CAS Event Report: Asian Language Night

May 20, 2013

Asian Language Night 2013 was held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at HUMN 1B50 from 5:30pm to 8pm, followed by a reception at the HUMN lobby from 8pm to 9pm. Language students of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean, from beginning to advanced levels, performed skits, songs, dances and...

CAS Event Report: "Visions and Prophecies in Tibetan Buddhism"

May 16, 2013

The event, “Visions and prophecies in Tibetan Buddhism,” had quite a large and diverse turnout. There were approximately 65-70 people in the audience (the room was Wolf Law 304, which seats only 51 so there were quite a few people standing). Among the audience members were CU faculty, CU graduate...

Congratulations to Leslie Dong, 2013-2014 Recipient of the Boren Award!

May 14, 2013

CAS is pleased to share the news that Leslie Dong, an Asian Studies and International Affairs major at CU, has received the Boren Award, a competitive scholarship for overseas foreign language study. Ms. Dong was the CAS Editorial Intern at Rowman & Littlefield Publishing during the Spring 2013 semester. She...

CAS Event Report: CU Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA) Annual Conference

May 9, 2013

In March, CAS helped sponsor the Asian Studies Graduate Association (CUBASGA)'s annual graduate student conference. The two-day conference featured Prof. Michael Puett of Harvard University and Prof. Sharalyn Orbaugh of the University of British Columbia as keynote speakers as well as presentations by 22 graduate students in Asian Studies from...

Congratulations to our graduates!

May 7, 2013

The Center for Asian Studies would like to congratulate all those graduating this semester, with special attention to our own Asian Studies students! Christopher Wicoff focused on technology in Japan. Mr. Wicoff's thesis, "Hatsune Miku: The Reality of a Fake Pop Star," explores how a Japanese vocal synthesis software suite,...

Schwarzman announces $300 million to support study in China

May 3, 2013

On Sunday, April 21st, in Beijing, the private-equity financier Stephen Schwarzman announced one of the single largest education gifts ever - $300 million - to fund a new study in China initiative. According to The New York Times, the Schwarzman Scholars program will pay all expenses for 200 students each...

Summer 2013 Intensive Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Chinese & Japanese

May 1, 2013

Learn a language this summer! CU Continuing Education is offering intensive language courses in Chinese & Japanese. These courses are offered annually through Continuing Education for regular CU credit and meet daily from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Find out more at .

Center for Asian Studies 2013 Newsletter

April 26, 2013

Each year, the Center for Asian Studies complies a newsletter featuring CU faculty updates, alumni news, student awards and event reports. Our 2013 newsletter includes: an introduction to our new Director, Timothy Oakes; news and updates from our associated faculty in six different departments; and a report from Beijing: Window...

Maymester Linguistics course provides foundation for teaching English abroad

April 26, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder is offering a Maymester course for those interested in gaining credential to teach English abroad. The three-credit course, titled Applied English Language Teaching Techniques, LING 3800, section 570, covers the basics of second language acquisition and English gramma, in addition to dynamic, creative, and interactive...

CAS Event Report: Buddhism To-go

April 24, 2013

Earlier this week, the Center for Asian studies wrapped up its 2012-2013 Brown Bag events with “Buddhism To-go: Creating Mobile Sacred Space Through Smartphone Meditation Apps.” The talk, presented by CAS’ Graduate Research Assistant and CU Religious Studies graduate student Joanna Piacenza, covered digital Buddhism, as framed through a smartphone...