Ms. Xiaojing Miao’s recent Asia-related dissertation

July 15, 2019

Ms. Xiaojing Miao took her Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature, from the Dept. of Asian Languages and Civilizations, in May 2019. Her dissertation, titled "Beyond the Lyric: Expanding the Landscape of Early and High Tang Literature (618-766)," offers an alternative history of the first century and a half of Tang-dynasty...

Kazunori Takato Receives Award

June 20, 2019

At a very memorable CU “Snow-mencement” ceremony on May 9, Mr. Kazunori Takato was recognized for his service to the University, when he was awarded a University Medal, CU’s most prestigious alumni award. In just over 45 years since he graduated from CU, Mr. Takato has proven to be a...

Michelle Cho's Talk on K-Pop Lends Insight into New Forms of Fan Interaction

June 17, 2019

On April 19, 2019, CAS co-sponsored a talk by Michelle Cho, Assistant Professor of East Asian Popular Culture at the University of Toronto. K-pop proved to be a popular subject, drawing an audience of close to 80 students, faculty and staff. In her talk, Professor Cho investigated the interplay between...

Taiwan's National Central Library Donates Books to CU Boulder Libraries

May 13, 2019

At the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference in Denver on Friday, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries accepted a sizable donation from the Center for Chinese Studies of Taiwan’s National Central Library, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, and the National Taiwan University Press. See the full...

The Rhythm and Flow of Nature: Artists from Japan Shared the Spirit of Ancient Jōmon Pottery with Boulder

May 6, 2019

Jōmon pottery sheds light on the mystery of prehistoric Japan. Literally meaning cord-marking pottery, this is the most ancient type of pottery in Japan which dates from 14,500 to 300 BCE. Jōmon people (Neolithic hunter-gatherers) created pottery for a wide variety of uses, decorated with abstract and symbolic forms, embodying...

Event Thursday: The Cosmo-logics of K-pop: Media Intimacies and Populist Soft Power

April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18 at 5pm HUMN 135 A Talk with Michelle Cho Discussant: Erin Espelie Much of the rising transnational popularity of K-pop today has been correlated to the growth of its digital distribution and consumption. Over and above its status as a genre of music, K-pop is a media...

CAS Event: Lecture on The Last days of the Mighty Mekong

April 15, 2019

Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30pm CASE room E422 above Euclid Car Park Last Days of the Mighty Mekong Brian Eyler Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong river runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to...

Event Recap: Center for Asian Studies Roundtable on Xinjiang: Perspectives from the field on China’s mass incarceration of Turkic Muslims

April 8, 2019

On March 21st CAS hosted a roundtable on the current imprisonment of Uyghurs and other Turkic minorities in China’s Xinjiang Uyghurs Autonomous Region. The roundtable featured five speakers, all major scholars of Xinjiang. Rian Thum , a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham and author of The Sacred...

CAS Event: Roundtable on Xinjiang: Perspectives from the Field on China’s Mass Incarceration of Turkic Muslims

March 4, 2019

CAS Event Thursday, March 21 at 11:00-1:00 Center for Community Flatirons Room, CU Boulder The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is engaged in the mass detention of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, the “autonomous region” in northwestern China which is home to several Turkic groups. It...

Donald Keene, Famed Translator of Japanese Literature who first learned Japanese during World War II at the US Navy Japanese Language School, which was located at CU, Dies at 96

Feb. 25, 2019

Donald Keene, whose translations of Japanese literature into English and prodigious academic output helped define the study of the subject and made him a celebrity in Japan, died on Sunday in Tokyo. He was 96. The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University confirmed his death. He had...

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