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Letter From the Director

March 20, 2018

Dear Friends of CAS, Asian Studies is thriving at the University of Colorado! 2017 brought a new crop of fantastic Asianists to our faculty, including Jae Won Chung (Assistant Professor of Korean in Asian Languages and Civilizations), Matthew Shores (Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese in Asian Languages and Civilizations), Yaffa...

From the CAS Advisory Council Chair and Asian Studies Leadership Circle

March 20, 2018

Greetings from Beijing. Last year in this space we mentioned the launch of a campaign to recruit additional Advisory Council members. I’m delighted to report that seven new members have been added to our ranks: 2 former Faculty Directors of the Center who have recently retired from CU (Dennis McGilvray...

CAS Launches Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum at CU

March 20, 2018

CAS launched a pilot Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) program in the fall, with the goal of improving intercultural language and cultural literacy skills for domestic students of Asian cultures and empowering international students from Asia to use their native languages as well as English. The program was...

Faculty News & Visiting Scholars

March 20, 2018

Asian Studies Faculty Updates Jae Won Edward Chung (Assistant Professor of Korean Literature and Culture) Chung began his position in the department of Asian Languages and Civilizations in August. Born in Seoul, he grew up in Philly, and received his graduate training in New York City. At CU, in addition...

Students Learn about Urban China with Colleen Berry

March 20, 2018

Last summer’s faculty-led global seminar in China that benefited from the CAS Tang Endowment was Urban China: Tradition, Modernity, and Nostalgia , taught by Asian Studies Instructor and CAS Associate Director Colleen Berry . Twelve students from a variety of majors participated in the three-week course that took place in...

Updates from the Program for Teaching East Asia

March 20, 2018

The Program for Teaching East Asia begins its 18 th year at CAS with new project awards from the Freeman Foundation, STARTALK, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, and the AAS Northeast Asia Council. Readers interested in more information on how TEA serves pre-college educators and schools can keep...

AATJ Activities Update

March 20, 2018

AATJ Activities Update CAS is home to the national headquarters of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ), a professional organization for Japanese language educators. From its office within CAS, AATJ organizes activities for more than 1,500 member teachers and scholars of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics. Those activities...

Tibet Himalaya Initiative Joins the Center for Asian Studies

March 20, 2018

In 2017, CU Boulder’s Tibet Himalaya Initiative (THI) officially became part of the Center for Asian Studies. Launched in 2015, THI is an interdisciplinary hub for research, teaching, and public engagement on Tibet and the Himalayas, with faculty and graduate student expertise in Anthropology, Geography, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Political Science,...

Event Highlights 2017

March 19, 2018

In 2017 CAS offered 35 public events which included 14 Lunch Series lectures, and 21 public lectures, panel discussions and performances. We engaged 828 audience members with a wide variety of Asia-related topics. In the Spring of 2017, CAS held several events all centered around the annual theme “Asian Borderlands.”...

Alumni On the Move

March 19, 2018

Eben Yonnetti (MA Religious Studies, 2017) is currently on a Fullbright-Nehru Student Research Grant in India where he is studying the relationship between Buddhist communities and the rapidly changing mountain environments they inhabit in the Indian Himalayan region of Ladakh. In his research, Eben is researching traditional conceptions of and...

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