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...

Tokyo Olympics Delayed Due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

In an article in the New York Times,it seemed that the decision was not made lightly, but after Canada and Australia indicated that they would not be sending athletes, it was announced that the games would be postponed. This delay came after numerous other postponements or cancellations in Japan and...

Event Report on the CUBASGA conference

March 13, 2020

21 st CUBASGA Graduate Conference Feb. 14-15 th , 2020 Keynote Addresses: 5:05 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2020 Professor David C. Schaberg, University of California, Los Angeles “Before Sincerity: Literary Pragmatics and Early Chinese Poetics” 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 Professor David L. Howell, Harvard University “The Strange Case...

CANCELLED Event Friday: When Work is Worship: Technology, Labor and the Figure of Vishwakarma—“Maker of the Universe”

March 9, 2020

Friday, March 13 at 4pm Hale 230 with Kenneth George, Professor of Anthropology The Australian National University Although Vishwakarmaworship in India has long been associated with hereditary artisan castes and their hand tools, Vishwakarma’s presence has moved beyond craft workshops and into workplaces associated with the country’s infrastructural systems and...

Event report on “Multispecies Injustice: Race and Animal Advocacy in Southeast Asia and South Africa”

March 5, 2020

On February 7, The Center for Asian Studies co-sponsored the visit of Dr. Juno Salazar Parreñas. Parreñas is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University and the author of the multi-award winningbook Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation (Duke University Press...

CAS Event Wednesday: Uyghur Voices: "Never Again" Is Now

March 2, 2020

Wednesday, March 4 at 5pm CASE Building, Chancellor's Auditorium, 4th floor 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 in China have an immediate family...

Video of Coronavirus emergency teach-in now available

Feb. 26, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that emerged in central China in December presents a serious challenge to China’s healthcare system, as well as to global public health. Economic and political impacts will also be severe, with repercussions that will likely last for years. Meanwhile, some responses to the virus in the...

UAE partners with CU Boulder, sending space exploring craft towards Mars via Japan

Feb. 24, 2020

A recent article in the New York Times details the connection between the CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering program, the United Arab Emirates and Japan. From Dubai to Mars, With Stops in Colorado and Japan The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for...

CAS hosts teach-in on the COVID-19 epidemic

Feb. 20, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that emerged in central China in December presents a serious challenge to China’s healthcare system, as well as to global public health. Economic and political impacts will also be severe, with repercussions that will likely last for years. Meanwhile, some responses to the virus in the...

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