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Letter From the Director

March 23, 2017

Dear Friends of CAS, Warm greetings from Boulder! As we begin 2017, we want to share exciting news from the Center from the past year. Two new Asian Studies faculty joined the CU community this Fall, both in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations. Rahul Bjørn Parson studies questions... Read more »

Asia Internship Program - Japan Launched in Summer 2016

March 23, 2017

2016 was the inaugural year for the first formal CU program to connect alumni and friends with CU students in overseas internships each summer. Thanks to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz , CAS Executive Director, CAS developed relationships with three Tokyo companies who each hosted a student for up to six weeks... Read more »

From the CAS Advisory Council Chair and Asian Studies Leadership Circle

March 23, 2017

I am honored to serve as Chair of the CAS Advisory Council (CASAC), building on the work of my predecessors Alice Renouf and Duncan Campbell . A relative newcomer to both Colorado and CU Boulder, I am struck by the tremendous potential of the University and the broader community along... Read more »

Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Rinaldo, Sociology, & Katherine Alexander, Asian Languages and Civilizations

March 20, 2017

Rachel Rinaldo Rachel Rinaldo joined the CU Boulder Department of Sociology in Fall 2015. Her interests include gender, globalization, development, culture, and social change, and she does fieldwork in Indonesia. In summer 2016, Rinaldo returned to Indonesia to conduct research for two projects: a study of marriage and divorce in... Read more »

CU Alumni Take Asian Studies Beyond Boulder

March 20, 2017

Mr. Kazunori Takato (MATH ’73) is a member of the new Global Ambassadors program, an initiative of the Chancellor which aims to integrate the CU Boulder teaching and learning community into business and professional communities around the world. Mr. Takato, owner of the the Chiyoda Rubber Company, has also partnered... Read more »

Global Seminar Spotlight: Self-Awareness and Images of Others in Xi'an

March 20, 2017

With support from CAS’ Tang Family Endowment, Dr. Anja K. Lange took 12 CU students to Xi’an in May 2016. The goal of the course was to facilitate understanding of the history of Shaanxi Province and how self and other contribute to cultural, national, and individual identity. The class spent... Read more »

Student Awards and Recognition

March 20, 2017

Asian Studies Graduates in 2016 CAS coordinates the major and minor in Asian Studies, an interdisciplinary program that allows students to study the astonishing diversity of the Asian region. Information is available on the Academics tab. Asian Studies BA Alexander Appell John Hazuka Samuel Keoseyan Shelly Kim Monica Mikkelsen Emily... Read more »

CAS Brings Asia to CU in 2016: Event Highlights

March 20, 2017

In 2016 CAS offered 39 public events including 15 Luncheon Series lectures, 17 Speaker Series programs, and a variety of other special events. We reached over 1,400 audience members to better inform them on Asia-related topics. We continued the theme of “Transcultural Asia” throughout the spring semester and started “Asian... Read more »

Updates from the Program for Teaching East Asia

March 20, 2017

The Program for Teaching East Asia completed its 17th year at CAS with national and local programs for K-12 teachers that included residential summer institutes on Japan and Korea, online professional development courses and book discussion groups, conference presentations, workshops, and classroom resource development. In the past year, TEA received... Read more »