CAS Event
Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31


The CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) will hold its annual graduate student conference remotely via ZOOM care of University of Colorado, Boulder facilities on January 30th & 31st, 2021. Though our student organization has been prompted to adjust to current world events, we are still proud to host our yearly conference remotely, and trust that our conference will provide excellent opportunities for graduate students to engage with their peers in sharing their research with a global audience. Current graduate students from across the US and around the world are encouraged to submit proposals on any aspect of Asian culture. We invite a broad range or research interests on the region that may include, but are not limited to, the following fields: Anthropology, Art and Art History, Literatures, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Ethnomusicology, Film Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Theatre and Dance, Urban and Regional Planning, and Women’s Studies.

The conference will include keynote addresses from two prominent scholars in Chinese and Japanese studies, Prof. Xiaofei Tian (Professor of Chinese Literature, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University) and Prof. Wiebke Denecke (Visiting Professor, East Asian Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Keynote speakers and University of Colorado faculty will be on hand to provide feedback to presenters throughout the conference. Above all, the conference is a forum through which graduate students, researchers, and faculty are able to engage in dialogue of critical importance to the development of our respective fields, providing crucial opportunities for expanding the horizons of academic perspectives as well as breadth of academic and professional networks.

To register for the conference, please sign up here. The program can be viewed here

For inquiries, please email CUBASGA student administrators at