Panel Discussion on Indonesia — World’s largest Muslim nation, third largest democracy and future top five world economy 2020.01.23

CAS Event Thursday, January 23 at 3:30pm CASE Building, room E351 Panel moderated by Tim Oakes, Center for Asian Studies Faculty Director featuring Carla Jones, Associate Professor, Anthropology Rachel Rinaldo, Associate Professor, Sociology Stanley Harsha, U.S. Consul General for Sumatra (retired) Program will also introduce CU Boulder’s student exchange program with the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. UGM is Indonesia's top university, and is located in Yogyakarta,...

Leaking Life - Shunsaku Hayashi Short Films Program 2020.02.06

CAS Event Thursday, February 6 at 7:30pm ATLAS 100 Printed canvas will be on display outside the auditorium. Leaking Life (2019) / 14:32 Day of Judgement (2007) / 2:06 The Old Man and the Sea (2011) / 6:43 Sinnes Spøkelse (2015) / 4:45 Remember (2015) / 9:24 Railment (2017) / 9:40 Interstitial (2017) / 6:45 Down Escalation (2018) / 7:20 Trailer of the film program: Presented by the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts and the Center for Asian Studies

"Americaville" screening with Adam Smith 2020.02.07

CAS Event Friday February 7 at 7:30pm Muenzinger Auditorium Co-sponsored by the Center of the American West Part of the International Film Series Free and Open to the Public “Americaville,” directed by Adam James Smith, is a feature documentary film on challenges of the American Dream in China's replica Wild West. Residents of Beijing escape an increasingly uninhabitable city to live out their American dreams in the Chinese replica of...

Multispecies Injustice: Race and Animal Advocacy in Southeast Asia and South Africa 2020.02.07

CAS Event Friday, February 7 at 4pm Hale 230 A research talk by Dr. Juno Salazar Parreñas, Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University and author of Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke University Press 2018) Free and open to the public

Annual Conference of CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association 2020.02.14-15

CAS Event Friday, February 14 and Saturday February 15 British and Irish Studies Room in Norlin Library The conference to be held by the CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) on February 14th and 15th, 2020 aims to facilitate academic conversation and networking among graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. It offers ca. 25-30 presenters an opportunity to present their research in front of a...

Uyghur Voices: ‘Never Again’ is Now 2020.03.04

CAS Event Wednesday, March 4 at 5pm CASE Building, Chancellor's Auditorium, 4th floor Since 2017, as many as 800,000 - 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang). Nearly all Uyghurs and Kazakhs in China have an immediate family member who is interned in this camp system. This process resonates with the most horrific moments in modern...

When Work is Worship: Technology, Labor and the Figure of Vishwakarma—“Maker of the Universe” 2020.03.13

CAS Event Friday, March 13 at 4pm Hale 230 This will be a public lecture by Professor Kenneth George, (Anthropology) The Australian National University, as part of a two-talk series for this year's Distinguished Lecture in Cultural Anthropology. He and his partner, Professor Kirin Narayan, are co-PIs of a multi-year, multi-sited project on the renewed interest in venerating Vishwakarma in contemporary India. Vishwakarma, the deity associated with craft and artisanal...

Energy, Peace and Democracy in Myanmar 2020.04.24

CAS Event Friday, April 24 at 3:30pm Guggenheim 205 Energy in Myanmar has played an outsized role in shaping the country’s historical, economic and social trajectory. Energy development has been used as a tool of genocide, financed decades of military oppression in isolation from the world and catalyzed mass uprisings. Recently, provision of energy has become the engine of rapid economic growth as well as a source of domestic conflicts...