Upcoming Asia-Related Events

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

Film Screening of "The Destruction of Memory" (2016) 2017.04.26

Non-CAS Event Monday, April 26, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. HUMN 1B50 Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results for humanity, and has been steadily increasing. The Destruction of Memory looks at why this has happened, and how the push to protect and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. More information about the film can be found on its website . This event is...
Jan Nattier

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...
Saving Stones

Saving Lives or Saving Stones?: The Ethics of Cultural Heritage Protection in War 2017.04.27

Non-CAS Event Friday, April 27: 7:30 – 9:00 Hellems 267A Public Lecture by Prof. Erich Matthes (Wellesey University) In discussion surrounding the destruction of cultural heritage in armed conflict, one often hears two important claims in support of intervention to safeguard cultural heritage. The first is that the protection of people and the protection of heritage are two sides of the same coin. The second is that the cultural heritage...

“Cultural Property Under the Law of Armed Conflict” and “The Protection of Cultural Property in War” 2017.04.28

Non-CAS Event Friday, April 28: 3:00 – 6:00 Hellems 267 There will be two scholarly presentations, including commentary from philosophers at the United States Air Force Academy and a break in between for informal conversation. “Cultural Property Under the Law of Armed Conflict” (3:00 – 4:15) Speaker: Adil Haque (Rutgers Law) Commentator: Logan Sisson (United States Air Force Academy) “The Protection of Cultural Property in War” (4:45 – 6:00) Speakers:...

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. Chinese grammar is underspecified in a number of functional domains that are found obligatory in other languages. What is...

The Art in Maps Rocky Mountain Map Society with Tianlong Jiao and Marcia Yonemoto 2017.05.09

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. Denver Public Library Conference Center 10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy. 80204 The early 17th century Selden Map is considered an anomaly among known Chinese antique maps. Although it employed traditional Chinese painting techniques, its primary focus was on the coast and the islands in east and southeast Asia rather than the mainland. Thus, it presents a very different impression of the relationship...

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...

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...