Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of CAS, Warm greetings on a chilly winter’s day here in Boulder! 2015 was a busy year in Asian Studies. Last Spring we partnered with the College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI); the Center for Media, Religion, and Society; and the Center for Environmental Journalism—all of whom... Read more »

Giving to CU: Friends of Asian Studies Flatirons Fund and More

Friends of Asian Studies Flatirons Fund CAS is excited to announce a new opportunity available to help provide long-term support to CU students and programming. Contributions to the Friends of Asian Studies Flatirons Fund will create an endowment to further the CAS mission, which includes supporting research, instruction, and outreach... Read more »

CU Faculty Advance Asian Studies at CU

Miriam Kingsberg (History) received the 2015 Eugene R. Kayden Book Award and the Provost's Award for Faculty Achievement for her book, Moral Nation: Modern Japan and Narcotics in Global History (UC Press, 2013). The Kayden Award workshop in February 2016 included four outside scholars and several CU faculty who convened... Read more »

New Digital Archives Available

The Visual Resources Center (VRC) in the Department of Art and Art History was gifted the photo archives of late CU Professor Ronald Bernier . Two grants, from ArtStor and the Visual Resources Association Foundation, allowed them to digitize and input metadata for 1,000 slides. All images will be made... Read more »

Alumnus from Class of 1954 Visits CU

Last August, 86-year-old CU alumnus Akira Horie (MMktg 1954) visited CAS and CU to see what kinds of changes had occurred on campus since his last visit. In 1952, Horie was selected as a member of the first class of Japanese Fulbright scholars to study in the US. After a... Read more »

CU Alumna Dana Tang Made Partner at Gluckman Tang Architects

Dana Tang, B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, Class of ’87, has just been made partner at Gluckman Tang Architects. NEW YORK, NY – Gluckman Mayner Architects, the firm with strong roots in the design of spaces for art, is changing its name to GLUCKMAN TANG effective September 2015. The... Read more »

CU Alumni Take Asian Studies Beyond Boulder

Since completing my MA, which included Arabic study in Morocco, I have been working in the field of localization as a project manager. I am based in Chicago and am thrilled to work with various languages on a daily basis. I continue to teach and tutor ESL on the side... Read more »

Updates from the Program for Teaching East Asia

Program for Teaching East Asia receives new funding, expands online programs and Korea offerings This year, TEA passes a milestone of 18 years of continuous funding as one of the five founding centers directing the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. Through generous and long-term funding from the Freeman Foundation,... Read more »

"Tibet Himalaya Initiative" Promotes Tibetan Studies on Campus

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative (THI) at CU Boulder celebrated the success of its inaugural semester with a graduate colloquium and reception in the Koenig Alumni Center on November 11, 2015. More than twenty-five graduate students, faculty, and supporters of THI from CU, Naropa University, and the Boulder community gathered for... Read more »

CAS Brings Asia to CU in 2015

In 2015, CAS offered 39 public events. We helped to educate well over 1,600 people on Asia-related topics. We continued the theme of “Mediating Asia” throughout the spring semester of 2015 and began “Transcultural Asia” in the fall. We would like to thank our many co-sponsors, including the CU departments... Read more »

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