CAS Holds Virtual Fundraiser for Events

Nov. 29, 2021

The Center for Asian Studies strives to facilitate engagement with and within Asia, and to make Asia as accessible as possible to the CU Boulder community. During the academic year, we offer a dynamic schedule of speakers while also overseeing the interdisciplinary Asian studies major and providing internship and exchange...

Events About the Asian Studies Major, Tibet and Myanmar Among this Week's Offerings

Nov. 15, 2021

CAS has multiple events this week. Among them are: Asian Studies at CU Tuesday, November 16 at 9:30am The Center for Asian Studies will be hosting an "Asian Studies at CU" information session for undergraduates interested in study abroad and work opportunities in Asia, scholarships and fellowships available for study...

Event featuring Dave Rank tonight - author of "Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years"

Nov. 8, 2021

Today, at 5pm, CAS will host Dave Rank, former US diplomat to China, for a talk "U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Xi Jinping" Rank, who served as a diplomat for 17 years, resigned from the foreign service in 2017. At the time, he wrote an op-ed in the Washingtom...

CAS Event Monday Nov. 8: U.S.-China Relations in the Era of Xi Jinping

Nov. 1, 2021

Monday, November 8 at 5pm Hale 230* The backdrop to rising U.S.-China tensions has been the emergence of Xi Jinping as China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong. Former senior diplomat Dave Rank talks about the impact Xi has had on the bilateral relationship -- and on China's own political...

Check out these Asia-Related Courses being offered in the Spring!

Oct. 25, 2021

ASIA 1000 Origins of Contemporary Southeast Asia T/Th 3:30pm-4:45pm Lauren Collins lauren.collins@colorado.edu This course introduces the shared historical experiences that have shaped diverse Southeast Asian societies, with a focus on the continuing effects of colonialism, nationalism, and globalization in the region. Examines key issues facing contemporary Southeast Asian communities, including...

Last Year's Engaging Annual Events Theme

Oct. 18, 2021

From December 2020 to May 2021, CAS held a yearlong lecture series around the theme of “Sound and Noise in Asia.” Following a two-day symposium held in November, the series highlighted sound/noise practices and aesthetics from East Asian broadcast media such as radio and television; the representation of sound and...

Resources to help Afghan Refugees

Oct. 14, 2021

After the chaos of the recent US exit, Afghanistan has been much on our minds. Because of decades of war and turbulence, there are already an estimated 2.2 million refugees from Afghanistan, and since early 2021, hundreds of thousands more have fled the country. Most Afghan refugees are in Iran...

CAS Event Next Monday: Afghanistan, the US Departure, and the Taliban Takeover: Experiences and Perspectives

Oct. 11, 2021

Monday, October 18 at 4pm MDT Register for the Zoom Meeting here. Over the past few months, Afghanistan has experienced the US withdrawal, the Taliban takeover, the fall of the US backed government, followed by a chaotic evacuation of some but not all Afghans allied with US. The panelists will...

Melting Mongolian ice reveals fragile artifacts that provide clues about how past people lived

Oct. 4, 2021

CAS Affiliate Faculty William Taylor has written about new discoveries in Mongolia, as the ice melts. From the article in A&S Magazine: In the world’s high mountain regions, life needs ice. From the Rockies to the Himalayas, glaciers and other accumulations of snow and ice persist throughout the year. Often...

Atreyee Bhattacharya's manuscript on famines and climate in southern India is now published

Sept. 27, 2021

Abstract Using information contained in the eighteenth to twentieth century British administrative documents, preserved in the National Archives of India (NAI), we present a 218-year (1729–1947 AD) record of socioeconomic disruptions and human impacts (famines) associated with ‘rain failures’ that affected the semi-arid regions (SARs) of southern India. By mapping...

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