The Cosmo-logics of K-pop: Media Intimacies and Populist Soft Power

April 19, 2019

A talk with Michelle Cho, Assistant Professor of East Asian Popular Culture at the University of Toronto Much of the rising transnational popularity of K-pop today has been correlated to the growth of its digital distribution and consumption. Over and above its status as a genre of music, K-pop is...

Roundtable on Xinjiang

March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 21 at 11:00-1:00 Center for Community Flatirons Room, CU Boulder The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in the mass detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the “autonomous region” in northwestern China which is home to several Turkic groups. It has been...

The US-China Trade War: A Panel Discussion on Its Implications for China, the US, and Beyond

Oct. 10, 2018

CAS Event Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5pm Eaton Humanities 250, CU Boulder A panel discussion about the US-China Trade War featuring Robert F. McNown, Keith E. Maskus, and Karen Gerwitz. Moderated by Tim Oakes, Center for Asian Studies Director. Robert F. McNown, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of...

Ai Weiwei: Global Artist, Borderless Humanist, Contemporary Emperor

Sept. 20, 2018

CAS Event Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5 p.m. Eaton Humanities 250, CU Boulder Ai Weiwei is one of the most compelling figures working in the spheres of international art and political activism. His extraordinary range of creative activities is unparalleled among his peers—from provocative large-scale museum exhibitions that reference traditional...

Michael Puett Best Should Teach Keynote

Sept. 6, 2018

Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology and Harvard College Professor at Harvard University, was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Best Should Teach Lecture and Awards Ceremony hosted by the CU Graduate Teacher Program . In his talk, Puett offered a rousing defense of internationalizing...

America, China, and the Retreat of Democracy in Southeast Asia: The Case of Cambodia

April 18, 2018

Lecture by Dr. Sophal Ear, Associate Professor, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Occidental College Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 5 p.m.

An Evening with Shunsaku Hayashi

April 17, 2018

"Japanese painter and animator, Shunsaku Hayashi from Osaka, presented his three most recent short films: Railment, Interstitial, and Down Escalation along with a selection of some work Shunsaku Hayashi made while a student at Goldsmiths, University of London . Shunsaku Hayashi uses an incredible array of traditional animation and painting...

Small Hydropower and the Low-carbon Frontier in China with Tyler Harlan

April 16, 2018

Sustainability scholars typically talk about the ‘greening’ of development as a process of low-carbon transition, which entails the eventual replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy. I argue that it is also a process of low-carbon extraction, which subjects resource frontiers to land and water enclosures and economic volatility associated...

Asian Studies Research Forum for Undergraduates

April 11, 2018

CU Boulder faculty members Mike Dwyer (Instuctor, Dept. of Geography), Katherine Alexander (Assistant Professor of Chinese), and Adam Lisbon (Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian) discuss how they identify subjects for study and how they approach their research.

Engaging International Students through CLAC

April 10, 2018

Increased international student enrollments on U.S. campuses over the last decade challenge faculty, staff, and administrators to think about strategies for developing welcoming environments for this diverse population. A logical place to begin thinking about international student well-being and academic success is to consider how to leverage students' language and...