Published: Feb. 25, 2013

CAS Symposium 2013 Listening to AsiaJoin us for the Second Annual Center for Asian Studies Symposium, an interdisciplinary inquiry into contemporary Asian societies and cultures.  This year, we explore the sounds of love and war, the voices of the subaltern and the middle classes, and music and dance from throughout the region. 

10:00 a.m. | Welcome with Timothy Oakes, Director of Center for Asian Stuides, and David Boonin, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences

10:15 a.m. | “Listening to Friends: Personal Networks, Social Support, and Friendships among Professional Women in Banglaore, India.” Rachel Fleming (PhD Candidate in Anthropology, CU-Boulder)

10:45 a.m. | “Listening to Kill: The Signature of Drone Strikes.” Najeeb Jan (Assistant Professor of Geography, CU-Boulder)

11:15 a.m. | “Love in Buddhist Tantra: A Tibetan Woman’s Voice.” Holly Gayley (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, CU-Boulder)

1:30 p.m. | “Plagiarism and Transnational Listening Networks in the Hindi Film Industry.” Nilanjana Bhattacharjya (Honors Faculty Fellow, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University)

2:00 p.m. | “Gender, Identity and ‘Good’ Dance in South Indian Classical Dance and Film.” Rumya Putcha (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Earlham College)

2:30 p.m. | “An Instrument on the India-Pakistan Border: A Cultural History of the Kamaicha of the Manganiyar of Rajasthan.” Shalini Ayyagari (Assistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts, American University)

3:00 p.m. | “Listening to Subaltern (Oppressed Outcaste) South Asians Become Cosmopolitan.” Zoe Sherinian (Associate Professor, School of Music, University of Oklahoma)

3:45 p.m. | “Art Songs from China, Korea, and Japan.” Mutsumi Moteki (Associate Professor of Vocal Coaching & Vocal Accompanying, College of Music, CU-Boulder)

4:30 p.m. | “Sound, Word and Image in Traditional Japanese Dance.” Jay Keister (Associate Professor, College of Music, CU-Boulder) and Mami Itasaka-Keister (Instructor, College of Music, CU-Boulder)

Reception immediately following.

Please visit for a full schedule and presentation abstracts, or view our event flyer.