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

 

Passing on the Flame: The Takahashi Rakusai Lineage in Shigaraki Ceramics 2019.09.13

Non-CAS Event Friday, September 13 at 6:30PM Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building The Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art Department and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver are proud to host Takahashi Rakusai V and his daughter Yoshiko, the latest inheritors of a multi-generational Japanese ceramic tradition. Makers of masterpieces in the distinctive Shigaraki style, with its rustic yet elegant pieces graced with splashes of ash glaze, they will...
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Facts, Not Fears: Dismantling the Misconceptions of Refugees 2019.09.17

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 17 at 7PM Glen Miller Ballroom, CU Boulder Isra Chaker is a civil rights activist, campaign specialist, advocacy expert, and distinguished public speaker. As a leader at Oxfam, one of the most prominent international NGOs in the world, Chaker has advocated for refugees, asylees, and temporary protected status holders. Because of her personal connection to and direct impact by the Muslim Ban, she is very passionate...
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Will China Save the Planet? 2019.09.18

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, September 18 at 12PM SIE Complex - 1st Floor - The Forum - Room 1020 Josef Korbel School of International Studies University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208-0500 Barbara Finamore is the Senior Strategic Director for Asia at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has nearly four decades of experience in environmental law and energy policy. In 1996, she founded NRDC’s China Program,...
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Glaciers and Garbage: Towards Sustainable Solid Waste Management in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Nepal (NGS-55262C-19) 2019.09.26

with Alton C. Byers, Ph.D CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, September 26 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 The accumulation of solid waste in the world’s high mountain basecamps and high camps has been a chronic problem facing alpine and nival ecosystems since mountaineering first became popular in the 1850s. The problem has further intensified with the steady acceleration of trekking and mountaineering tourism during the past four decades. But while...
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A History of the Communist Purge Against Buddhism in Mongolia 2019.10.02

with Oyungerel Tsedevdamba and Jeffrey L. Falt CAS Event Wednesday, October 2 @ 5PM Eaton Humanities 250 Meet Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, well-known in Mongolia as a social change-maker, former Member of the Mongolian Parliament, ex Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, author of bestselling novels and multiple non-fiction books, a human rights and women’s empowerment activist, and democracy advocate. Oyungerel grew up with her herder family in the Hogsvol countryside. She,...
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Funny Noises: Cold War (A)synchronies in Taiwanese and South Korean Film Comedy 2019.10.10

with Evelyn Shih CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 10 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 In the post-colonial cinemas of Taiwan and South Korea, both emerging from the structures of Japanese cinematic modernity and the rubble of civil wars, film comedy took on an anachronistic cast. They revived the aesthetics of early sound comedy, which delighted in matching improbable noises to key sync points in physical comedy sequences. Like their...
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Trump and Kim Jong Un: What Next? 2019.10.10

CAS Event Thursday, October 10 at 5PM Eaton Humanities 150 Ambassador Joseph Yun is senior advisor to the Asia Program at USIP and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. As former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy, he is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on relations with North Korea, as well as on broader US-East Asian policy. His 33-year diplomatic career has been marked by his commitment...
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Memory Work as Humanitarian Intervention: Peace-building in Osh, Kyrgyzstan 2019.10.24

with Caitlin Ryan CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 24 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, W311 This paper considers the production and circulation of expert knowledge about the causes of peace and conflict in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. It looks at the particular readings of history that are recruited into the service of western development and humanitarian interventions, arguing that memory work is no less a “tool” of the western humanitarian apparatus than other...
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Reading Other People’s Mail: Japanese Studies and Wartime Intelligence 2019.10.24

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 24 @ 5PM Hellems 241 Professor Peter Kornicki, University of Cambridge The attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of Japan into the war in December 1941 caught the Allies linguistically unprepared for war. Hardly any American or British universities offered courses in Japanese; there were plenty of Nisei in the US and Canada but they were interned as a security risk. Australia had launched courses...
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Immigrant Workers, Roads, and Nation Building: Legacies of the Transcontinental Railroad on its 150th 2019.10.30

CAS Event Wednesday, October 30, 1PM to 6:30PM British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Center of the American West, the Center for Asian Studies, CU Art and Art History, and the CU History Department are hosting a conference exploring the issues of labor and transportation in the creation of the railroad. Speakers Include: Dan Boord...
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Homology of Medicine and Witchcraft: Shennong Bencao Jing and the Fangxiandao in Han Dynasty 2019.11.07

with Bisheng Peng CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 7 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 Bencao(本草)is a term used to refer to pharmacology in ancient China. The knowledge of Bencao was recorded in a series of books called Bencao Jing, including Shennong Bencao Jing which was known as the first Bencao Jing, and bencao Jing variorum compiled by Tao Hongjing in the Liang Dynasty which was the foundation of the...
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Book Formation and Textual Authority in Early China: The Case of a 2nd Century BCE Silk Manuscript 2019.11.21

with Kun You CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 21 @ 12:30PM CASE Building, room W311 Modern readers are used to encountering texts from early China in the form of compilations containing many chapters in a more or less systematic arrangement. The growing number of excavated manuscripts from the Classical Period (approx. 5th to 1st c. BCE), however, shows a very different textual culture: texts seem to have circulated in separate...
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Body of Morality: Nakamura Fusetsu’s Chinese Subject Painting in Modern Japan 2019.12.05

with Stephanie Su CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, December 5, @ 12:30PM CASE Building W311 In 1907, Japanese artist Nakamura Fusetsu (1866-1943), who just returned from France, showed his first Chinese subject painting at the national exhibition. Titled The Grey-Haired Man, the painting depicted a scene of a young couple encountering an old man in an open field. From this time until 1941, Fusetsu showed twenty works with Chinese subjects at...