Dr. Chika Watanabe Offered Important Insights into Japanese NGOs in Southeast Asia during Her January 2016 Visit to CU-Boulder

April 25, 2016

On January 22, 2016, Dr. Chika Watanabe, Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester, presented the paper, “Tinkering with Difference: The Ethical Labor of Aid in a Japanese NGO.” Her visit was generously sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the...

John Osburg to Present at the Last CAS Event of the Semester!

April 21, 2016

CAS is pleased to partner with the Department of Geography and the Tibet Himalaya Initiative to invite John Osburg from the University of Rochester to present on "Business and Belief among Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the People's Republic of China." In the context of a perceived spiritual...

Join Us this Thursday for Our Last Luncheon Series Event of the Year!

April 18, 2016

This Thursday, April 21, Kathryn E. Goldfarb, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, will present at our last Luncheon Series event of the semester on, "Anonymity, Ancestry, and Family Registry: Adoption Debates in Contemporary Japan." In 2007, the Catholic Jikei Hospital in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, began operating the “kōnotori...

Listen to Eric Fish Discuss His Research on China's Millennials this Thursday

April 11, 2016

Eric Fish, author of China's Millennials: The Want Generation and writer at Asia Society, will give a presentaiton at CU on Thursday, April 14, on "Struggle, Disillusionment, and Rebellion Among Chinese Youth." In 1989, students marched on Tiananmen Square demanding democratic reform. A generation later, Chinese youth have grown a...

David Atherton to Present His Research at the Next CAS Luncheon Series on Tuesday!

March 13, 2016

David Atherton, Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, will present his current research at our next Luncheon Series event on Tuesday, March 15. His talk will be on "Birthing a Book: Imagining Authorial Creativity in Early Modern Japan." What is an author? What does an author...

Professor Manabe to Discussion Music and the Antinuclear Movement in Japan

March 3, 2016

CAS invites you to join us for a discussion on music and the antinuclear movement in Japan by Noriko Manabe, Assistant Professor in Music at Temple University. In the weeks following the triple disaster of March 11, 2011, an atmosphere of “self-restraint” made residents feel unable to talk freely about...

The Annual CUBASGA Conference is This Weekend!

Feb. 18, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Conference will be held this Friday and Saturday on the CU-Boulder campus. This is an annual event hosted by CU faculty and graduate students of the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations. The goal of the conference is to foster...

Our Next Luncheon Series Features CAS Visiting Scholar on Tuesday, February 16

Feb. 15, 2016

Mingsheng Xu, a current visiting scholar at CAS, will present our next Luncheon Series event, "The Innovation of the Daoist Pantheon: From the 1st Century to the 13th Century." It took a long time for Daoism to establish a systematic and consolidated pantheon, and this process lasted from the Han...

A Boost to Korean Studies on the CU-Boulder Campus

In December 2015, the University Libraries was the recipient of the Korea Foundation’s E-Resources grant. Covering half the cost of an annual subscription, the grant helps libraries provide access to Korean scholarly databases. The Libraries now subscribes to DBpia, a multidisciplinary database that covers scholarly output in Korea from across...

Join Us Tonight for "Children Divided"

Jan. 25, 2016

Join the Center for Asian Studies for the second event in our "Transcultural Japan" series, to be held tonight, January 25. Dr. Mariko Asano Tamanoi will discuss "Children Divided: War Orphans in the Japanese Empire." This event is brought to CU with generous funding from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign...

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