CAS Event Wednesday: The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

Oct. 5, 2020

The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: Rebellion, Repression, and Remembrance on a Tibetan Borderland of Early-Maoist China CAS Event Part of the Tibet Himalaya Initiative Wednesday, October 7 at 5pm MDT Register for the ZOOM Webinar here When in 1949 the Chinese Communist Party “liberated” the ethnocultural frontier region...

CU Boulder to develop a new undergraduate certificate program in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

Sept. 28, 2020

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive a Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the US Department of Education for the next two years. Entitled “Creating a Certificate Program in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies,” this grant will allow...

Past Visiting Scholar Alton Byers Interviewed in a New Podcast

Aug. 31, 2020

New York University/Abu Dhabi is in the process of creating a new graduate level course titled "Geopolitics and ecology of Himalayan Water," and interviewed Byers in for a podcast on the topic of "A guide to GLOFs and their implications"

Longtime supporter of CAS, Sam (Selma K.) Sonntag’s co-editeds The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

Nov. 7, 2019

Sam (Selma K.) Sonntag’s co-edited volume on The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya was recently published by Open Book Publishers. The five in-depth chapters cover language politics in Tibet (China), Assam (India), and Nepal, with a comprehensive introduction by Sonntag and concluding chapter by her co-editor, Mark Turin...

2019 Summer Tibetan Language Intensive

June 3, 2019

Study Tibetan with Sarah Harding, Jules Levinson, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen, other skilled instructors, and native Tibetan speakers in an intensive two-week course this summer. When: August 12-23, 2019 Where: The University of Colorado, Boulder This intensive two-week seminar will immerse students in the Tibetan language by combining methods to...

The World’s Most Valuable Parasite Is in Trouble

Jan. 31, 2019

Emily Yeh, a CU Boulder professor associated with the Center for Asian Studies and the Tibet-Himalaya Initiative disusses some of the implications of the disappearance of the fungus in an article in The Atlantic. “Its role in contemporary Tibetan lives and livelihoods is really very difficult to overstate,” says Emily...

Japan and Tibet-Related Displays at Norlin Library

June 20, 2016

Adam Lisbon, Japanese Studies Librarian, curated Japan and Disaster: 1670-1995 , a small exhibition of items relating to major natural disasters in Japan over the past 325 years. Japan is prone to frequent earthquakes because the island nation sits atop four tectonic plates. They had no less than seven earthquakes...

Artist Lectures During Tibetan Arts Week Offer Glimpse into Tibetan Culture and Craft

June 13, 2016

From April 4 to 10, 2016 the Tibet Himalaya Initiative (THI) hosted renowned Tibetan artists Gonkar Gyatso and Dorje Tsering Chenaktsang (Jangbu) for Tibetan Arts Week. Coinciding with the Conference on World Affairs, Tibetan Arts Week gathered students, faculty, and supporters of THI from CU, Naropa University, and the Boulder...

John Osburg to Present at the Last CAS Event of the Semester!

April 21, 2016

CAS is pleased to partner with the Department of Geography and the Tibet Himalaya Initiative to invite John Osburg from the University of Rochester to present on "Business and Belief among Han Chinese Practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism in the People's Republic of China." In the context of a perceived spiritual...

Tibetan Artist Gonkar Gyatso to Visit CU Next Week for Tibetan Arts Week!

March 30, 2016

Widely considered the father of cotemporary Tibetan art, Gonkar Gyatso was one of a number of young Tibetans seeking new vehicles for creative expression and co-founded the Sweet Tea House artists’ collective in Lhasa in in 1984. Later he left Tibet first for the exile community in Dharamsala and then...