Small Hydropower and the Low-carbon Frontier in China with Tyler Harlan

April 16, 2018

Sustainability scholars typically talk about the ‘greening’ of development as a process of low-carbon transition, which entails the eventual replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy. I argue that it is also a process of low-carbon extraction, which subjects resource frontiers to land and water enclosures and economic volatility associated...

Asian Studies Research Forum for Undergraduates

April 11, 2018

CU Boulder faculty members Mike Dwyer (Instuctor, Dept. of Geography), Katherine Alexander (Assistant Professor of Chinese), and Adam Lisbon (Japanese and Korean Studies Librarian) discuss how they identify subjects for study and how they approach their research.

Engaging International Students through CLAC

April 10, 2018

Increased international student enrollments on U.S. campuses over the last decade challenge faculty, staff, and administrators to think about strategies for developing welcoming environments for this diverse population. A logical place to begin thinking about international student well-being and academic success is to consider how to leverage students' language and...

Dolpo, The Hidden Land with Dorje Dolma

Feb. 26, 2018

Dorje Dolma talks about her new book Yak Girl: Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal ! Dorje Dolma was born in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal, high in the mountains bordering Tibet. She was the oldest of eleven children, only six of whom survived the harsh...

The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China with Madeleine O'Dea

Nov. 1, 2017

Madeleine O'Dea talks about her new book, The Phoenix Years. The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface―the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom...

Progress and Prosperity: A Lecture by Daan Roggeveen

Oct. 25, 2017

On October 9, 2017, Daan Roggeveen, renowned architect and partner at MORE Architecture, delivered a lecture on Chinese urban development and architecture at CU Boulder. The Chinese metropolis has developed into the world’s most successful urban scheme. Combining bottom-up energy with top-down force, it pushes cities and their inhabitants towards...

Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC): An Effective Approach to Globalizing the Curriculum

Oct. 18, 2017

CLAC is a program designed to enrich coursework by affording students the opportunity to study texts and materials in languages other than English, which they typically can’t do in standard content courses due to unavoidable limitations in these settings. The program provides students with opportunities to explore their Asian language...

Tibetan Sacred Landscapes: It's Magical Creatures and Where to Find Them with Dr. Charles Ramble

Sept. 13, 2017

The term ‘sacred landscape’ refers to the natural environment when it is perceived and represented as a supernatural place. The phenomenon appears all over the world, in at least as many forms are there are religious beliefs to generate it. In the case of Tibet, the richness and complexity of...

Mosquito Relish Diplomacy with Hjorleifur Jonsson

April 6, 2017

In this talk, anthropologist Hjorleifur Jonsson asks how ethnic minorities navigate being in a zone claimed by three states: Thailand, Laos and China. Using ethnographic and archival evidence, Jonsson challenges the appealing but simple argument that upland Southeast Asia is a "zone of refuge" from the inequity and oppression of...

Displaced and Stateless People in Asia with Abdul Malik Mujahid and Catherine Allerton

March 9, 2017

In this talk, Catherine Allerton (Lecturer, Anthropology, London School of Economics) examines the unique experiences of children (aged 8-18) who have been ‘born across borders’ to Indonesian and Filipino migrant parents in Sabah, East Malaysia. Such children are mostly undocumented and are considered at risk of statelessness. They are excluded...