ALC's CUBASGA Goes Virtual in 2021

Oct. 19, 2020

CU Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is pleased to announce that the next CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Conference will take place on January 30th & 31st, 2021. The CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be...

Infrastructural Power, Hong Kong, and Global China

Oct. 14, 2020

Note: The impetus for this essay was a recent China Made lecture by the sociologist Ching Kwan Lee, the ideas expressed, however, are those of the author. On September 23, 2018 the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link officially opened—linking Mainland China to downtown Hong Kong by high-speed rail. This $11...

CAS Event Wednesday: The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Oct. 5, 2020

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: Rebellion, Repression, and Remembrance on a Tibetan Borderland of Early-Maoist China CAS Event Part of the Tibet Himalaya Initiative Wednesday, October 7 at 5pm MDT Register for the ZOOM Webinar here When in 1949 the Chinese Communist Party “liberated” the ethnocultural frontier region...

CU Boulder to develop a new undergraduate certificate program in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Sept. 28, 2020

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive a Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the US Department of Education for the next two years. Entitled “Creating a Certificate Program in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies,” this grant will allow...

Japan News Digital Archive now available on a trial basis

Sept. 21, 2020

The University Libraries is running a database trial for the Japan News Digital Archive available from August 10th until October 31st . The database covers the English language newspaper Japan News (and it’s many name changes) from 1955 to the present. The publication covered world news and aimed to promote...

CAS Event Wednesday: Hong Kong: Global China’s Restive Frontier

Sept. 14, 2020

CAS is holding a webinar on Wednesday evening at 7pm MDT. You must register for the event to receive the ZOOM link, see registration link below. ZOOM webinar registration now open. Post-1997 Hong Kong has become the restive frontier of global China. It is the place where the major strategies...

Indonesian Nongkrong Wednesday at 4pm

Sept. 8, 2020

Join us to practice your listening and speaking skills at the Indonesian Conversation Table! We'll enjoy lively conversation and games from the comfort of your homes. All ability levels are welcome. Starting on September 9, every other Wednesday, 4-5 pm. September 9 - 4-5 pm - Festival Layang-layang​ For more...

Past Visiting Scholar Alton Byers Interviewed in a New Podcast

Aug. 31, 2020

New York University/Abu Dhabi is in the process of creating a new graduate level course titled "Geopolitics and ecology of Himalayan Water," and interviewed Byers in for a podcast on the topic of "A guide to GLOFs and their implications"

CAS Welcomes Asian Studies Program Director Lauren Yapp

Aug. 24, 2020

The Center for Asian Studies is very pleased to welcome our new Asian Studies Program Director, Lauren Yapp. Lauren is an anthropologist and archaeologist fascinated by the question of how present-day communities remember, preserve, and contest their past. Her research focuses on cultural heritage and urban development in Indonesia, where...

Associate Director of CAS and Instructor in Asian Studies, Colleen Berry is Retiring

Aug. 17, 2020

After 5 years as Associate Director of CAS and Instructor in Asian Studies, Colleen Berry is retiring! We cannot stress enough what an impact Colleen has had on Asian Studies at CU. Under Colleen’s guidance, the Asian Studies program has not only grown in student numbers, but has also been...