CAS Spring 2021 Newsletter Highlights 2020 News

May 10, 2021

Recently, our Spring 2021 Newsletter was published. It features a variety of articles with updates about faculty, students and alumni, as well as messages from Tim Oakes, our Faculty director and the Advisory council. We hope you enjoy the summary of what we have been up to over the last...

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

May 6, 2021

The Center for Asian Studies wants to wish a warm congratulations to our graduating seniors, and to all the students who are graduating this year! We recognize this has been an especially trying and strange year to finish your college career, but we feel confident you are prepared to find...

The Political Crisis in Myanmar: Panel Discussion with Emerging Myanmar Scholars

May 3, 2021

On February 24 th , CAS partnered with Aruna Global South to co-host the panel discussion “The Political Crisis in Myanmar: Nuanced Perspectives on the Nation’s Past, Present, and Future.” The panel featured four emerging scholars with with indigenous and heritage ties to Myanmar: Than Toe Aung (MA student, Central...

Event next Wednesday: PocoDisco: On the Politics of Postcolonial Sonic Space Making

April 29, 2021

Wednesday, May 5 at 4:30pm MDT Register for the ZOOM Meeting here Part of the Sound and Noise in Asia Speaker Series. In this paper I trace a lineage of conditions generalizable as “racial melancholia” (including “diasporic melancholia” and “postcolonial melancholia”) in order to focus on the relationship between melancholia...

A Decade of Fukushima: Scholars discuss the implications of the Fukushima disaster for how we live in the nuclear age

April 26, 2021

On March 18 th and 19 th , the Center for Asian Studies hosted an international group of scholars for the workshop A Decade of Fukushima: Socio-Technical Perspectives on Surviving the Nuclear Age in Japan . Professor Hirokazu Miyazaki of Northwestern University launched the workshop on Thursday evening with his...

CAS Event Friday: New Approaches to East Asian Environmental History

April 20, 2021

Friday, April 23 at 12pm MDT Join via Zoom Recent years have seen a remarkable fluorescence of environmental history scholarship on East Asia, and this panel discussion will explore that scholarship with three recent authors in the field, all of whose books have appeared in the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series...

Asian reflections on trauma and healing: Weapons and Children (1954) by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab translated by Professor Levi Thompson

April 12, 2021

Professor Levi Thompson offers a translation of the poem Weapons and Children . Weapons and Children (1954) by Badr Shakir al-Sayyab The Iraqi poet Badr Shakir al-Sayyab (d. 1964) published this poem in a chapbook in 1954 after originally composing it in 1953. 1953 was a tumultuous year in Sayyab’s...

Event Wednesday - Global Counterhistories of Cambodian Cassette Culture

April 5, 2021

Wednesday, April 7 at 4:30pm MDT Register for the ZOOM Meeting here Part of the Sound and Noise in Asia Speaker Series. In this talk, I trace the contemporary circulation of “golden era” 1960s and 1970s Cambodian popular music recordings as a global media archeology. I seek to contextualize and...

Check out these Asia-related courses being offered in the Fall!

March 30, 2021

There are several new courses in Tibetan language and civilization, as well as many other Asia-related courses being offered in the Fall! ASIA 2000: Gateway to Asian Studies T/Th 9:35-10:50 am Remote/Online Introduces the main themes and intellectual approaches of Asian Studies from a transdisciplinary perspective. Emphasis is on the...

Asian reflections on trauma and healing: Professor Aun Hasan Ali Offers a Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives Monday

March 24, 2021

In 1952, the great Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz (d. 1984) published a collection of poetry titled Dast-e Sabaa (The Hand of the Zephyr). This collection included a poem titled “Un Talaba ke Naam” (“For Those Students”) that was dedicated to young Iranian students who lost their lives in the...

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