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Kun You

Paratextual Practices in the Textual Culture of Early China 2023.09.21

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, September 21 12:30-1:30pm CASE Building room W311 Chinese literature of the Classical Period (mid 5 th c. – late 3 rd c. BCE) is the core of Chinese cultural identity and the foundation of political thought and philosophy of all later periods. Among the challenges that the literature of that time pose for modern readers is a deficient understanding of the function of the titles. Modern...

Information Session for Tibet Himalaya Studies Scholarship 2023.09.26

Information Session Added: Please join an information session which will detail programs and courses that qualify for this scholarship. Learn how you can incorporate this line of study into your major/minor track! Tuesday, September 26 at 3:30pm Join Zoom session here. THS Scholarship for Study Abroad, Language Study, and/or Independent Research Interested in the Himalayas? Stretching from Ladakh and Dharamsala in the west, through Nepal, and then east into Sikkim,...
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Symposium on Student Assessments and Pedagogy in Less Commonly Taught Languages 2023.09.30

September 30, 2023 09:00 AM Location Change! Humanities Building room 250 (There is a football game on campus this day, so plan ahead. Parking will be very limited) contact dalc@colorado.edu with any questions Please join us for a Symposium on Student Assessments and Pedagogy in Less Commonly Taught Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean). Program information below: Panel 1: 9:00-10:30 AM Margaret Malone (ACTFL), “Using the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines in...
Quang

Green politics in the Lower Mekong Subregion 2023.10.11

Wednesday October 11 5:00-6:00 pm Eaton Humanities 135 Professor Nguyen Minh Quang, a visiting scholar from Vietnam, will speak about the 'conflict' between key players and actors in the Mekong region's green politics – governments and investors vs. local CSOs/NGOs supported by western donors – focusing on recent developments and contests in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Professor Nguyen will emphasize how the geopolitical competition in the region has implications for...
Tracy Fehr

Transitional Justice Ritualism in Nepal 2023.10.12

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, October 12 at 12:30pm CASE Building room W311 More than 17 years after the end of Nepal’s decade-long civil war, the country’s conflict victims are still awaiting justice, reparations, truth, and acknowledgement. In her dissertation research, Fehr explores how the Government of Nepal has created a hollow Transitional Justice process as a façade of internationally accepted institutionalized means without adequate support to achieve the goals of...

Svarodaya: Breath and Divination at the Nexus of Religion, Science, and Magic 2023.10.25

October 25th at 11am Humn 240 This graduate symposium analyzes the ancient Hindu breath-centered divination practice known as svarodaya (Sanskrit: “attainment of toned breath”) to untangle a knot of discourses which scholars usually study as isolated threads. By the 14th century CE, Muslims in India began to interpret svarodaya, and titled their translations `ilm-i dam (Persian: “science of breath”) in encyclopedias and handbooks of mysticism. During British colonial rule, Indian...
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Fallout: Asian networks of nuclearity 2023.10.27

10am coffee 10:30am workshop begins Friday, October 27, 2023 Flatirons Room, Center for Community (C4C) CANCELLED: Keynote by Shiloh Krupar (Georgetown University) at 3:30pm in Guggenheim room 205 co-sponsored by the Department of Geography and delivered as part of the Geography Fall Colloquium Series. This third workshop in the Tale of Two Asias project seeks to explore the networked and relational nature of Asian nuclearity. That is, what sorts of...
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Indonesian Cultural Day PEMUDA 2023.10.28

October 28 2pm-5pm Ice Overlook Room Rec Center
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Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events 2023.10.30

October 30, 5:00-7:00PM, British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library, Opening Reception Introduction to an exhibit that depicts the important, but largely unknown, role of U.S. active duty military and returning veterans in opposing the war in Vietnam. Professor Rachel Rinaldo, Faculty Director, Center for Asian Studies, Welcome Remarks Ron Carver, Exhibit Curator, Director, Waging Peace in Vietnam Education Fund Curt Stocker, UC Boulder Alumnus and Veteran, publisher of underground...

Screening of documentary on GI Antiwar Movement Sir! No Sir! 2023.11.01

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 1, 4:30-6:30PM Humanities 135 or register for simulcast here Students may access the film remotely through the library. Non-students can access via NETFLIX. This remarkable documentary tells the story of soldiers and sailors who actively opposed fighting in the war in Vietnam, and their ultimate impact on the prosecution of the war. Professor Steven Dike, Arts and Sciences Honors...
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On the Origins of Japanese Architecture: Rebuilding the Jomon Period Pit House in Postwar Japan 2023.11.02

CAS Luncheon Series Thursday, November 2 at 12:30pm CASE Building room W311 This talk looks at the history and politics behind the reconstruction of prehistoric architecture in Japan. It will cover the reasons these buildings have been made, the problems of authenticity that surround them, and the tension between the science and subjectivities that go into their production. As background, the talk will introduce the work and critiques of several...

Talk by Ron Haeberle, former Army photographer, whose photos of the My Lai Massacre published in Life Magazine helped to shift public opinion 2023.11.02

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 2, 5:00-6:30 PM CASE Building room E340 or register for webcast here Ron Haeberle will share his experience of coming upon the massacre of Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers, and the effort to share his photos with the world. Ross Taylor, Assistant Professor, College of Media, Communications and Information, Moderator Waging Peace events are co-sponsored by University Libraries, the...

Film Screening, The Whistleblower of My Lai 2023.11.03

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 3, 12:00-1:30PM, In person: Chamber Hall (S102) Imig Music Building This outstanding documentary takes us through the process of creating an opera commissioned by the renowned Kronos String Quartet. The opera is based on the experience of Hugh Thomson, the helicopter pilot who witnessed the killing of civilians at My Lai and did his best to rescue survivors. Professor...

Panel Discussion on the Legacies of War 2023.11.06

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 6, 5:00-7:00PM Humanities 250 or register for webcast here War does not end when the last shots are fired. The Vietnamese population, as well as American soldiers and their families, continue to this day to bear the costs of war. This panel will investigate consequences of the war in Vietnam and efforts to mitigate those impacts. Steven Dike, Arts...

Book Talk: Defending Black Sailors from Discriminatory Prosecution 2023.11.07

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 7, 5:30-7:30PM British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library or register for webcast here Racial tension was high when a fight broke out between White and Black sailors aboard the massive Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier that serviced the bombing missions over Vietnam. Discovering the unfair, unequal, and frankly discriminatory treatment to which Blacks were subjected, Marv Truhe, the JAG...

Poetry of the War in Vietnam and its Consequences 2023.11.08

Part of the Waging Peace in Vietnam Exhibit and Events November 8, 5:00-7:00 PM British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library Poetry helps us speak the unspeakable and feel deeply. Award-winning poets whose poems of war, memory, and reconciliation will arouse our empathy and understanding of the war in Vietnam and its profound consequences. Professor Julie Carr, Department of English and Creative Writing, Moderator Poets Reciting Via ZOOM: Jan Barry...
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Geography Buff Trivia Night 2023.11.09

Thursday, November 9, 6:30-9pm UMC Connection "Space, Place and Justice" Win prizes! Food and Drink!
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The Voice of the Historian in Early China 2023.11.14

Tuesday, November 14 at 6:15pm Humanities 135 Martin Kern, “The Voice of the Historian in Early China” This lecture focuses on the “Grand Lord Archivist says” 太史公曰 statements throughout the Shiji . It examines in detail the highly formulaic and rhetorical nature of their composition and proposes that these statements (together with Sima Qian’s “auto-postface”太史公自序 to the Shiji and his “Letter in Response to Ren Shaoqing” 報任少卿書) construct and stage...
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This Barbie is a Teacher: Exploring Race, Culture, and Geopolitics in the Barbie Movie and Beyond 2023.12.02

A Professional Development Program for Secondary School Teachers in Colorado December 2, 2023 8 AM to 12 PM University Memorial Center – Room 386 University of Colorado Boulder Did you know the 2023 summer hit movie “Barbie” was banned in Vietnam? Do you know why? Join this half-day workshop to explore Barbie and other selected films that became controversial in Southeast Asia because of territorial disputes. Participants will increase their...
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Fire on the Mountain: Media, Religion, and Nationalism Conference 2024.01.10-13

Fire on the Mountain: Media, Religion, and Nationalism Conference organized by the Center for Media, Religion, & Culture Conference January 10-13, 2024. General public invited to attend plenary sessions. Fire on the Mountain: Media, Religion, and Nationalism Conference is the tenth in a series of successful international conferences held by the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder. Nationalism has a deep history rooted in...

Anthropology of Japan Series: Crazy About Kofun: Ancient Tomb Fandom, Promotion, and Commodification 2024.01.31

Wed, Jan 31, 2024, 12:20-1:10pm MT, on Zoom Register in advance: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYlc-ysrjItG9Cv9jYzXccsC0GiN... Dr. Laura Miller Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of History, University of Missouri-St. Louis Kofun are ancient tombs found throughout Japan, but the earliest (3rd century~5th century) are tumuli located in the Kansai region. In recent years history buffs and civic organizations have displayed great interest in these tombs, which are often used...
Malini Rama Ranganathan

The Long Climate Crisis: Global Political Ecologies of Caste, Race, and Migration 2024.02.05

February 5, 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Institute of Behavioral Science 1440 15th Street, S 155A Boulder, CO 80302 Join in person or via Zoom , email ibs-contact@colorado.edu for the password. *Light lunch served at 11:45, please RSV P . Title: The Long Climate Crisis: Global Political Ecologies of Caste, Race, and Migration Abstract: This talk argues that to bolster our understanding of the long climate crisis, we turn...

Information Session: Tang-funded Global Seminar: Organizational Behavior & Business in China 2024.02.06

Info Session: Tuesday February 6 at 4:30pm in C4C S435 More info: http://abroad.colorado.edu/?go=ChinaBusinessGS It's your chance to go to China in Summer 2024! Attend this new summer Global Seminar focusing on Organizational Behavior. Professor Tracy Jennings, who has years of experience taking students to China, will lead this program, taking you through four different cities to observe how people get things done in various Chinese organizations. Key topics include: individual...

Information Session: Undergraduate Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad, Language Study, and/or Independent Research 2024.02.06

Interested in the Himalayas? Stretching from Ladakh and Dharamsala in the west, through Nepal, and then east into Sikkim, Bhutan, and the Indian Himalayas, this region offers geographic, cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity. The Tibet Himalaya Initiative and Center for Asian Studies invite scholarship applications from CU undergraduate students. Awards in amounts up to $2,500 are available for summer 2024. This scholarship is made possible thanks to funding from the...

Anthropology of Japan Series: The “History Wars” and the “Comfort Woman” Issue: Revisionism and the Right-wing in Japan and the U.S. 2024.02.07

Wed, Feb 7, 2024, 12:20-1:10pm MT, on Zoom Register in advance: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdu-uqzoiE9Nc6EWlFx5GwFZ9r... Dr. Tomomi Yamaguchi Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Montana State University An issue of intense controversy currently in Japan is “comfort women”, with many in the right wing relentlessly attacking the accepted historical narrative and denying that there was any Japanese government involvement in, or corresponding responsibility for, a system of sexual slavery of women and girls...
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Playing from the Heart: Performance and Lecture by Uzbek Dutar Player and US Ethnomusicologist 2024.02.09

Friday, February 9, 4pm-5pm UMC Room 425 Professor of Music Ruzibi Khodjaeva of the Uzbekistan State Conservatory in Tashkent will demonstrate her instrument, the dutar, and Professor of Music, UC Santa Cruz Tanya Merchant will accompany her on the dutar and also explain the music, its traditions, and the gendered practices of dutar ensembles vs. solo dutar performance. Dutar is a lute used in Iran and throughout Central Asia. Prof...
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Lunar New Year Celebration at MSU Denver 2024.02.13

Tuesday, February 13, 11:30am to 1:30pm Tivoli Turnhalle, Auraria Campus, Denver Join CAS and the Asian Studies Program at MSU in celebrating Lunar New Year! Free and open to the public Free food and crafts Chinese Lion Dance Gamelan Manik Kusuma K-Pop Dance Thai Percussion Ensemble Co-Sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the MSU Denver Asian Studies Program.

Anthropology of Japan Series: The Bust of Harry S. Truman 2024.02.14

Wed, Feb 14, 2024, 12:20-1:10pm MT, on Zoom Ms. Momoko Usami Ceramicist In 2020, the 75th year anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japanese ceramic artist Momoko Usami was given a public commission to create a bust of Harry S. Truman for Hotel Kansas City. Truman may have advocated for civil rights domestically, but he also authorized the dropping of atomic bombs on Usami’s native country...
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Feeding Asceticism: Himalayan Buddhist Renunciation, Devotion, and Embodied Intimate Care 2024.02.22

Thursday, February 22 at 6pm Humanities 250 In Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist biographies, devotion frames stories of the intimate, emotionally intense connections between gurus and disciples. By contrast, Tibetan Buddhist accounts of renunciation often highlight separation, departure, and absence, themes that appear in tension with the intimacy of the devotional ideal. This talk focuses on accounts of the life of the reclusive twentieth century Himalayan Buddhist meditator and poet, Khunu...

Scholarships and Study in Asia Opportunities 2024.02.22

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, 12:30pm -1:30pm CASE W313 On Thursday, February 22 nd from 12:30pm -1:30pm, the Center for Asian Studies and the CU Honors Program will be hosting an information session on scholarships, careers, and study opportunities for undergraduates interested in going to Asia. Speakers from the Office of Top Scholarships, Education Abroad, Peace Corps, and Center for Asian Studies will be in attendance to share with students from...