CAS Events for the Week of Aril 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

The Problem of Being: Ontology in Contemporary Islamic Philosophy HUMN 230 | Monday, 15 April 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Register here Mullā Ṣadrā (d. 1640) is one of the greatest of all Islamic philosophers matched only by the likes of Ibn ʿArabī (d. 1240), Avicenna (d. 1037) and...

2024 Asia Symposium: Fluid Asia

April 11, 2024

Friday, April 12, 8:45am - 5:30pm Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library 5th floor This symposium explores themes of physical and social fluidities in Asia. There are many dimensions to water, as a liquid, a basis of all living organisms, a biotic infrastructure for life, a material around...

Teaching Taiwan An Experiential Learning Essay

April 10, 2024

One of my favorite undergraduate courses to teach is Memory and the Politics of Heritage in Asia. This class uses examinations of material objects (not only museums, monuments, and memorials, but also archives, school curriculum, and oral histories) to explore how history does not exist as a passive, fixed account,...

CAS Events week of April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024

GETSEA Simulcast Film Screening of Indigenous Cambodian Filmmakers GETSEA Simulcast Film Screening of Indigenous Cambodian Filmmakers On April 9 th from 4:00 pm-5:30pm the Center for Asian Studies, in partnership with GETSEA and the Bophana Institute will present a unique Simulcast Film Screening of short films by Indigenous Cambodian filmmakers,...

CAS Events week of April 1, 2024

April 1, 2024

Towards Contemplative Fluency: Framing Tibetan Meditation Practices Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 6pm - 7:30pm Eaton Humanities 250 Meditation is an ancient human practice. Our ability to artfully cultivate attentive, imaginal, and embodied modes of consciousness, and more so, intentionally design and apply techniques to transcend ordinary experience are deeply integral...

Enjoy Spring Break!

March 25, 2024

The Center for Asian Studies offices will be open during spring break, but we will not have any events. If you are taking some time off, we hope you enjoy!

Legal rights and legal reality diverge for single women in Nepal

March 19, 2024

CU Boulder PhD candidate Tracy Fehr’s research examines the intersecting identities limiting Nepali women’s access to disaster relief funds following the devastating 2015 earthquakes The devastating 2015 earthquakes in Nepal affected nearly 30% of the country’s population, causing an estimated 9,000 deaths, displacing 2.8 million people and destroying or severely...

Gandasari Abdullah Win, 1934-2024

March 13, 2024

Gandasari Abdullah Win, 1934-2024 Ibu Riri: Center for Asian Studies The Center for Asian Studies community is heartbroken to have recently lost a beloved member of the Center’s family. Gandasari Abdullah Win, dearly known as Ibu Riri, passed away on January 19, 2024, concluding a remarkable life of 89 years...

CU Boulder presenters at this year's AAS conference, March 14-18

March 11, 2024

CU Boulder is well-represented at this year's Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in Seattle! You can find additional information and panel listings at the conference website . Thursday, March 14 A019 Looking to the Future: Community Engagement and Capacity Building in Asian Studies Panelist: Danielle R Salaz , Executive...

Asia-Related Courses offered on Fall 2024

March 7, 2024

ASIA 1700 Introduction to Tibetan Civilization T/Th 12:30-1:45 Instructor TBD, contact Lauren Collins with questions ( ) Explores the dynamic history of Tibet from its early empire to the present. An area in Asia the size of Western Europe, Tibetan cultural and ethnic communities span parts of China, Nepal,...