Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Application for AY 22-23 now open

Aug. 29, 2022

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships Program Description: FLAS fellowships administered by the Center for Asian Studies (CAS) are awarded competitively to students studying modern Asian languages. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) funds and oversees these awards, under the provisions of Title VI of the Higher Education Act...

The Center for Asian Studies Welcomes Students for the 2022-2023 Academic Year!

Aug. 22, 2022

The Center for Asian Studies is excited to welcome incoming and returning students at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester! Things are exciting here at CAS, especially because we have been notified recently that we have been awarded $2.2 million in funding from the US Department of Education to...

CAS Wins Grants from US Department of Education

Aug. 16, 2022

Dear Friends of Asian Studies, I write with the exciting news that the Center for Asian Studies has been awarded $2.2 million in funding from the US Department of Education to support our role as a National Resource Center (NRC) in Asian Studies and to provide Foreign Language and Area...

Fall 2022 Asia-Related Courses

Aug. 15, 2022

ASIA 1700 - Introduction to Tibetan Civilization MW 3:35 - 4:45pm Tenzin Tsepak ( tenzin.tsepak@colorado.edu ) Explores the dynamic history of Tibet from its early empire to the present. Offers interdisciplinary perspectives on Tibetan civilization, including arts and literature, religion and politics, society and culture. ASIA 2000 - Gateway to...

Registration for Japanese Language Proficiency Test in the United States begins August 10

Aug. 2, 2022

The Center for Asian Studies will resume holding the JLPT this year. After a hiatus due to Covid, CU Boulder will once again be the testing center in the Mountain West region. The exam will be administered on Sunday, December 4th. Registration for different levels of the exam is staggered...

The enduring legacy of Bruce Lee

July 18, 2022

‘First Asian American global superstar’ prefigured, influenced today’s interconnected world, CU Boulder professor writes in new book Nearly a half century after his untimely death at age 32, the American-born, Hong Kong-raised martial artist, actor, filmmaker and philosopher Bruce Lee remains one of the most enduring cultural icons on earth...

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top research programs in the country in Tibet and Himalayan Studies

July 11, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the top research programs in the country in Tibet and Himalayan Studies, but undergraduate students have been unable to pursue a directed course of study in that field—new language classes, area studies classes and the chance to earn a certificate in Tibet...

China’s Nuclear Belt & Road Workshop Report

July 4, 2022

In April, 2022 the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, in partnership with the China Made Project, hosted the 2-day workshop “China’s Nuclear Belt & Road: Socio-technical Perspectives on China’s Export Nuclear Infrastructures.” The workshop was the second of three workshops organized for the project A...

Civil engineering student, a tsunami survivor, awarded fellowship to study disaster recovery

June 27, 2022

From the College of Engineering blog: Ilham Siddiq survived the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami and is now using his firsthand disaster knowledge to evaluate the effectiveness of recovery policies. Siddiq, a civil engineering PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder and native of Indonesia, has earned...

Scholar reframes Western history away from Europe to the hot bed of the Mediterranean - A & S Magazine

June 20, 2022

A new book by a religious studies professor and CAS affiliate explores the West’s origins in the ambiguities, intersections and nuances of the Mediterranean. European history has long been written in the tales of kings. Together with two colleagues, a University of Colorado Boulder professor wants to reframe that narrative...

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