Here is a list of all the upcoming Speaker Series events, Luncheon Series events, and non-CAS events:


Contemporary Wa: Shodo/Sumi Paintings of Sensou Miyajima and Tei Kobayashi 2017.08.30 - 2017.10.27

Non-CAS Event August 30, 2017 to October 27, 2017 Special Collections & Archives, Reading Room N345, Norlin Library Open 11-4, M-F Japanese calligraphy exhibition. A collaboration between traditional Japanese calligraphy and enigmatic "Nihonga" (Japanese Style Painting) "Enjoy a glimpse into the heart of Hikaru Genji as he speaks of his love in Lady Murasaki Shikibu's Waka from the Heian Period, revel in the ephemera of Haiku, or relish in the...

Depth & Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan & Korea 2017.10.03 - 2017.11.19

Non-CAS Event Open through November 19, 2017 Denver Art Museum, North Building - Level 5 Depth and Detail: Carved Bamboo from China, Japan, and Korea showcases a variety of carved, cut, incised, and etched bamboo objects. The exhibition demonstrates how artists used bamboo, carving deeply through it to achieve different colors and textures. The intricate decoration of the items on view includes religious imagery as well as people, animals, birds,...
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MSU Colloquium: Where Faith and Violence Coincide 2017.10.18

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:00 a.m. MSU Denver - St. Cajetan’s Church 299 S Raleigh St, Denver, CO 80219 (303) 922-6306 "Where Faith and Violence Coincide: Understanding the Problem… Exploring Solutions " Presented by Metropolitan State University of Denver. This event is free of charge and includes a lunch and reception. A schedule of the colloquium is available here . The event posting and contact information are available here .

The Long Christmas Ride Home 2017.10.18

Non-CAS Event October 18-22, 2017 302 UCB, University of Colorado Boulder "The Long Christmas Ride Home" by Paula Vogel runs in The Loft Theatre in the University Theatre Building and runs October 18th-22nd. The play is subtitled "A Puppet Play with Actors" and uses modified bunraku puppetry and also includes conversations of Japanese culture and art within the story of the play. Fromour marketing: "On the icy road home from...

Worlds Within Ruins 2017.10.18

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 12 p.m. Hamilton Building, Congdon Board, Denver Art Museum 100 W. 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO Artist Melissa Furness will speak about her recent creative work and research in China as an artist in residence with RedGate Gallery and as an instructor of art with the International College of Beijing through the University of Colorado Denver and China Agricultural University. Furness’ studies have focused...

On'yomi vs. Kun'yomi - How Japanese is Pronounced 2017.10.19

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A A pronunciation all their own. If it feels tedious keeping track of how to pronounce Kanji, it's time to become a genius at pattern recognition.
CHINA Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall 2017.10.24

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 5:00pm SIE Complex—1st Floor Forum—Room 1020 University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is pleased to announce that Ambassador Susan E. Rice will be the national webcast speaker for our eleventh annual CHINA Town Hall, to be held on October 24, 2017. In addition to her foreign policy experience as national security advisor (2013-2017) and...

English-Arabic Conversation Club 2017.10.25

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, October 25, 5-6 p.m. International English Center's Student Lounge 1030 13th Street Join the English-Arabic Conversation Club! 5-6 pm on Wednesday, September 13, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 29 Meet in the International English Center's Student Lounge, located at 1030 13th Street (on the Hill) in Boulder IEC Students: sign up outside the front office; questions: Arabic Students: sign up from your...

The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China 2017.10.25

CAS Event Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 5 pm HUMN 1B80 Please join us as Sydney-based foreign correspondent and writer Madeleine O'Dea talks about her new book, The Phoenix Years. The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of...
S. Korea

Enduring Korea-U.S. Alliance and Partnership: Linchpin of Peace and Security and Driving Force for Prosperity, a lecture with Deputy Consul General Jimin Kim 2017.11.02

CAS Event Thursday, November 2, 2017, 5 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join us as Mr. Jimin Kim, Deputy Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, gives a talk on U.S.-Korean Relations. "Forged in blood during the Korean War 1950-53, the alliance between the Republic of Korea(ROK) and the United States has served as a linchpin for peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, the Asia-Pacific Region and...

Japanese Music Ensemble 2017.11.05

Non-CAS Event Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Imig Music Building, Room C112 University of Colorado Boulder The CU Japanese ensemble studies and performs Japanese music and dance. The performance, which will feature music and dance from many regions of Japan, will take place in Room C112 of Imig Music on the CU Boulder campus. For more information, consult the CU Presents website .
Nuclear NK

"Nuclear North Korea: Perspectives from Science and Journalism" 2017.11.08

CAS Event Wednesday, November 8, 2017; 4-5:30 p.m. HUMN 250 A panel discussion with Jerry Peterson (Professor Emeritus of Physics), Hun Shik Kim (Associate Professor of Journalism, Department of Journalism College of Media, Communication and Information), and Brian Toon (Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics). Free and open to the public

The CU International Film Series Presents: The Departure 2017.11.08

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM Muenzinger Auditorium, CU Boulder The CU International Film Series presents: "The Departure" "Death hangs over The Departure in grandly cosmic fashion. Lana Wilson’s documentary is a portrait of Ittetsu Nemoto, a Buddhist priest in Japan who’s devoted his life to preparing people for death and trying to talk people out of taking their own lives. The film’s opening sequence captures in detail one...

The CU International Film Series Presents: The Road 2017.11.09

CAS Event Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Muezinger Auditorium, CU Boulder The CU International Film Series presents: "The Road" with Introduction by Tim Oakes, professor of Geography and Director of the Center for Asian Studies "For almost four years, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Zanbo documented the construction of a massive highway through a rural district in Hunan Province. Organising his often startling up-close footage into chapters, he reveals a project...

GlobeMed at CU-Boulder's Annual Benefit Fundraiser 2017.11.12

Non-CAS Event Sunday, November 12, 2018; 6-9 p.m. Boulder Photo Gallery 1930 Central Ave, Ste A, Boulder, CO 80301 Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and fun with a Nepali flair. All proceeds will go towards our non-profit partner Himalayan HealthCare. This event is open to the public, tickets are available starting at $25. Event Information and tickets are available here . GlobeMed is a national organization that...

From the Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Robert and Lisa Kessler Collection 2017.11.19

Non-CAS Event Open through November 19, 2017 Denver Art Museum, North Building - Level 5 Included in general admission This exhibition features 65 examples of contemporary Japanese ceramic arts, created by 35 Japanese artists, from the celebrated collection of Robert and Lisa Kessler. The works include pieces made by master ceramists who were designated as Living National Treasures in Japan, as well as by emerging artists. The diversity of these...

Logan Lecture: Xiaoze Xie 2017.11.29

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6-7pm Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 Born in Guangdong at the beginning of the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1966, Xiaoze Xie's work has remained deeply affected by the loss of tradition, culture, and learning since moving to the US in 1992. His most recent series traces the practice of banning books...

Mustang in Black and White: The Vibrant Landscapes of Mustang, Nepal 2017.12.01

CAS Event Open through December, 2017 1 st floor, Norlin Library, Underground West Gallery. Library Exhibit: The Vibrant Landscapes of Mustang, Nepal Visit the 1st Floor of Norlin Library for an exhibit of photographs of Mustang by Kevin Bubriski from his book, Mustang in Black and White. "Mustang, Nepal, is known for its vibrant landscapes – blue skies, vermillion-colored cliffs, uted canyons of deep ochre. It is a tapestry of...

Technology and Culture Change Along the Proto Silk Road with Dr. Rowan K. Flad 2017.12.15

Non-CAS Event Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 Dr. Rowan Flad, John E. Hudson Professor of Archaeology, Harvard University, shares the findings of his work in Gansu, China on the Tao River Archaeological Project (TRAP), 2012-2017. Tracing the nature of technology and technological change migrating along the routes of the proto Silk Roads, and the...

Barbarian Tropes Framed Anew: Three Qing-dynasty Chinese Lacquer Screens of Europeans Hunting with Tamara Bentley 2018.01.17

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12 p.m. Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum Professor Bentley’s talk examines three Chinese incised lacquer folding screens produced between 1665 and 1800. All three screens include segments depicting Europeans hunting exotic animals and parading with gifts; two screens specifically indicate that the Europeans are Dutch. Analysis highlights the ways in which these Chinese screens borrowed “foreigner” imagery from...