West Asia & Middle East

Sept. 18, 2012

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CAS Event: The Crane Wife

Sept. 11, 2012

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming event: The Crane Wife is a puppet theatre performance based on the Japanese folk tale of the same name. The show features puppets, actors, shadow theatre, masks, movement, and live music. Inspired by Japanese culture and aesthetic as well...

CAS Event: Syria and the Arab Uprisings

Sept. 11, 2012

CAS is pleased to announce "Syria and the Arab Uprisings," a lecture by Haytham Bahoora , Assistant Professor of Arabic, Asian Languages & Civilizations, CU-Boulder. As violence in Syria continues unabated, the fate of the uprising and the future of the nation remain unclear. What are the characteristics of the...

CAS Associate Director releases new book: "China in and beyond the Headlines"

Sept. 11, 2012

We are pleased to share information about a new book written by CAS Associate Director and Associate Professor of History Tim Weston. See below for a description of the book. Tim will be holding a book signing event at Boulder Bookstore; more information is available at http://www.boulderbookstore.net/event/timothy-weston-china-and-beyond-headlines . My new...

Upcoming talk: "Community-Based Conservation in Globalizing India"

Aug. 28, 2012

Dr. C Gladwin Joseph, Senior Fellow and former Director of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), will hold a group talk, "Community-Based Conservation in Globalizing India." This informal presentation will provide an overview of India's current conservation and livelihood issues. Dr. Joseph will show illustrations...

Save the Date: 2012 CHINA Town Hall

Aug. 28, 2012

The Center for Asian Studies and the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations are pleased to announce the sixth annual CHINA Town Hall, to take place on Monday, October 29 . CHINA Town Hall is a national day of China-related programming, designed to provide Americans with an opportunity to discuss issues...

Upcoming Workshop: Letters & Epistolary Culture in China

Aug. 28, 2012

CAS is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop, Letters & Epistolary Culture in China, taking place across campus on August 17th and 18th. Epistolary communication, literature, and culture have been crucial elements of Chinese social life for more than two thousand years. This workshop will bring together twenty scholars working...

How I Got a Teaching Job in Thailand - CAS Alumnus Steve Cutillo Shares His Story

Aug. 8, 2012

The Center for Asian Studies prepares its students for life beyond graduation. Recent CAS alumnus Steve Cutillo, who currently teaches at Grace International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand, shares some post-graduate experience and advice: When in college, I was a Chinese major, as I always had a great love of...

Teachers "Re-imagine" Japan at TEA Summer Institute

Aug. 2, 2012

What are the challenges and opportunities facing Japan today? How do Japanese and the world perceive Japan in the context of two "lost decades" and the "triple tragedies" of March 2011? Why do these questions matter to American educators and students? From July 8-13, 20 secondary teachers considered these questions...

The Jai Ho Hindi-Urdu Language Program a Resounding Success

Aug. 1, 2012

The CU Center for Asian Studies, in collaboration with the department of Asian Languages and Civilizations (ALC) and the Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC), successfully concluded its first Hindi-Urdu STARTALK language program. “STARTALK: Jai Ho Hindi-Urdu Student Language Program” was an intensive, five week non-residential program for students entering grades...