Here is a list of all the past Speaker Series events, Brown Bag events, and non-CAS events:
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"Tibetan Sacred Landscape: Its Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them" with Dr. Charles Ramble 2017.08.31

CAS Event Thursday, August 31, 2017; 7pm British and Irish Studies Room, 5th Floor of Norlin Library Charles Ramble (Oxford Univerity and the Sorbonne) will visit CU Boulder to deliver a lecture on "Tibetan Sacred Landscape: Its Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them." The lecture will take place at 7pm on Thursday, August 31st in the British Studies Room of Norlin Library. This will be the 5th Annual Trungpa...

CU Education Abroad Fall Kick-Off 2017.09.01

Non-CAS Event Friday, September 1, 2017, 3:00-5:00 p.m. JD Abrams Lounge, C4C, CU Boulder Campus Join us for a fall semester kick-off event on Fri, Sep 1st from 3-5 pm in the JD Abrams lounge in the C4C! Meet up with new students interested in going abroad, and Buffs recently returned from their overseas experiences. Plus, did I mention the food? Open to CU Boulder Students and Faculty

Himalayan Studies Conference 2017 2017.09.01 - 2017.09.04

CAS Event Friday, September 1, 2017 to Monday, September 4, 2017 Eaton Humanities Bldg., University of Colorado Boulder Himalayan Studies Conference V is scheduled for September 1-4, 2017 (Labor Day Weekend) at the University of Colorado Boulder. The conference will start the evening of Friday the 1st and end by midday on Monday the 4th. It's a great time of year to visit Colorado! We are pleased to announce that...

The Secret Life of Japanese Dictionaries 2017.09.14

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian Adam Lisbon reveals the secrets of Japanese dictionaries! What's the best J-dictionary online? Do I really need a print one? There's more to these essential tools than meets the eye.

ZEE Jaipur Literarature Festival at Boulder 2017.09.15 - 2017.09.17

Non-CAS Event September 15-17, 2017 Boulder Public Library 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302, USA A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, rich with words and ideas, the Festival invites you to join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from across the...
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Mapping Media in China: Democracy, State Control and Place Branding in the Digital Age. 2017.09.20

CAS Event Wednesday, September 20, 2017; 11:30 a.m. IBS 155A at 11:30. What are the political, economic and cultural implications of an increasingly robust and globally penetrating media industry? This talk will explore these questions at global, national and local scales, drawing on examples presented at a recent Center for Asian Studies/CMCI symposium on Mediating Asia as well as his research on the cultural and political implications of commercial media...

Applying for the JET Program Workshop 2017.09.21

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A Teaching English in Japan on JET can be an amazing experience, but is it right for you? Find out what it really takes to participate.

Divorce in Contemporary Indonesia 2017.09.21

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I discuss my recent research on the rising divorce rate in Indonesia. While many Indonesian Muslim women aspire to fulfill the Islamic edict to be obedient to their husbands, they also have increasingly high expectations for their husbands. And while Indonesian marriage law and Islamic law are deeply gendered and treat women unequally, many judges...

"Place-making, Landscape and Materialities: Whales and Social Practices in Ulsan, Korea" with Bradley Tatar, 2017.09.22

CAS Event Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Guggenheim 205 Department of Geography Colloquium Series Presents: " Place-making, Landscape and Materialities: Whales and Social Practices in Ulsan, Korea " Presentation by Bradley Tatar, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea In the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan in Korea, people continue to defy the global taboo on eating whale meat, which they believe is an important social practice...
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New Perspectives on North Korea: Building the Socialist Future in the Cold War Era 2017.09.22

CAS Event Friday, September 22, 2017 4:00-6:00 p.m., ATLAS 102 This colloquium will feature academic talks by two scholars on North Korea, illuminating new perspectives on North Korean gender relations and youth literature. Suzy Kim (Rutgers University) and Dafna Zur (Stanford University) are two of the very few humanities scholars in the U.S. whose research focuses on North Korea. The event will provide CU Asian Studies community a rare opportunity...
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"Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Imperial Examination System" with James Kung 2017.09.25

Non-CAS Event Monday, September 25, 2017, 3 p.m. ECON 5, CU Boulder The effect of China’s civil examination system (keju) on human capital outcomes persists to this day. Using the variation in the density of jinshi—the highest qualification—across 278 Chinese prefectures in the Ming-Qing period (1368-1905) to proxy for the keju effect, and river distance to a prefecture’s nearest locations of pine and bamboo—the main ingredients for producing ink and...

Cambodian Cultural History: Pre-Angkor to Today. 2017.09.26

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, September 26, 2017; 6:30-9:00 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Lower Level, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum Dr. Sovath Bong, archaeologist and President of the Royal University of Fine Arts, invites us to explore the wonders of Cambodia's past with him in this presentation. Archaeological research into Cambodia's past began in the late 19th century revealing the hidden treasure of now-famous Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world...

China-US Relationship in the New Era with Chinese Consul General Hong Lei and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill 2017.09.26

Non-CAS Event Tuesday September 26, 2017, 12:00pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 The Jackson/ Ho China Forum Series Presents: "China-US Relationship in the New Era" with Chinese Consul General Hong Lei and Ambassador Christopher R. Hill. Discussion to be moderated By Professor Suisheng Zhao. Mr. HONG Lei is the 10th Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago and...

Koh: Appreciation of Incense 2017.09.27

CAS Event Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:30 pm HUMN 1B80 Please join us for a lecture and interactive workshop on Japanese incense presented by the Shoyeido Incense Company! Masataka Hata, president of Shoyeido Incense Co., will deliver a lecture discussing the history and cultural practice of Japanese incense and then give a short demonstration of “listening” to several varieties of Japanese incense. Mr. Hata will be joined by incense specialist...

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC): An Effective Approach to Globalizing the Curriculum 2017.09.28

CAS Event Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m. Norlin Library, British and Irish Studies Room The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) movement espouses an innovative initiative to integrate the study and use of foreign languages in courses outside language departments. This workshop discusses the critical role of foreign languages in enhancing students’ global learning outcomes and identifying proven strategies for comprehensive internationalization at University of Colorado Boulder. It...

JET Program at the Fall Career Fair 2017.09.28

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. UMC Ball Room, CU Boulder The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program has launched its annual recruiting drive this fall, reaching out to prospective applicants from countries around the globe. Aiming primarily to promote grass-roots internationalization at the local level, the JET Program invites young college graduates from around the world to participate in international exchange work and be...

The Hidden Structure of Kanji - Radicals Part 1 2017.09.28

Non-CAS Event Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A Think memorizing 2000+ Kanji is a humongous challenge? This workshop is for you, and you'll learn why it isn't as hard as you think.

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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Research Forum for Undergraduates & Asian Studies Student Meet and Greet 2017.10.04

CAS Event Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 4:00 p.m. Abrams Lounge, C4C, 3rd Floor, CU Boulder Please join us as CU Boulder faculty members Nabil Echchaibi (Center for Media, Religion and Culture), Jennifer Fluri (Department of Geography), and Rahul Bjørn Parson (Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations) discuss how they identify subjects for study and approach their research. The Faculty Research Forum will be followed by a student/faculty meet and greet...

Built Environment Transformations in Rural India 2017.10.05

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I look at traditional knowledge and practices of building dwellings in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. How has this knowledge been deployed over the centuries? How is this knowledge carried forward through the generations? These are some of the questions that I am interested in asking. With the global pull towards modernity, there have...

Terracotta Warriors after the First Emperor: Re-evaluating the Qin Legacy in the Han with Allison R. Miller 2017.10.05

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7 p.m. Hale Science Building #270, CU Boulder The First Emperor's (r. 221-210 BCE) terracotta army, with its thousands of marionette-like figures, inspired a long line of clay armies. In this presentation, Dr. Miller will examine the clay armies of the Western Han Dynasty (202 BCE-9 CE) and their relationship to the Qin precedent, reflecting on their unique style and considering what the armies...

The Hidden Structure of Kanji - Radicals Part 2 2017.10.05

Non-CAS Event Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Norlin Library, 2nd Floor, Room E260A A follow up to the first kanji workshop. Go hands on with some paper and digital tools to really understand how kanji work.

"Progress & Prosperity" a Lecture by Daan Roggeveen 2017.10.09

CAS Event Monday, October 9, 2017, 5:47 p.m. Environmental Design Building, Room 134 Please join us as Daan Roggeveen, renowned architect and partner at MORE Architecture, delivers a lecture on Chinese urban development and architecture! The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards progress, fast-forward. China’s megacities are efficient, with well-functioning infrastructures, top-notch...

"The Failure of Political Institutionalization in China" with Dr. Susan Shirk 2017.10.10

Non-CAS Event Tuesday October 10, 2017, 12:00pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 Dr. Susan Shirk is the Chair of the 21st Century China Center and Research Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California - San Diego. She is director emeritus of the University of California’s Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). Susan Shirk...

Information Session for Leading Global Seminars in Asia 2017.10.10

CAS Event Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Have you ever wanted to take your undergraduate students to the places in Asia that you’re teaching them about in your classes? Does it seem like a good idea, but you don’t know where to start? Start in the Center for Asian Studies conference room on Tuesday, October 10 at 12:30 ! We are holding an information session about...

Social Circulation in Early Twentieth Century China. 2017.10.12

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room This talk will focus on social mobility among groups and individuals in 1910s and 1920s China. Mengxi Cheng is currently a PhD candidate at East China Normal University in Shanghai. She expects to receive her degree in Spring 2018.

A Workshop on Filipino Dance presented by The Filipino-American Community of Colorado 2017.10.14

Non-CAS Event Saturday, October 14, 2017; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1900 Harlan St, Edgewater, CO This workshop will allow the youth and young adults of Colorado a space to learn about Pilipino culture through dance. The workshop is hosted by the Filipino-American Community of Colorado and will be led by two members of the Parangal Dance Company of San Francisco. The artistic director, Eric Solano, and Mariflor Medrano, a member of...
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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 the Use of Hadith in Shi'i Law 2017.10.19

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Hadith are the most important source of Islamic law, however, because hadith do not give rise to certitude, the use of hadith posed certain problems for Shi’i jurists. This talk explains the nature of these problems and how a discussion of these problems led early modern Shi’i jurists to deeper epistemological questions that fundamentally transformed Shi’i law. Aun...

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...
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​Noriko Manabe, Rose Bridges, & Keisuke Yamada ​Yoko Kanno’s Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack &​ Supercell’s Supercell Featuring Hatsune Miku (33 1⁄3 Japan), Book Signing 2017.10.29

Non-CAS Event Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1 p.m. Tattered Cover Bookstore 2526 East Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80206 Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. In this volume of 33 1/3 Japan, musicologist Rose Bridges helps listeners make sense of the music of Cowboy Bebop. Bridges and editor Noriko...

Citizenship and Equality Colloquium: Race Surveillance, South Asian Exclusion 2017.11.02

Non-CAS Event Thursday, November 2, 2017; 4:15 p.m. Wolf Law 304, CU Boulder Professor Seema Sohi will be presenting in the Citizenship and Equality Colloquium on Thursday, November 2 at 4:15 pm Wolf Law 304. Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will join remotely. CU Law School Professor Scott Skinner-Thompson will serve as their discussant. Professor Sohi’s paper is available upon request ( ) and Professor Wadhia’s paper is available online:...
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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...

Multilingual Scholarship: Non English Sources & Reference Management Software 2017.11.02

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room This research looks at scholars' experiences using technology to manage their sources of research. In a first-of-its-kind measurement, multilingual researchers were asked about the practical needs and requirements they have in citing their vernacular materials while publishing findings in English. Analyzing these results further, we can see why researchers chose to adopt or abandon Reference Manager Software, as...

George Norlin Award Recipient Professor Yusur Al-Madani: 'Such a Transformation!' Shakespeare Re-made, Sulayman Al-Bassam's Richard III, an Arab Tragedy 2017.11.03

Non-CAS Event Friday, November 3, 2017; 4:30 pm Center for British and Irish Studies, (Norlin M549) For more than three decades, Professor Yusur Wajih Al-Madani of Kuwait University has made extraordinary progress for students in her country. But first, she gleaned inspiration in Boulder. Al-Madani came to CU in the late 1970s and was the first Kuwaiti to earn a PhD in English literature with an American emphasis. Working from...

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 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; 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...
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Chinese Medicine: An Illustrated Outline 2017.11.09

Non-CAS Event Thursday, November 9, 2017; 3-4 p.m. Helems 145 Sarah Zanolini (M.A. student, Asian Languages & Civilizations) will offer a workshop on traditional Chinese medicine this Thursday afternoon! This event is free and open to the public and everyone is welcome to join!

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...

The International Student Experience at CU - A Discussion of Student Perspectives 2017.11.15

CAS Event Wednesday, November 15, 2017; 3 p.m. UMC 425 How do international students experience inclusion and exclusion during their time at CU Boulder? This student-driven discussion will explore specific challenges international students face, as well as ways their experiences can contribute to CU’s efforts to create a more internationalized campus overall. This forum will offer advice and insight to faculty, staff and other students.

The Bangudae Petroglyph as Emblem and Materiality: Modernity and Self-indigenization in Ulsan, South Korea 2017.11.16

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:30 pm CAS Conference Room Keywords: Korea; festival; heritage; materiality; modernity; place-making; themed space; whaling In this paper, I examine the social practices involving the use of the Bangudae Petroglyph [ bangudae amgakwa ] as an emblem for the purposes of branding, tourism development and the invention of tradition in the southeastern coastal city of Ulsan, South Korea. The Bangudae Petroglyph is a...

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...

Toward an Ethics of Remembering: Narratives of Trauma, History, and Identity in Post-war Japanese Literature 2017.11.30

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room This talk will examine the complex relationship between literary expression in Japan following the end of the Pacific War (particularly the works of the Japanese writer Takeda Taijun) and political narratives surrounding Japan's position in the world during this time. Of particular interest will be the concept of "witnessing" that manifests within Japanese literature at this time, and...

CU Boulder Fall 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2017.11.7

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, November 7-8, 2017 UMC, University of Colorado Boulder Building the Road Map: "Finding Our Way” In the 22 years that the Diversity and Inclusion Summit has been offered on campus, we have worked to highlight the latest and best information on diversity and inclusion. This year, the committee is reflecting on why our community still falls short of the diverse and inclusive place where we want to...

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...

Panel Event: Walk in U.S. and Talk on Japan 2017.12.01

Non-CAS Event Friday, December 1, 2017, 2-4 p.m. The Terrace Room, 1380 Lawrence St., 2nd Flr University of Colorado, Denver At this panel event, you will be able to hear from: a retired lieutenant general, a self-made entrepreneur, a university student, and a wife of a major general. They will share with you: - military situation, especially in relation to North Korea - recruitment system for university students in Japan...

Asia Internship Program - Japan and China Information Session 1 2017.12.05

CAS Event Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12 p.m. CAS Conference Room The Center for Asian Studies is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Asia Internship Program - Japan (AIP-Tokyo) and, for the first time this year, the Asia Internship Program - China (AIP-Shanghai)! AIP-Tokyo and AIP-Shanghai provide opportunities for selected CU students to spend 4-6 weeks working for companies in Japan and China each summer. We...

The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Virtual Information Session 2017.12.06

Non-CAS Event Saturday, December 6, 2017; 6 p.m. EST The Toshizo Watanabe Endowed Scholarship Fund/Toshizo Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to undergraduates/graduate students for a semester or year-long study abroad program in either the United States or Japan. A generous endowment gift of $10 million from Mr. Toshizo (Tom) Watanabe to the U.S.-Japan Council makes it possible to award scholarships to students for whom study abroad would...

Asia Internship Program - Japan and China Information Session 2 2017.12.07

CAS Event Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 4 p.m. C4C, Room N215 The Center for Asian Studies is excited to announce that applications are now open for the Asia Internship Program - Japan (AIP-Tokyo) and, for the first time this year, the Asia Internship Program - China (AIP-Shanghai)! AIP-Tokyo and AIP-Shanghai provide opportunities for selected CU students to spend 4-6 weeks working for companies in Japan and China each summer. We...

Gender, and the “Modernization” or “Development” of Sri Lanka’s East Coast after the Tsunami and War 2017.12.07

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, December 7, 2017 12:30 pm CAS Conference Room Invoking the concept of the “Golden Wave,” this talk will explore the international thrust of Sri Lanka’s long-term recovery from both the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Sri Lankan Civil War (1983 – 2009). The analysis is centered on the gendered and religious implications of the “disaster recovery as development” paradigm, and addresses the complex interplay between...

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...

Alumni Reunion & Spring Semester Kick-Off Party 2018.01.18

Non-CAS Event Thursday, January 18, 2018; 3-5 p.m. C4C JD Abrams Lounge Just getting back from abroad? Want to start off the new semester by reminiscing about your international memories? Come to our Spring Semester Kick-Off & Alumni reunion - next Thursday, Jan 18, from 3-5 pm in C4C JD Abrams Lounge! Food, music, resources, fun- what more could you want?

Nudes in the Chinese Popular Press and its Global Context (1910-1930s) 2018.01.18

Non-CAS Event Thursday, January 18, 2018; 5:30-7:00 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lecture, presented by a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Liying Sun is a cultural historian of modern Chinese visual media history and popular culture. Currently, she is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Digital Humanities at the University of...

From Noise to Nonsense: Chinese Literature in Taiwan 2018.01.23

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, January 23, 2018; 5:30-7:00 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lecture, presented by a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Evelyn Shih studies modern Chinese and Korean language literature with an interest in Japanese cultural and intellectual currents. Her research is framed by the fruits of colonialism and neo-colonialism in East...

Articulating Alternative Cultural Identities: Kuo Pao Kun's Multilingual Theatre Praxis in Singapore 2018.01.25

Non-CAS Event Thursday, January 25, 2018; 5:30-7:00 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lecture, presented by a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Wah Guan Lim is currently an Assistant Professor of Chinese at Bard. A scholar of transnational Chinese literature, he also studied at National Taiwan University, where he was a visiting fellow...

43rd Denver Red vs. White Singing Contest 2018.01.27

Non-CAS Event Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12 p.m. Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple 1947 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202 Join the Japan America Society of Colorado at the 43rd Denver Red vs White Singing Contest on January 27th, 2018! Admission is free and the show starts at 12pm. See flyer below or click HERE for details.

Dolpo, The Hidden Land with Dorje Dolma 2018.01.31

CAS Event Wednesday, January 31, 2018; 5 p.m. Humanities 250 Please join us as Dorje Dolma talks about her new book Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal ! Dorje Dolma was born in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, high in the mountains bordering Tibet. She was the oldest of eleven children, only six of whom survived the harsh conditions of their lives. Dolpo had...

Reading the Visceral Pulses: An Individual Medical Tradition in 7th Century Medical Manuscripts from Dunhuang with Sarah Zanolini 2018.02.01

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, February 1, 2018; 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room My talk centers on a pair of 7th century medical manuscripts excavated in Dunhuang, China: the Treatise on the Five Viscera 五臟論, and the Outline of Pulse Balancing 平脈略例 . Both texts were popular, and both texts promote an understanding of the body rooted in five phase theory ( wu xing 五行). Despite the pervasiveness of five phase...

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story 2018.02.02 - 2018.04.01

Non-CAS Event Open Friday, February 2, 2018 through Early April University of Northern Colorado, James A. Michener Library Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population—more than 17 million people—and those numbers are growing. Their ancestral roots represent more than 50 percent of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia. In commemoration...

How to build a world class university? A Comparative study of Campus life at the University of Denver and Chinese Universities 2018.02.06

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, February 6, 2018; 12:15pm—1:30pm University of Denver SIE Complex, 1st Floor, Room 1150 Dr. Shi Zhigao is an Associate Professor in Shanghai University of International Business and Economics. His research focuses on higher education, internet society, and political communication. Please register by Monday Feb 5th here .

Paradise Lost and Found: An Evening with Award-Winning Author and Journalist, Ariel Sabar 2018.02.08

Non-CAS Event Thursday, February 8, 2018; 7 p.m. Old Main Theater 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80302 Growing up in materialistic 1980s Los Angeles, Ariel Sabar's life seemed a far cry from his father's. Yona Sabar, Ariel's father, was a distinguished professor at UCLA and one of the world’s foremost experts on Aramaic, the 3,000-year-old language of the Jewish Talmud — and of Jesus. But Ariel saw his father as...

The Politics of Writing Loss: Arabic and Persian Literatures After the Iran-Iraq War with Amir Moosavi 2018.02.08

Non-CAS Event Thursday, February 8, 2018; 5:30 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lectures, presented by candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and culture. Please feel free to contact the Department with any questions: /303-492-6639

Research in the Arts & Humanities: An Interactive Workshop 2018.02.09

Non-CAS Event Friday, February 9, 2018; 2 p.m. British Studies Room, Norlin Library UROP, Libraries, Advising and A&H faculty invite CU Boulder undergraduates to a session on getting starting early in Arts & Humanities research – targeted at First and Second-year students. It is going to be an interactive session with food, discussion and information.

Re-Orienting Modernism: East-East Poetic Exchange in Arabic and Persian 2018.02.13

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, February 13, 2018; 5:30 p.m. HUMN 1B90 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lectures, presented by candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and culture. Please feel free to contact the Department with any questions: /303-492-6639

"This is How the Young Writers Speak": The Emergence of the Sixties Generation in Europe 2018.02.15

Non-CAS Event Thursday, February 15, 2018; 5:30 p.m. HUMN 250 Please join the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations for the following lectures, presented by candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Modern Arabic Literature and culture. Please feel free to contact the Department with any questions: /303-492-6639

Anthropological Study of Local American Chinese Medicine with Lihui Wang 2018.02.15

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, Febraury 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I will introduce my recent anthropological research which focused on local American Chinese Medicine. While different from other studies, I will pay close attention to the development of Chinese Medicine in America, my arguement will mainly focus on three aspects of American local Chinese Medicine: Field research about local American Chinese Medicine, such as education...

International Business & U Student Conference 2018.02.15

Non-CAS Event Thursday, February 15, 2018; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. World Trade Center Denver Auraria Campus, Tivoli Student Union, Barrison Ballroom 302 International Business & U student conference brings students together from across the Rocky Mountain Region to showcase different types of careers that can be achieved through international business and inspire students to travel for work and their studies. This conference is a great opportunity for students who...

Anu Sabhlok: labor, migration, alternative housing in India 2018.02.16

Non-CAS Event Friday, February 16, 2018; 3:30 p.m. Guggenheim, Geography 205 1475 Central Campus Mall, Boulder, CO 80309 The Department of Geography Colloquium Series Presents: "Labor, migration, alternative housing in India" Presentation by Anu Sabhlok, IISER, Mohali, India (visiting Fulbright Scholar) For more informaiton, please see here .

No, Xi Can't: Why China's Authoritarianism Limits China's Progress Ambassador Dan Baer 2018.02.16

Non-CAS Event Friday, February 16, 2018; 12:00pm—1:30pm SIE Complex—5th Floor—Maglione Hall University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208-0500 Dan Baer is a Diplomat in Residence at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He was U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from 2013 to 2017. He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights,...

Japanese American Redress: Learning Lessons and Longings 2018.02.18

Non-CAS Event Sunday, February 18, 2018; 1-3 p.m. History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 Day of Remembrance 2018 commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act which was the official apology of the United States to the Japanese people affected by the incarceration. It acknowledges the fundamental injustice of the evacuation, and provides restitution to individuals of Japanese ancestry who were incarcerated. Peggy Nagae, who was lead...

Art of the Silk Road and Japan 2018.02.21

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, February 21, 2018; 12-1 p.m. Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum Global trade routes have for millennia not only served as a way for civilizations to reap financial rewards from foreign commerce but have also been essential conduits for domestic innovations, that have led to great cultural and scientific advances for the societies along their routes. The greatest of the ancient trade...

Christian Sorace: The Mirage of Development: The Sichuan Earthquake, One Decade Later 2018.02.23

CAS Event Friday, February 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m. Guggenheim Geography, 205 As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, it is worth reflecting on the post-earthquake reconstruction from the perspective of what was built, why was it built, and ultimately for whom was it built? Based on my book Shaken Authority: China’s Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, I argue that the Chinese Communist Party viewed...

CUBASGA Conference 2018 2018.02.23

CAS Event Friday/Saturday, February 23-24, 2018 Old Main/Hellems, CU Boulder The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Conference provides a forum for graduate students to present their research from a variety of disciplines in the Humanities that pertains to East Asian studies. The CUBASGA Conference will take place in Spring 2018 on Friday, February 23rd to Saturday, February 24th, 2018. The conference will include keynote addresses from...
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Asian Studies Research Forum for Undergraduates 2018.02.28

CAS Event Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m. UMC 417, 4th Floor, CU Boulder Please join us as 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. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. This event is intended for CU undergraduate students and faculty.
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From Remote to Visible: The 13th Dalai Lama and the Transition to Modernity in Tibet with Tsering Shakya 2018.03.01

CAS Event Thursday, March 1, 2018; 5 p.m. Hale 230 This talk will examine how the images of the Dalai Lamas in the West or among the Tibetan are primarily constructed during the reign of the 13th Dalai Lama. In the past, the Dalai Lama was a remote figure, but during the reign of the 13th Dalai Lama, this changed because of this longevity of his life, travels, and appearance of photography.

Global Careers Employer Panel 2018.03.01

Non-CAS Event March 1, 2018; 5 p.m. C4C Abrams Career Services has organized an event for students interested in global careers and international jobs titled “Global Careers Employer Panel” on Thursday, March 1 st , 2018, 5-7pm, C4C Abrams . We’ll host several employers from different industries (consulting, international trade, entrepreneurship, international education, technology) who have some form of global career tracks and/or international opportunities in their organizations. They’ll be...

Territorial Affairs: Grounding the Global Land Rush in Postwar Laos with Mike Dwyer 2018.03.01

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I present an overview of my current book project, which uses the case of Chinese agribusiness investment in northern Lao PDR to unpack what has been widely labeled as a new global land rush. Transnational land deals are often framed in terms of sovereignty threats to host countries like Laos, but have been plagued by...

2018 Colorado Dragon Film Festival 2018.03.03

Non-CAS Event Saturday, March 3, 2018; 4:15 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Sloans Lake Please join us on Sat, March 3rd at 4:15pm at the 2018 Colorado Dragon Film Festival. We will be sponsoring the screening of "Close-Knit", a feature film from Japan: " After being neglected by her mother, a little girl is taken in by her uncle and his transsexual girlfriend, who create a loving home for her...

China Engages Southeast Asia: Implications of the “Belt and Road” 2018.03.08

Non-CAS Event Thursday March 8, 2018; 12:00pm—1:30pm SIE Complex—1st Floor—Forum University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208-0500 Professor Hong LIU is Chair of the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, where he holds the Tan Kak Kee Endowed Professorship in Public Policy and Global Affairs. Prior to joining NTU in 2010, he was...

Small Hydropower and the Low-carbon Frontier in China with Tyler Harlan 2018.03.13

CAS Event Tuesday; March 13, 5pm HUMN 1B90 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 with traditional extractive industries. This presentation makes this argument using the example...

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibition 2018.03.13 - 2018.09.03

Non-CAS Event March 13 - September 3, 2018 Denver Museum of Nature and Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard Denver, Colorado 80205 Dead Sea Scrolls is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls will be dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers, along with the full English translation. Ten...

Revising the Rise in Postcolonial Jatra Performance with Jashodhara Sen 2018.03.15

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In this talk, I’ll be focusing on the folk theatre form Jatra as a traditional model of mass communication and/or entertainment in rural and urban Bengal. Traditionally the collective of Jatra performers were also skilled singers. Jatra is celebrated for its highly stylized lyrical and improvisational performance style as well as an important communication tool within the rural...

Tenzin Dickie, Tibetan Stories: Writing From Exile 2018.03.19

CAS Event Monday, March 19, 2018; 4:30 p.m. HUMN 250 Tenzin Dickie is a poet, writer and translator. Her work has appeared in Cultural Anthropology, The Washington Post online, Words Without Borders and Modern Poetry in Translation , among other places, and are forthcoming in The Tibet Reader by Duke University Press and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians from Sahitya Akademi. She is editor of Old Demons, New Deities...
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Gerald Roche: New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity 2018.03.21

CAS Event Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 3 p.m. HUMN 1B80 Research on Tibet’s linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibet’s rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the...

Beyond Resistance: Tibetans and Ethnic Minority Place-making in the Contemporary Chinese City with Andrew Grant 2018.03.22

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, March 22, 2018 CAS Conference Room As part of China’s continued transformation into an urban society, the contemporary Tibetan Plateau is becoming increasingly urbanized. This poses difficulties for Tibetans who face futures in cities that are overwhelmingly Han Chinese in terms of language, legal coding of urban territories, and the everyday urban landscape. This talk will focus on Tibetans living in Xining City in eastern Qinghai...

Colorado Anime Festival 2018.03.23

Non-CAS Event Friday, March 23, 2018 to Sunday March 25 Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel Denver, CO The Colorado Anime Festival will be returning to Denver the weekend of March 23, 2018. For tickets, programming, and further information, please see the event website here:

Lexicon As World Literature? The Case of the Arabic Names of the Lion by David Larsen 2018.04.04

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, April 4, 2018; 5 p.m. British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library (M549), 5 th Floor The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, with generous support from the President’s Fund for the Humanities, CU Mediterranean Studies, English, and Classic presents "Lexicon As World Literature? The Case of the Arabic Names of the Lion " by David Larsen on Wednesday April 4 th at 5:00 PM, in British...
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A Brief Introduction to the Study on Chinese Tomb Architecture of Han Dynasty with Ma Yuan 2018.04.05

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room In stark contrast to the lack of evidence of other Chinese architecture from the Han dynasty (Western Han 206 BC-AD 8, Eastern Han 25-220), a significant number of tombs have survived from that period. Han Tomb is a key remnant for ancient architecture in China. In fact, no timber architecture built before the Tang dynasty (618-907) exists today...

Are Women Getting (More) Justice?: Malaysia's Sharia Courts in Ethnographic and Historical Perspective with Professor Michael Peletz 2018.04.06

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, April 6, 2018; 4 p.m. Hale 230 In the last 20 years, Malaysia has witnessed a dramatic increase in visible forms of Islamic public culture. In tandem, what had been family jurisprudence in local religious courts has undergone dramatic bureaucratization. Charged with adjudicating shariah compliance, national Islamic courts now regulate complex transnational financial instruments, food safety, and other corporate forms, in addition to personal cases. In this...

Japanese Art Song Concert 2018.04.06

Non-CAS Event Friday, April 6, 2018; 1-2 pm College of Music, Chamber Hall (C199) University of Colorado Boulder Please join us in a special presentation of Japanese art songs performed by the Voice and Collaborative Piano Students of CU Boulder College of Music! 紅葉、初恋、うぐいす、舟唄、しぐれに寄する抒情、木兎、駅、雨の降る日、すてきな春に、わかれ道、ていんさぐぬ花 Free and open to the public For more information, please see here .

Mr. Tianming Wang & Mr. Tao Wang: Two Masters of Intangible Heritage 2018.04.06

Non-CAS Event Friday, April 6, 2018, 12-1 p.m. Congdon Board Room, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum Intangible Cultural Heritage is defined as traditions or living expression inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. It includes practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. Tao Wang and Tianming Wang are recognized as Masters of Intangible...

Engaging International Students through CLAC 2018.04.10

CAS Event Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 5 p.m. HUMN 1B80, CU Boulder The increase in international student enrollments on U.S. campuses during the last decade challenges 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 ways faculty can leverage students'language and cultural knowledge to support their academic...

Asia and Regional Integration in the Midst of Global Uncertainty 2018.04.11

Non-CAS Event Wednesday April 11, 2018; 12:00pm—1:30pm SIE Complex—Room 3110 University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208-0500 “The world is witnessing an upheaval in global trade relations, from the United States' withdrawal from the Transpacific Partnership, BREXIT, nontariff barriers rising in many countries, tense negotiations on a new version of NAFTA, and American tariffs on China for poor protection of intellectual property rights and forced technology transfer...

CLAC Your Curriculum with Dr. Suronda Gonzalez 2018.04.11

CAS Event Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 10-11:30 Center for Asian Studies Conference Room No RSVP necessary, but please email if you plan to attend. Designed for faculty who teach about Asia or want to use Asian languages in their courses Since the 1980s, universities across the country have integrated languages and cultures into their general undergraduate curricula using Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC). These programs take many...

Schwarzman Information Session 2018.04.11

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, April 11, 2018; 12:30 p.m. Koelbel S 233 Christian Tanja from the Schawarzman Scholars Program will be hosting an information session on the program for interested students. Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and...

emerging artist open studios 2018.04.12

Non-CAS Event Thursday, April 12, 2018; 5:30 pm Visual Arts Complex , CU-Boulder Student artwork will be displayed throughout the building’s lobbies as well as in MFA/BFA studios. Students will be present to discuss the artwork with visitors. For more informaton, please see here .

Skype Mothers and Facebook Daughters: How Technology is Transforming Care Work in Transnational Families 2018.04.12

CAS Event Thursday, April 12, 2018; 3:30-4:45pm Abrams Lounge, Center for Community, CU Boulder Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, will deliver a lecture drawn from her forthcoming book, Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants and Transnational Families in the Global Digital Age (University of Illinois Press, expected May 2018). Her work draws on five years of research with Filipino migrant mothers and...

International Festival 2018.04.14

Non-CAS Event Sunday, April 14, 2018; 3:00 p.m. Glenn Miller Ballroom and UMC 235 The CU International Festival is the largest student organized event on campus and is free and open to public. The festival gives you an opportunity to: Share your culture, traditions, and heritage with the greater Boulder community. Promote and celebrate diversity among students and community members. Provide a platform for international student groups to represent their...

AIESEC Intern Abroad Fair 2018.04.16

Non-CAS Event Monday, April 16, 2018; 5:30 p.m. UMC Aspen Rooms Join us for an introductory reception featuring prominent AIESEC alumni, including Karen Gerwitz, President of World Trade Center Denver, Jeff Popiel, President and CEO of Geotech, and Adam Mackstaller, CU Boulder Global Ambassador. Learn about the opportunities available with AIESEC and network with other globally-minded individuals. Food will be provided.

An Evening with Shunsaku Hayashi 2018.04.16

CAS Event Monday, April 16, 2018; 7 p.m. VAC 1B20 "Japanese painter and animator, Shunsaku Hayashi from Osaka, will be in attendance to present 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 techniques as well as his...
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America, China, and the Retreat of Democracy in Southeast Asia: The Case of Cambodia 2018.04.18

CAS Event Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 5 p.m. Hale 230 Lecture by Dr. Sophal Ear, Associate Professor, Diplomacy & World Affairs, Occidental College In January of 2017, in one of the first acts of his new administration, President Donald Trump made the decision to pull the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), signaling an end to US participation in multilateral trade agreements. Since then, Beijing has continued to exert greater...

Good Housekeeping: Advice for Women in a late Qing Daily-Use Religious Encyclopedia with Katherine Alexander 2018.04.19

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, April 19, 2018; 12:30 p.m. CAS Conference Room Chen Zhongxi's 1850 preface to his eponymous precious scroll ends with a plea to future publishers: “do not make my coarse words elegant for fear women will have a hard time understanding.” Whether out of respect for preserving the integrity of Chen’s sermon or a need to further educate ignorant women, printed editions instead acquired a feature not...

The Art of Listening 2018.04.19

Non-CAS Event Thursday, April 19, 2018; 5:15-7:30 p.m. Boulder Public Library, Flatirons Meeting Room "Some call it Empathic Listening, we call it Zen Listening. A listening approach that uses Zen Principles. In this first free introductory workshop, we will seek the fundamental mindset that is essential when LISTENING to others. Please join us for this very firsy ONE-OF-A-KIND session in Boulder, Colorado led by Kimmy Akano." Seating is limited, please...

Philology and the Study of Classical Chinese Literature: An International Symposium on the Future of Sinology in the 21st Century 2018.04.19 - 2018.04.21

CAS Event April 19, 2018 to April 21, 2018 Thursday, April 19th, Koenig Alumni Center Friday, April 20th, Norlin Library, British Studies Room Saturday, April 21st, Norlin Library, British Studies Room The Department of Asian Languages & Civilizations at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is delighted to announce a conference in honor of the 70th birthday of Professor Paul W. Kroll. “Philology and the Study of Classical Chinese Literature: An...

Fullbright Program Information Sessions 2018.04.24

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 5 p.m. NRLN S-421 Where in the world do you want to go? The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange, and CU-Boulder is a top producing institution for U.S. Fulbright student grants. Come to NRLN S-421 for an information meeting to learn how you can apply for a Fulbright grant to do overseas study/research or to be an...

TaLK: Teaching English in Korea Information Session 2018.04.24

Non-CAS Event Tuesday, April 24, 2018; 11:30 am – 1:30 pm S350 C4C Building CU Boulder The TaLK Program for teaching English in Korea will be holding an info session for interested students. For more information, please see here .

Join in Discussions with U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat In Residence - Stewart Devine 2018.04.26

Non-CAS Event Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:30am-11:30am Career Services, C4C, Room N352 University of Colorado Stew Devine, the State Foreign Service Officer and Diplomat in Residence for our region, is coming to the CU Boulder campus next Thursday to discuss careers in the State Department with students. He will discuss U.S. Department of State Foreign Service & careers that students can pursue. Students in all majors and from all backgrounds...
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Book Launch for Brian Catlos’s "Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain" 2018.05.02

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, May 2, 2018; 7 p.m. Tattered Cover Bookstore 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120 A book launch for Kingdoms of Faith. A New History of Islamic Spain (New York: Basic Books) by Brian A. Catlos ( Religious Studies, CU Boulder ) is to be held at The Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove (Littleton CO), on 2 May at 7pm. See the Tattered Cover event calendar...

Grad Bash 2018 2018.05.03

Non-CAS Event Thursday, May 3, 2018; 4 p.m. Koenig Alumni Center 1202 University Ave. Boulder, CO 80309 Join us for Grad Bash - a free backyard party just for 2018 CU Boulder graduates! We'll have free food and drinks, a DJ and plenty of prizes. Pre-register to receive your graduation gift from the Alumni Association and discover all the great benefits available to you as a Forever Buff. You can...

Asian Art Association: Annual Meeting and Silent Auction 2018.05.06

Non-CAS Event Sunday, May 6, 2018; 4pm - 7pm Ambli at Holly 600 S Holly, Denver, in the Leetsdale Shopping Center Pre-paid reservations preferred. Call Beverly at 720.913.0130 OR Send a check by mail to: Asian Art Association / DAM 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy Denver, CO 80204 Make check payable to AAA / DAM and include names of each person for whom you are paying admission. Phone number/email for...

Asian Studies Commencement 2018 2018.05.11

CAS Event Friday, May 11, 2018; 1:30 p.m. Koenig Alumni Center 1202 University Avenue Thesis Presentations to be delivered by graduating students. Reception to follow.

U.S. Career Forum NYC 2018.05.12

Non-CAS Event Saturday, May 12, 2018; 10:00 a.m. Javits Center, Hall 1E New York City, NY Looking for a job using Japanese? Look no more - individuals with Japanese and english language abilities are invited to explore career opportunities and find jobs that use or require Japanese without having to be in Japan! Free to attend, details and registration at .

The Little Ice Age and Korean Art 2018.05.14

Non-CAS Event Monday, May 14, 2018; 6:30 p.m. Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building - Lower Level, Denver Art Museum Eighteenth-century Korea is commonly characterized as an "age of economic prosperity, political stability, and cultural renaissance," but in truth, the country was only just beginning to recover from two devastating famines in 1671 and 1696. This talk with Cleveland Art Museum Assistant Curator of Korean Art, Sooa Im McCormick explores how climate...

Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World 2018.05.23

Non-CAS Event Wednesday May 23, 2018; 12:00pm—1:30pm SIE Complex—Maglione Hall—Room 5025 University of Denver 2201 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80208-0500 Dr. Joshua Eisenman is Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Fellow for China Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council. Dr. Eric Heginbotham is Principal Research Scientist at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of...

Dead Sea Scrolls Panel 2018.05.24

Non-CAS Event Thursday, May 24 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM Old Main Theater, 1600 Pleasant St, Boulder, CO 80302 The University of Colorado Boulder and Denver University present a panel on the Dead Sea Scrolls, now on exhibit in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The panel will include professors from Union Theological Seminary, University of Birmingham, University of Strasbourg, NYU, UCLA, and more. This event is hosted by the...

Power of the River: Expedition to the Heart of Water in Bhutan 2018.06.16

Non-CAS Event Saturday, June 16, 2018 6:30pm Fiske Planetarium See the new Himalayan river adventure film 'Power of the River' THIS SATURDAY on campus: 6:30pm at Fiske Planetarium. Robert Redford says: “Power of the River captures the connection between people and the rivers that are our lifeblood.” A limited number of free tickets are available to CU students, faculty, and staff: but you must claim your tickets now! Use Discount...
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Sunrise Shakuhachi 2018.06.20

Non-CAS Event Wednesday, June 20, 7:00PM The Academy 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder 80302 Celebrating the 20th Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies at Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO., there is a special Pre-concert in Boulder! Five top-level international artists from Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, Sydney, Australia, Honolulu, HI and Boulder, CO—Yôdo Kurahashi, Kaoru Kakizakai, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Riley Kôho Lee and David Kansuke Wheeler will perform classical and modern solos and...
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2018 Cherry Blossom Festival 2018.06.23

Non-CAS Event June 23-24, 2018 Sakura Foundation and Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple are hard at work planning and preparing for the 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, to be held at Sakura Square on June 23 and 24, 2018. The festival website is . As you know, we have many volunteer opportunities at the CBF! If you or anyone you know would like offer us a few hours out of your...
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Art Exhibit: Millie Chen: Four Recollections 2018.07.21

Non-CAS Event Open through Saturday, July 21, 2018 CU Art Museum 1085 18th Street Boulder, CO 80302 This exhibit features a new installation by the Taiwainese-Canadian artist, conceived during her artist-in-residence at CU Boulder. The exhibit can be viewed at the CU Art Museum (1085 18th Street, Boulder) during regular museum hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm). For more information, please see here .
Art of Listening

The Art of Listening 2018.07.21/22

Non-CAS Event Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 2018 at 3:30-5:30pm Flagstaff Room, Boulder Public Library Some call it Empathic Listening, we call is Zen Listening. A Listening approach that uses Zen Principles. An Intorductory Seminar on Saturday and a further exploration in Sunday's session. Please join us for these one-of-a-kind sessions in Boulder, Colorado led by Kimmy Akano. Seats are limited, please register in advance. Tickets $30. Please...