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Contemporary Wa: Shodo/Sumi Paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi 2017.08.30 - 2017.10.27

Non-CAS Event August 30, 2017 to October 27, 2017 Special Collections & Archives, Reading Room N345, Norlin Library Open 11-4, M-F Japanese calligraphy exhibition. A collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga" (Japanese Style Painting) "Enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish in the...

Applying for the JET Program Workshop 2017.09.21

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A Teaching English in Japan on JET can be an amazing experience, but is it right for you? Find out what it really takes to participate.
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"Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Imperial Examination System" with James Kung 2017.09.25

Non-CAS Event Monday, September 25, 2017, 3 p.m. ECON 5, CU Boulder The effect of China’s civil examination system (keju) on human capital outcomes persists to this day. Using the variation in the density of jinshi—the highest qualification—across 278 Chinese prefectures in the Ming-Qing period (1368-1905) to proxy for the keju effect, and river distance to a prefecture’s nearest locations of pine and bamboo—the main ingredients for producing ink and...

Cambodian Cultural History: Pre-Angkor to Today. 2017.09.26

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 6:30-9:00 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Lower Level, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum Dr. Sovath Bong, archaeologist and President of the Royal University of Fine Arts, invites us to explore the wonders of Cambodia's past with him in this presentation. Archaeological research into Cambodia's past began in the late 19th century revealing the hidden treasure of now-famous Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world...

China-US Relationship in the New Era with Chinese Consul General Hong Lei and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill 2017.09.26

Non-CAS Event Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:00pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 The Jackson/ Ho China Forum Series Presents: "China-US Relationship in the New Era" with Chinese Consul General Hong Lei and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill. Discussion to be moderated By Professor Suisheng Zhao. Mr. HONG Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago and...

The Hidden Structure of Kanji - Radicals Part 1 2017.09.28

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A Think memorizing 2000+ Kanji is a humongous challenge? This workshop is for you, and you'll learn why it isn't as hard as you think.

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...

The Hidden Structure of Kanji - Radicals Part 2 2017.10.05

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A A follow up to the first kanji workshop. Go hands on with some paper and digital tools to really understand how kanji work.

"The Failure of Political Institutionalization in China" with Dr. Susan Shirk 2017.10.10

Non-CAS Event Tuesday October 10, 2017, 12:00pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 Dr. Susan Shirk is the Chair of the 21st Century China Center and Research Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California - San Diego. She is director emeritus of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). Susan Shirk...

Worlds Within Ruins 2017.10.18

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12 p.m. Hamilton Building, Congdon Board, Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO Artist Melissa Furness will speak about her recent creative work and research in China as an artist in residence with RedGate Gallery and as an instructor of art with the International College of Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. Furness’ studies have focused...

On'yomi vs. Kun'yomi - How Japanese is Pronounced 2017.10.19

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A A pronunciation all their own. If it feels tedious keeping track of how to pronounce Kanji, it's time to become a genius at pattern recognition.

CHINA Town Hall 2017.10.24

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:00pm SIE Complex—1st Floor Forum—Room 1020 University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is pleased to announce that Ambassador Susan E. Rice will be the national webcast speaker for our eleventh annual CHINA Town Hall, to be held on October 24, 2017. In addition to her foreign policy experience as national security advisor (2013-2017) and...

The CU International Film Series Presents: The Departure 2017.11.08

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM Muenzinger Auditorium, CU Boulder The CU International Film Series presents: "The Departure" "Death hangs over The Departure in grandly cosmic fashion. Lana Wilson’s documentary is a portrait of Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist priest in Japan who’s devoted his life to preparing people for death and trying to talk people out of taking their own lives. The film’s opening sequence captures in detail one...

Logan Lecture: Xiaoze Xie 2017.11.29

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6-7pm Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 Born in Guangdong at the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, Xiaoze Xie's work has remained deeply affected by the loss of tradition, culture, and learning since moving to the US in 1992. His most recent series traces the practice of banning books...

Technology and Culture Change Along the Proto Silk Road with Dr. Rowan K. Flad 2017.12.15

Non-CAS Event Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 Dr. Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University, shares the findings of his work in Gansu, China on the Tao River Archaeological Project (TRAP), 2012-2017. Tracing the nature of technology and technological change migrating along the routes of the proto Silk Roads, and the...

Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew: Three Qing-dynasty Chinese Lacquer Screens of Europeans Hunting with Tamara Bentley 2018.01.17

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12 p.m. Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum Professor Bentley’s talk examines three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800. All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch. Analysis highlights the ways in which these Chinese screens borrowed “foreigner” imagery from...