference Room Join the Japan American Society of Colorado for a luncheon program featuring the Japan External Trade Organization Los Angeles (JETRO). JETRO is a nonprofit organization funded by the Japanese government that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has...

Learning to Speak Lingerie: Chinese Migrants in Egypt - Peter Hessler 2017.03.06

Non-CAS Event Monday, March 6, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sturm Hall 251, University of Denver Peter Hessler is a Rhodes Schoalr, a MacArthur Fellow and a New Yorker staff writer. He served as the Beijing correspondent from 2000 to 2007. His China tribology River Town, Oracle Bones and Country Driving best captures China in its dramatic transition and transformation. His excellent journalism and profound humanism won numerous awards...

The Learned Ganesha of Cambodia 2017.03.07

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Schlessman Hall, North Building, Denver Art Museum Ticket information here Join us as Dr Peter Sharrock of London University explores the history of Ganesha, the great, cultivated, elephant-headed Hindu god capable of solving all problems, long loved by merchants, scholars and writers, and worshipped before all major undertakings as the lord who removes snags and encumbrances. Literate and blessed with...

Asian Borderlands Series: Displaced and Stateless People in Asia 2017.03.09

CAS Speaker Series Asian Borderlands Thursday, March 9, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. British & Irish Studies Room, Norlin, CU Boulder Keynotes - Catherine Allerton and Malik Mujahid In this talk, Catherine Allerton examines the unique experiences of children (aged 8-18) who have been ‘born across borders’ to Indonesian and Filipino migrant parents in Sabah, East Malaysia. Such children are mostly undocumented and are considered at risk of statelessness...

Joomchi: The Art of Paper Felting Anew 2017.03.15

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lower Level Lecture Room, North Building, Denver Art Museum Ticket information here To artist Sammy Seung-min Lee balancing two modes of art making: one is bookbinding, and the other is joomchi, a traditional Korean technique of beating papers to create collages; mimics the symmetry of life. Both processes involve paper and are intensely time consuming – book making requires...

The Rational Sciences in 17th c. Morocco 2017.03.22

CAS Speaker Series Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00 p.m., UMC 384 & 386 Professor Justin Stearns, Head of Arab Crossroads Studies Program at NYU–Abu Dhabi Prof. Stearns' lecture will focus on the rational sciences in the post-classical Islamic world. Although his talk will focus on North Africa, it relates to the broader question of the fate of the rational sciences in the Islamic world after the 12th century. The “narrative...

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 &...

Tripod, or "Nobody's Talking about That, Margaret" 2017.04.07

CAS Speaker Series Thursday, April 7, 2017 time and location TBA, CU Boulder A live performance featuring Minneapolis-based Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance Ensemble.

Asian Borderlands with Hjorleiffur Jonsson 2017.04.09

CAS Speaker Series Asian Borderlands Thursday, April 6, 2017 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. British & Irish Studies Room, Norlin, CU Boulder Keynote Hjorleiffur Jonsson of Arizona State University will present "Mosquito-Relish Diplomacy: Civil Pluralism in the Asian Borderlands”. Emperor Ping’s Charter , a document regarding Yao people in China’s south, is of questionable veracity according to modern scholarship. Local panelists will further the discussion. Light reception to follow.

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

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...

English-Arabic Conversation Club 2017.04.19

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...

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,...

Southeast Asian Sociology 2017.04.26

CAS Luncheon Series Wednesday, April 26, 12:00 p.m. CAS Conference Room Rachel Rinaldo, associate professor, Sociology

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.