Colorado Author Series: Buddhist Love Poetry from India and Tibet at JLF on September 21st

Sept. 20, 2019

Andrew Schelling, and Holly Gayley, introduced by Jules Levinson Presented by the Center for Asian Studies September 21, 2019 | 11:30am - 12:30pm | STEPS, Boulder Public Library Buddhist love poetry sounds like an oxymoron in a tradition founded on renunciation. Yet rare testimonials of passion and love exist, spanning...

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"Rebels and Reform" Photo Showcase - Opening and Panel on Myanmar, Monday, March 18th

March 10, 2019

Curated by visual artist Ryan Libre, "Rebels and Reform" showcases over 50 photographers from Burma/Myanmar. It is showing from March 8 to 21st in the Visual Arts Complex (VAC) Gallery (lower level) on the CU Boulder campus. The opening is scheduled for March 18th at 5pm, followed by a panel...

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Colloquium with Michael Jerryson on "Justifying Violence in a Buddhist World" at 2pm on Tuesday, March 19th

Feb. 19, 2019

Please join us for a colloquium with Michael Jerryson, a leading theorist on religion and violence and specialist in historical understandings and contemporary examples of Buddhist violence in Southeast Asia. The colloquium will take place at 2pm on Tuesday, March 19th in E422 in the new CASE building on the...

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Sonam Kinga to give lecture on "Bhutan's Democratic Transition" on Wednesday, March 20th at 5pm

Feb. 17, 2019

Dr. Sonam Kinga will be presenting a lecture on "Political Contests & Moral Battles: A Perspective on Bhutan's Democratic Transition" on Wednesday, March 20th at 5pm in the British Studies Library, 5th floor of Norlin Library. The Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is a decade into its transition to democracy. As...

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Lama Jabb to deliver keynote lecture, "An Act of Bardo: Translating Tibetan Poetry," 11am on Saturday, October 6th, Norlin Library

Aug. 20, 2018

Lama Jabb (Oxford University) will deliver the keynote lecture for the Lotsawa Translation Workshop on “An Act of Bardo: Translating Tibetan Poetry” at 11am on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in the British Studies Room, 5 th Floor of Norlin Library on the CU Boulder campus. The lecture explores how the...

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Lotsawa Translation Workshop, October 5-8, 2018 - Applications Now Open

March 19, 2018

We are please to announce the first Lotsawa Translation Workshop, scheduled for October 5-8th at the University of Colorado Boulder, with the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation. The workshop offers the opportunity for translators and scholars at various stages in their careers to work together on translation in a...


Andrew Grant to speak on Tibetan place-making in the contemporary Chinese City, March 22 at 12:30pm

Feb. 26, 2018

Beyond Resistance: Tibetans and ethnic minority place-making in the contemporary Chinese City As part of China’s continued transformation into an urban society, the contemporary Tibetan Plateau is becoming increasingly urbanized. This poses difficulties for Tibetans who face futures in cities that are overwhelmingly Han Chinese in terms of language, legal...


Lecture by Gerald Roche: 'New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity', March 21 at 3pm

Feb. 26, 2018

New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity Research on Tibet’s linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibet’s rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide...


Tenzin Dickie, 'Tibetan Stories: Writing From Exile' March 19 at 4:30pm

Feb. 26, 2018

Tenzin Dickie is a poet, writer and translator. Her work has appeared in Cultural Anthropology, The Washington Post online, Words Without Borders and Modern Poetry in Translation , among other places, and are forthcoming in The Tibet Reader by Duke University Press and Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians from...

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Andrew Grant to speak on Ethnopolitics and the Chinese City, March 16 at 3:30pm

Feb. 26, 2018

Ethnopolitics and the Chinese City: Urbanizing Tibetans during the era of Commodity Housing This talk explores how China's urbanization program is recasting the politics of place in the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau, Xining. Urban development discourse and practice is transforming increasing numbers of China’s ethnic population into de-ethnicized...