Edward G. Seidensticker Japan Summer Research Grant Report by Zhujun Ma

Sept. 13, 2021

Thanks to the financial support from the Edward G. Seidensticker Japan Summer Research Grant, I was able to join the summer Japanese language program Princeton in Ishikawa, which lasted from June 11 to August 6 in 2021. Through its intermediatory course covering the textbooks Nakama 2: Japanese Communication, Culture, Context...

China’s Nuclear Belt & Road Workshop Seeks Presenters

Sept. 7, 2021

The Center for Asian Studies is hosting three focused workshops exploring the similarities and differences in Japanese and Chinese experiences of nuclear energy development. Already engaged in a broader examination of Asian infrastructure development through the China Made project, we explore Japanese and Chinese modes of living in the nuclear...

Looking to the Future of CAS, Near and Far

Aug. 30, 2021

As a new academic year begins, I am deeply honored and excited to be taking on the role of faculty director of the Center for Asian Studies. A few months ago, many of us thought the COVID-19 pandemic was winding down. And then over the summer, India and Indonesia became...

Welcome Back!

Aug. 23, 2021

The Center for Asian Studies welcomes all students, faculty and staff back for the Fall 2021 semester! We are hoping everyone has a safe and productive fall, that we get to see friends - old and new - again and that the transition back to campus is easy for everyone!

Announcing 2021-22 Event Theme

Aug. 16, 2021

We’re excited to share our theme for this academic year and look forward to working with colleagues across campus to discover all that we can do with it! The CAS theme for the 2021-22 academic year is “Intermountain Asia” . With this theme we seek to recognize the many Asianists...

A&S Magazine article on our new Tibet and Himalayan Studies Program, Fall course offerings

Aug. 9, 2021

With the help of a new scholar, the Center for Asian Studies is launching a program that looks to educate students about this politically fraught region The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top research programs in the country in Tibet and Himalayan Studies, but ­undergraduate students have...

CAS hosts virtual trip to China

Aug. 2, 2021

From May 12th to June 2nd, 2021, the Center for Asian Studies hosted a three-week virtual Tang Global Seminar in China. While the Covid-19 pandemic has made it impossible to run our usual study tours in China, our experiment with a virtual tour this year paid off. While we are...

Asian Reflections on trauma and healing: Voices from Japan: Perspectives on Disaster and Hope

July 26, 2021

As people all around the world are aware, twenty years ago on March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a tsunami that claimed the lives of tens of thousands of residents of the Tohoku region in the northeastern part of the country, which in turn...

Latest Colorado Journal of Asian Studies Published!

July 19, 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Spring 2021 issue of the Colorado Journal of Asian Studies . This issue contains papers written by students in the ASIA 4830 Senior Seminar class, an excerpt from an honors thesis in International Affairs, as well as a special section featuring...

A&S Magazine: First American woman to earn a PhD in Japanese history (and first female professor in CU Boulder history department) recognized for trailblazing scholarship

July 12, 2021

Joyce Chapman Lebra, a pioneering professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been honored by the Japanese government for her lifelong scholarly work on Japanese history. In April, the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver announced that Lebra was being recognized for promoting “academic exchange and mutual understanding...