We are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2021 issue of the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies. This issue contains papers written by students in the ASIA 4830 Senior Seminar class, an excerpt from an honors thesis in International Affairs, as well as a special section featuring two policy-oriented papers from the IAFS 4500 Culture and Conflict in South Asia course. These papers cover a wide range of issues and cultures, including “Sexuality and Gender Expression in Male K-Pop Groups: Queering Hwarang Culture, Contemporary Korean Masculinity, and Fandom Desires” by Reilly Gabel, “Painting Identity on the Peninsula: A Century-Long Search for ‘Korean’ Art” by Anne Feller, “Institutional Barriers and Temporary Shanghai Migrants” by Renee Gagne, “Investing in Equitable Development in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka” by Thomas Raney, and “Emissions Trading in India: A Policy for Combatting Toxic Air and Global Warming” by Colton Zadkovic.
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.