CAS says goodbye to Irma Zavitri

June 15, 2020

During the 2019-20 academic year, CAS hosted Irma Zavitri, through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program. Irma taught our sequence of Beginning Indonesian language classes and contributed her charm, sense of humor, and friendship to our community over the past 10 months. Now that she has returned to...

CAS Event: Asia After COVID-19

June 8, 2020

Thursday, June 18 at 5pm MDT What sorts of longer-term economic, political, social, and cultural changes has the pandemic ushered in for different regions / countries in Asia? In what ways will things not return to the way they were before COVID-19? What is the ’new normal’ for different parts...

Don't Ignore It

June 1, 2020

Many Asians and Asian Americans within our community and beyond are experiencing increased harassment, racial prejudice and bigotry during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Asian Studies recognizes this as an unfortunate continuation of a long history of anti-Asian bias and, in particular, a pattern of stereotypes associating Asians, especially...

Spaces of care and resistance in China: public engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak

May 19, 2020

The first article coming out of the Center for Asian Studies teach-in about the Coronavirus has been published. Authored by Xiaoling Chen, a PhD student in Geography, this article traces the relationship between social media infomed the Chinese public's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Abstract: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues...

World’s Highest Wildflower App Celebrates Beauty of Mount Everest

May 11, 2020

Bozeman, MT (April 2, 2020) – Dreaming of your next trip to Nepal? Or going through photos and memories from your last trip? Today High Country Apps announces a new app, Wildflowers of Mount Everest, the first-ever wildflower identification app for Nepal. The app virtually transports travelers to the world’s...

Uyghur Voices: "Never Again" is Now video is posted

May 4, 2020

The video from the CAS Event held on March 4th is now posted and available for viewing. Since 2017, as many as 800,000 - 1.8 million Uyghurs and Kazakhs have been “disappeared” into a widespread system of “reeducation camps” in the Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang). Nearly all Uyghurs and Kazakhs...

Second CHINA MADE WORKSHOP Held in Hong Kong

April 27, 2020

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic shut conferences down around the world, the China Made Project held it's second workshop in Hong Kong in early January. This workshop brought together scholars from different fields of the social sciences and humanities to discuss infrastructure development in China. Drawing on the recent infrastructural...

Uyghur Voices Brings Personal Story to Boulder Campus: Implications of Chinese State Terror

April 20, 2020

On the evening of Wednesday, March 4 th , Mustafa Aksu shared his story with CU Boulder students and members of the public. After his brother died in a concentration camp in China, he could no longer stay silent. He spoke of his own experiences being kicked out of his...

Colin Flahive has written an excellent series of blog posts about living in China during the Coronavirus outbreak

April 7, 2020

In an excerpt from his fourth installment, Colin writes: It is hard to tell if people smile anymore. It takes more effort to read people behind their masks and it takes more effort to hear their muffled words. Eyes alone are not nearly as expressive as I thought they were...

Opinion Piece in the New York Times Traces the Relationship Between Disease and Prejudice

March 31, 2020

Call It ‘Coronavirus’ Disease and prejudice have long gone hand in hand. We can do better in 2020. By The Editorial Board We’ve been down this road before, too many times. In the 14th century the Black Death provoked mass violence against Jews, Catalans, clerics and beggars; when syphilis spread...

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