An American library in 1965 Indonesia: From enlightenment to torture

Aug. 6, 2018

CAS Advisory Council member Stan Harsha's essay has been published in the current edition of "Strategic Review, The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs." Based on interviews with persons interrogated at the former Thomas Jefferson Library in Yogyakarta, and a review of U.S. officials' statements in declassified cables,...

Brian Catlos’s latest book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain featured in the New Yorker

July 30, 2018

CAS affiliate faculty member Brian Catlos has published a new book Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain and it has been featured in the New Yorker's July 23, 2018 issue in the Briefly Noted section. Prior accounts have portrayed Islamic Spain as a paradise of enlightened tolerance...

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Boren Fellowship awarded for study in Asia

July 24, 2018

Two CU students have been awarded prestigious scholarships for study in Asia this year. “I’m thrilled to see our students representing CU in competitive awards like the Fulbright student grants and Boren graduate fellowships,” said Deborah Viles of the Office of Top Scholarships. “Our students show up extremely well on...

Podcast: Terry Kleeman "Celestial Masters History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities"

July 17, 2018

Despite the general perception that Daoism is simply an informal and carefree philosophical perspective, the Daoist tradition is a highly formalized spectrum of ritual practices and communal beliefs. Religious Daoism emerged within the rich second-century political and social milieu when challengers to official rulership offered alternative political structures to the...

Podcast: Holly Gayley, “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet”

July 9, 2018

Holly Gayley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an affiliate of the Center for Asian Studies as well as playing a leading role in the Tibet-Himalaya Initiative here at CU Boulder. Her research focuses on the revitalization of Buddhism...

A CU Undergraduate Experiences Expanded Worldview during Maymester in China

July 3, 2018

When I stumbled into Colleen Berry’s 4000 Asian Studies class, I had no idea what I was in for. It was not just because as a freshman, I wasn’t quite sure what this 4000 meant on my roster, but rather how paradigm shifting the experience was. My educational background had...

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...

CAS/TEA is Now Recruiting an Assistant to the Directors for Grant Administration! Deadline extended!

June 5, 2018

CAS, in conjunction with the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) is pleased to announce the opening of a position for an Assistant to the Directors for Grants Administration. The Assistant to the Directors for Grants Administration is a part-time 12-month University Staff, at will position, ranging from 50 to...

From A&S Magazine: Anthropology professor helps create conservation program in Vietnam

May 29, 2018

A cohesive conservation plan protecting the Vietnamese environment—and primates—is now signed legislation, in part due to efforts of a University of Colorado Boulder anthropologist. The plan, which was approved by the country’s prime minister last May, aims to expand protected forests, increasing habitat for primates. Worldwide, 75 percent of the...

CAS Impacts on Campus: Philology and the Study of Classical Chinese Literature: An International Symposion on the Future of Sinology in the 21st Century

May 24, 2018

On April 20th and 21st 2018 a group of twenty-four scholars of traditional Chinese literature, language, and culture assembled at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for the conference “Philology and the Study of Classical Chinese Literature: An International Symposion on the Future of Sinology in the 21st Century.” The participants,...

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