Events

"Mediating Asia": 2015 CAS Annual Symposium
April 17, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
Center for British and Irish Studies, 5th Floor, Norlin Library, CU-Boulder
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This year, we have been exploring the idea of "Mediating Asia." A great deal of our current knowledge about Asia comes to us via traditional media channels (such as print & broadcast journalism, feature films, and documentaries) and, increasingly, via less formal online channels such as blogs and social media networking sites. While Asian scholars based outside of Asia have, for some time, been engaged in critical readings of these ‘mediated’ representations of Asia, the rapid rise of Asian media industries within Asia has resulted in more diffuse representations of Asia than ever before. With ‘Mediating Asia’, the Center for Asian Studies seeks to explore the implications of these increasingly diffuse, multi-mediated representations of Asia. We take a broad definition of media to include not only print, broadcast, film, and internet formats, but also arts and literature, insofar as they might also be viewed as representations of Asia. How does Asia represent itself through Asian media? How is the idea of ‘Asia’ as a coherent identity reimagined and represented through Asian media? What sorts of tensions, dialogues, contradictions, and collaborations exist between Asian and non-Asian media? In what ways do Asian media ‘respond’ to non-Asian representations of Asia? How are different Asian peoples, places, or histories imagined, marketed, consumed through new Asian media channels?
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Join us for our fourth annual symposium entitled ‘Mediating Asia’ on April 17, 2015. The rapid rise of Asian-based media industries raises important The Jakarta Post, and Melissa Chan of Al Jazeera America, as well as panel discussions with more than 10 scholars and journalists from CU and beyond. Topics of discussion will include “media and environmental politics,” “authoritarian states, nationalism, and the unruly media,” and “identity, culture, and branding” in the Asian context.
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For more information about the Spring 2015 "Mediating Asia" Symposium, including a full list of presentations, please visit http://cas.colorado.edu/events/mediating-asia-2015-cas-annual-symposium.
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Climbing Everest: The Adventure and Scare of a Lifetime

[Non-CAS Event] High-altitude climber and author Jim Davidson was intending to climb Mount Everest in April. While he was on the mountain, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Everest and surrounding Nepal. Davidson will share stories, pictures and videos of his ordeal. From his Everest experience, and other invigorating expeditions, he will distill key lessons and tips for you to pursue your adventure of a lifetime.

Union with the Divine: The Art History of Yoga

[Non-CAS Event] This day-long event will feature a lecture on the art history of yoga, Indian art history tours, and yoga practice.

Asian Art Association Members: $15; All others: $25

Space is limited. To place a reservation, please visit https://tickets.denverartmuseum.org (search by talk title or speaker name), or call 720-913-0130

Questions and Information, call 720-913-0040, or email blittle@denverartmuseum.org.

Young Professionals Event: Networking with YPs from Kyrgyzstan

[Non-CAS Event] Connect with visiting emerging leaders from Krygystan, participants of an Open World program, "Accountable Governance for Alternative Energy Sources: Water & Hydropower"

From Iran to Pakistan to North Korea: Nuclear Weapons are Back

[Non-CAS Event] Former Ambassador-at-Large and Special Envoy for the U.S. Department of State, Ret. Dean of School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

5:30 pm - 7:15 pm (Networking Reception and Talk & Q+A)
Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204
Co-Sponsored by Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver

Forecasting China's Rise

[Non-CAS Event] Some say that China will not rise to be a great power and peer of the U.S. for decades. Professor Adams will argue that China rose to great power status this spring and offer predictions about how international relations and international security will change now that we are back to bipolarity.

Is it Possible to Get Along with China?

[Non-CAS Event] As both an increasing number of issues divide an increasing more prosperous and powerful China, the U.S. confronts the challenge of 'getting along' ‎ with this rising and very dynamic nation. What are our prospects for succeeding in this endeavor?

Is it Possible to Get Along with China?

[Non-CAS Event] As both an increasing number of issues divide an increasing more prosperous and powerful China, the U.S. confronts the challenge of 'getting along' ‎ with this rising and very dynamic nation. What are our prospects for succeeding in this endeavor?

Reconstructing the All-Knowing Buddha

[Non-CAS Event] Karl Debreczeny, Senior Curator at the Rubin Museum of Art, will lead the audience through the process of "reading" a manuscript obtained in 1923 in Eastern Mongolia by a Belgian missionary.  The most unusual part of this fifty-four painting album is its subject matter: Tibetan Buddhist meditation and ritual-normally passed on only by oral narrative.  Beyond the subject matter, subtle internal visual clues allow the reader to ascertain the date, location, and art tradition, as well as for whom it was probably made.

Doors open at 11:30 am.

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