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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Shodo Workshop with Mamiko Ikeda

[Non-CAS Event] The Japan American Society of Colorado is thrilled to have their own Mamiko Ikeda lead JASC members and friends in Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) Workshop this summer.

Two Saturdays – August 22 and August 29 from 9:00am until 12:30pm at Sakura Square.

Day 1:  You will learn basic Japanese calligraphy strokes, write your name in Japanese and practice some Kanji or Kana words in Kaisho or square style.

Day 2:  You will practice more Kanji or Kana words, learn semi-cursive brush strokes and explore free style brush movements.

Shodo Workshop with Mamiko Ikeda

[Non-CAS Event] The Japan American Society of Colorado is thrilled to have their own Mamiko Ikeda lead JASC members and friends in Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) Workshop this summer.

Two Saturdays – August 22 and August 29 from 9:00am until 12:30pm at Sakura Square.

Day 1:  You will learn basic Japanese calligraphy strokes, write your name in Japanese and practice some Kanji or Kana words in Kaisho or square style.

Day 2:  You will practice more Kanji or Kana words, learn semi-cursive brush strokes and explore free style brush movements.

Focus on the Lotus and Other Plants in Asian Art with Dr. Kathy Keeler

[Non-CAS Event] Join Dr. Kathy Keeler, Professor Emerita University Of Nebraska, School of Biological Sciences, aka The Wandering Botanist, in an exploration of flowers found in Asian art. This lecture and tour of the Asian galleries will touch on identification and meaning found in the lotus and other important plants in Asian art in conjunction with the museum-wide flower exhibition.

A world traveler and author of several books on plants from the Amazon to Colorado, Dr. Keeler is a font of information of things that bloom.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

[Non-CAS Event] The 15th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is coming up on July 18-19, 2015. The festival features Dragon Boat Races, food vendors, and performances.

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival

[Non-CAS Event] The 15th Annual Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is coming up on July 18-19, 2015. The festival features Dragon Boat Races, food vendors, and performances.

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"

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