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The Ends of Kinship | Discussion with Sienna Craig | Thursday, Feb 18th at 4pm MST

Feb. 3, 2021

Join us as Sienna Craig , Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, discusses her new book, The Ends of Kinship: Connecting Himalayan Lives between Nepal and New York, in conversation with Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Carole McGranahan . Thursday, February 18 at 4pm MST Zoom Registration How does kinship...


Emily Yeh on "Shielding the Mountains," Environmentalism in Tibet | Feb 3 at 3:30pm MST

Jan. 31, 2021

On February 3, Wednesday at 3:30pm MT , Dr. Emily Yeh will show and discuss her film Shielding the Mountains as part of the CU Environmental Studies Spring 2021 Colloquium Series. Please register for the Zoom link here: In the late 1990s, transnational conservation organizations working in China began...

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History and Future of Tibet's First Khenmos | October 27th at 6pm MDT

Oct. 6, 2020

The History and Future of Tibet’s First Khenmos (Scholar-Nuns) Jue Liang & Andrew S. Taylor in Conversation with Padma 'tsho * Tuesday, October 27 at 6pm MDT via Zoom, Pre-Register below to receive the link! * In 1997, the first cohort of women to receive the highest degree in Buddhist...

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The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier | October 7 at 5 pm MDT

Sept. 18, 2020

Please join us for a virtual talk The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier: Rebellion, Repression, and Remembrance on a Tibetan Borderland of Early-Maoist China by Benno Weiner on October 7, Wednesday, at 5 pm MDT . Pre-register at When in 1949 the Chinese Communist Party “liberated” the ethnocultural...


Film Screening of Dalai Lama: Scientist | March 11 at 7pm in Humanities 135

Feb. 7, 2020

Please join us for a film screening of Dalai Lama: Scientist on March 11, Wednesday, at 7pm in Humanities 135 . The event is hosted by the Tibet Himalaya Initiative and the Tibetan Association of Colorado . The event poster can be accessed here . "Eighty five years ago, a...


Kenneth Bauer on "Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography" | Nov 15th at 3:30pm

Oct. 24, 2019

Please join us for a Geography colloquium with Dr. Kenneth Bauer on November 15, Friday, at 3:30pm in Guggenheim 205 . The title of his talk is Charting the Outlines of a Tibetan Cartography. Abstract Drawing upon fieldwork in western Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region, and the eastern Tibetan Plateau...


Screening "Tharlo" and Q&A with Tsemdo Thar | Sept 28 at 7pm in GUGG 205

Sept. 21, 2019

Please join us for a film screening of Tharlo, a film by the acclaimed filmmaker Pema Tseden. The screening will take place at 7pm on Saturday, September 28 in Guggenheim 205. The film will be followed by Q&A with Tsemdo Thar , photographer and filmmaker. He is a core member...


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...