Event Tomorrow: Justifying Violence in a Buddhist World Colloquium with Michael Jerryson

March 18, 2019

Cas Event--Tuesday, March 19 at 2pm CASE Building E422 at CU Boulder (above Euclid garage) In many ways, Buddhist-inspired violence may seem like an oxymoron, yet there is a robust history of Buddhist revolts, just-war theory, and violence in Asia. Dr. Jerryson analyzes the patterns behind these historical examples and...

CU Boulder Faculty presenting at the Association for Asian Studies conference in Denver

March 14, 2019

Many CU Faculty members will be chairing panels and presenting research at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Denver March 21-24. Find a full list of presenters here .

CAS and THI Event: Political Contests and Moral Battles: A Perspective on Bhutan's Democratic Transition

March 12, 2019

CAS Event/Tibet Himalaya Initiative Event Wednesday, March 20 at 5pm British and Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library Dr. Sonam Kinga is an important political figure, scholar, and writer in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Now that the country is a decade into its transition to democracy, Dr. Kinga will present...

Rebels & Reform - a contemporary photo showcase from Burma opens March 8

March 7, 2019

CAS is pairing with Ryan Libre on a photo exhibit that opens March 8. This showcase of exhibitions and screenings will give context and faces to stories you have never heard, from a country you don’t know how to call. As freedom of expression starts to peak its head out...

CAS Event: Roundtable on Xinjiang: Perspectives from the Field on China’s Mass Incarceration of Turkic Muslims

March 4, 2019

CAS Event - please register here by Wednesday, March 6 at 4pm Thursday, March 21 at 11:00-1:00 Center for Community Flatirons Room, CU Boulder The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in the mass detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the “autonomous region” in...

CAS Event: Urgent Elements: Eco-Video from Southeast Asia

Feb. 28, 2019

Khvay Samnang & UuDam Tran Nguyen Tuesday, March 5 from 6:30-7:45PM Location: Visual Arts Complex, Auditorium 1B20 Next Tuesday is the first in a series of Eco-Video co-sponsored by CAS. Khvay Samnang is a founding member of Stiev Selapak, an art collective dedicated to experimental arts practice in Cambodia and...

Donald Keene, Famed Translator of Japanese Literature who first learned Japanese during World War II at the US Navy Japanese Language School, which was located at CU, Dies at 96

Feb. 25, 2019

Donald Keene, whose translations of Japanese literature into English and prodigious academic output helped define the study of the subject and made him a celebrity in Japan, died on Sunday in Tokyo. He was 96. The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University confirmed his death. He had...

Internships at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Feb. 21, 2019

CAS has internships available at the Jaipur Literature Festival! Jaipur Literature Festival is a sumptuous feast of ideas and has been described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth'. In the last decade it has transformed into a global literary phenomenon, hosting nearly 2000 speakers and welcoming over a million...

Urban China Global Seminar Blog Series

Feb. 19, 2019

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to study abroad in China on the Discovering Urban China Global Seminar. This experience helped me to gain a tremendous understanding of Chinese culture, history, and modernity of China. Not only did this course provide in depth discussions about various components...

CAS Post-Doctoral Associate Alessandro Rippa's new article in "Critical Asian Studies"

Feb. 14, 2019

CAS Post-Doctoral Associate Alessandro Rippa has co-authored a new article in "Critical Asian Studies." Abstract: The past decade of development schemes has been experienced very differently by various groups within the city of Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The recent exacerbation of social inequalities, stratification, and...