Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: It's Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them with Dr. Charles Ramble

Sept. 13, 2017

The term ‘sacred landscape’ refers to the natural environment when it is perceived and represented as a supernatural place. The phenomenon appears all over the world, in at least as many forms are there are religious beliefs to generate it. In the case of Tibet, the richness and complexity of... Read more »

Mosquito Relish Diplomacy with Hjorleifur Jonsson

April 6, 2017

In this talk, anthropologist Hjorleifur Jonsson asks how ethnic minorities navigate being in a zone claimed by three states: Thailand, Laos and China. Using ethnographic and archival evidence, Jonsson challenges the appealing but simple argument that upland Southeast Asia is a "zone of refuge" from the inequity and oppression of... Read more »

Displaced and Stateless People in Asia with Abdul Malik Mujahid and Catherine Allerton

March 9, 2017

In this talk, Catherine Allerton (Lecturer, Anthropology, London School of Economics) 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. They are excluded... Read more »

Remembering the Japanese-American Internment: 75 years with Tom Ikeda

Feb. 23, 2017

Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, dated February 19, 1942, gave the military broad powers to ban any citizen from a fifty- to sixty-mile-wide coastal area stretching from Washington state to California and extending inland into southern Arizona. The order also authorized transporting these citizens to assembly centers hastily set up and... Read more »

Trading Beyond Borderland: Shipwrecks and the Ancient Chinese Export Porcelains

Dec. 1, 2016

Dr. Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum, presents the recent archaeological excavations of some major shipwrecks both within and beyond China Seas, highlighting how these new finds have changed our understanding of the rise and fall of some major kilns in China,... Read more »

The International Student Experience at CU: An Asian Perspective on Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Campus Climate

Nov. 15, 2016

This talk features a keynote address, “Reweaving Self: Chinese International Students in American Higher Education,” by Western New England University Psychology Professor, Qin Dongxiao, author of Crossing Borders: International Women Students in American Higher Education . Professor Qin’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion featuring students, faculty, and... Read more »

Dr. Sara Shneiderman: Cross-Border Histories of Mobility in Relation to Nepal’s New Constitution

Oct. 7, 2016

Dr. Sara Shneiderman, professor of anthropology, University of British Columbia Professor Shneiderman's research explores the relationships between political discourse, ritual action, and cross-border mobility in producing ethnic identities and shaping social transformation. She is the author of the book Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India (2015), which... Read more »

Struggle, Disillusionment, and Rebellion Among Chinese Youth, April 14, 2016

April 16, 2016

Eric Fish, author of China's Millennials: The Want Generation and writer at Asia Society. In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. A generation later, Chinese youth have grown a world apart from those who converged at Tiananmen. Brought up with lofty expectations, they’ve been accustomed to unprecedented... Read more »

Campus Visit of Contemporary Tibetan Artist Gonkar Gyatso, April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016

Campus Visit of Contemporary Tibetan Artist Gonkar Gyatso April 5 CAS Speaker Series Widely considered the father of cotemporary Tibetan art, Gonkar Gyatso was one of a number of young Tibetans seeking new vehicles for creative expression and co-founded the Sweet Tea House artists’ collective in Lhasa in in 1984... Read more »

CAS Annual Symposium: Transcultural Asia, March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1:00 p.m. UMC Aspen Rooms, CU-Boulder Keynote speaker, Rudolf Wagner of Heidelberg University, and panelists from the CU faculty and graduate students present their views on "Transcultural Asia." Rudolf Wagner is Senior Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He is known... Read more »