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

March 4, 2019

CAS Event 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 northwestern China which is home to several Turkic groups. It...

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...

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...

CU Boulder Today: Caught in the middle: Erasing borders through art near Korea's demilitarized zone

June 18, 2018

As he’s done so many times before, George Rivera will pack up 117 pieces of art into a suitcase and board a plane heading to a place where rifles can seem more common than paintbrushes. This time, his boarding pass will take him to South Korea to put on an...

Trading Beyond Borderland: Shipwrecks and Ancient Chinese Export Porcelains with Dr. Tianlong Jiao

Jan. 9, 2017

Dr. Tianlong Jiao, Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art at the Denver Art Museum presented the first in the CAS annual theme series for 2016-17, “Asian Borderlands.” Dr. Jiao’s extensive research as an archaeologist and art historian illuminated the murky waters of maritime excavations. The study of Chinese export...

CU History Professor Fredy González Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Oct. 21, 2016

Fredy González, professor of history at CU Boulder, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2016-17 year. González's work focuses on Chinese immigrants in secret societies from the mid-19th century through the 1930s. In the 1920s, many leaders of different secret societies assassinated each other. “I am hoping I...

Japan internship program featured in Boulder Daily Camera

Oct. 17, 2016

The Center for Asian Studies Japan internship program and executive director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz have been recently highlighted in the Daily Camera! Last summer, CAS launched its Japan internship program with three companies in Tokyo. CAS will hold an information session about 2017 internship positions next month. For more information...

CAS Board Member Terry Kleeman Publishes New Book on Taoism

Aug. 9, 2016

CU Boulder Religious Studies professor and CAS board member Terry Kleeman is a leading scholar on Taoism, China's only native religion. His recent book, "Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities" is the first work published in a Western language on the founding of Taoism. Here's an excerpt...

CAS Internships Offer Exciting New Perspectives for Students

July 13, 2016

In collaboration with CU Study Abroad and the CU Leeds School of Business Global Initiatives program, The Center for Asian Studies has partnered with three companies in Tokyo to offer internships to CU students this summer. The internships aim to provide opportunities for students to live in Japan and learn...

Japan and Tibet-Related Displays at Norlin Library

June 20, 2016

Adam Lisbon, Japanese Studies Librarian, curated Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995 , a small exhibition of items relating to major natural disasters in Japan over the past 325 years. Japan is prone to frequent earthquakes because the island nation sits atop four tectonic plates. They had no less than seven earthquakes...

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