We are pleased to announce the posting of the Summer 2019 issue of the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies. This issue contains papers written by students who wrote China-related papers for the ASIA 3900 Urban China class held in China in Summer 2018 (Gagne, Jones, and Vunnam), by a student in a Media and Popular Culture class (Faricy), and by a student from Colorado College (Zhao). These papers cover a wide range of topics and cultures: “The Politics of Music—K-Pop: A Structured Soft Power ” (Faricy); “Beyond the Art Museum: The Employment of Art in Public Spaces in China” (Gagne) “Chinese Consumerism and Reflection of Wealth” (Jones); and “Chinese Music as a Tool for Developing Bonds within Communities” (Vunnam); and “Making and Remaking Shangrila: The Confrontation and Negotiation between Tibetan Cultural Preservation and State-Sponsored Tourism” (Zhao).
The Colorado Journal of Asian Studies is published annually by the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. We publish original, quality undergraduate research on almost any aspect of Asia (East, Southeast, South, or West) or Asian culture and welcome submissions of original scholarly work from any undergraduate student in any department at CU Boulder or at other Colorado universities. Authors of Asia-related research papers can submit them directly; we also hope that faculty members will encourage their students whose papers fit this description to contact us. All papers will be reviewed for acceptance by the journal editor.