Events List

Here is a list of all the upcoming Speaker Series events, Brown Bag events, and non-CAS events:

  • [Non-CAS Event] The Center for China – U.S. Cooperation will host Dr. Michael Pillsbury at our Jackson/Ho China Forum on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  He will speak on “China’s Grand Strategy:  the Known and Unknown.”

    Dr. Pillsbury is a Pentagon Consultant and the Director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, Washington D.C. Prior to this, he was the Assistant...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] Ariana Maki will discuss the upcoming exhibition at the CU Art Museum, Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art. In 2006, the CU Art Museum (CUAM) exhibited Waves on the Turquoise Lake, the world’s first museum show dedicated to contemporary Tibetan art, a field that emerged only in the late 1990s. Since then, contemporary art from the Himalayas has become...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] China is currently experiencing the most rapid urbanization of any place in history, with plans to relocate 250 million rural villagers into cities over the next two decades. New cities are popping up, seemingly overnight, and rural people are adjusting to a whole new way of life as they move from farmhouses into high-rise apartments and face a life no longer lived off...

  • [Non-CAS Event] The Japanese Program of Asian Languages and Civilizations is hosting a Japanese Calligraphy Workshop on Friday, February 13 from 3:00-5:00 PM in HUMN 250.  Please see the flyer below for more information.

    This event is free and open to the public.


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  • [Non-CAS Event] What happens when an anthropologist with deep commitments to ethnography in local communities finds her subjects caricatured and catapulted to the center of popular media attention? Can ethnography unsettle the political common sense? In this lecture, anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod will reflect on the passionate and polarized after-life of her attempt to intervene in debates...

  • [Non-CAS Event] The CU Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening reception of Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, on Friday, February 13, 2015. The reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on display from February 14 until May 9, 2015.

    Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art explores the tensions between an ancient culture's unbroken...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] This event will feature traditional Korean music and dance by Lee Mi Sook Dance Company of South Korea. Hosted by National Unification Advisory Council Denver Chapter, sponsored by the Korea Foundation and collaborated by CKA, KSODA CSKA and Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder.

  • [Non-CAS Event] Michael Pilsbury, Pentagon Consultant and the Director of the Center on Chinese Strategy at the Hudson Institute, Washington DC, was the Assistant Under-Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning during the Reagan administration and Special Assistant for Asian Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under President George H. W. Bush. He served on the staff of four U.S...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Erika Lee, Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History and Director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, will present her work on a new (and vast) history of Asian immigration to the U.S.

  • [CAS Event] Open to all majors, Career Tracks in Asian Studies will introduce you to professionals with Asian expertise who work in international business and in organizations that build local connections with Asia. Come learn how you can apply your Asian interests in a global career!

    Jan Goerzen is the Event and Communications Coordinator at WorldDenver, a non-...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Tsherin Sherpa, whose artwork will be on view at the CU Art Museum Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art exhibition, will visit CU on Tuesday, February 24 for to give a public lecture.

    Born in 1968 in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tsherin Sherpa studied traditional Tibetan painting methods from the age of 12 under his father, Master Urgen Dorje, a renowned thangka artist...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Born in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tsherin Sherpa studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting from age 12, with a short foray to Taiwan to study Mandarin and Computer Science in his 20's. After his return to Nepal and subsequent move to the US in 1998, Tsherin continued working and teaching as a thangka artist, but in recent years has explored the detachment experience caused by the...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] In this talk, Loriliai Biernacki, Associate Professor in Religious Studies, will address the idea of wonder in medieval Indian Tantra. For the West, the notion of wonder early in the tradition bifurcates into two somewhat divergent conceptions. For Socrates and Plato wonder is the beginning of philosophy, and beckons to an openness, an indeterminacy that stops the...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] The annual CUBASGA conference is a two-day event (Feb 27-28) that brings together graduate students from Boulder and other schools to share graduate-level research on various aspects of East Asian Civilizations. Two key note speakers, Professor Ding Xiang Warner from Cornell and Professor Michael Emmerich from UCLA, will be present through all panels.

    CUBASGA is...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] The annual CUBASGA conference is a two-day event (Feb 27-28) that brings together graduate students from Boulder and other schools to share graduate-level research on various aspects of East Asian Civilizations. Two key note speakers, Professor Ding Xiang Warner from Cornell and Professor Michael Emmerich from UCLA, will be present through all panels.

    CUBASGA is...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] Kenneth Chan of the University of Northern Colorado will present on Hong Kong director Stephen Fun's two-part 3D martial arts extravaganza, Tai Chi Zero and Tai Chi Hero. These kung fu flicks would have been unremarkable as Hong Kong entries to the genre if not for the fact that the director has amalgamated, rather creatively, the martial arts film with...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, in conjunction with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, is presently planning a conference on transnationalism, with a particular focus on East Asian texts in a transnational context. A collaborative effort between faculty and graduate students, this...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, in conjunction with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, is presently planning a conference on transnationalism, with a particular focus on East Asian texts in a transnational context. A collaborative effort between faculty and graduate students, this...

  • [Non-CAS Event] Dr. Johns' illustrated talk will introduce and explore the work of Kenjiro Nomura, Kamekichi Tokita and Takuichi Fujii, well established modernist painters in the Pacific Northwest prior to World War II. They were forcibly removed along with others of Japanese descent, to the Minidoka Relocation Center in Idaho. Each left a record of his experience but until recently, their...

  • [CAS Luncheon Series] Rachel Fleming, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Anthropology, will present her research on working women in Bangalore. In the past three generations and especially since economic liberalization in the 1990s, the southern Indian city of Bangalore has become a global information technology center. As more women join this workforce, they are challenging established...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] In this lecture, Dr. Joesph Alter, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh, presents an answer to the question of why the practice of yoga postures (asana) and breaking exercises (pranayama) came to be understood within the framework of Nature Cure in modern India, as institutionalized in the Central Council for Research on Yoga and Naturopathy. The...

  • [CAS Speaker Series] 4th Annual CAS Symposium. Time TBA. Please check back later for more details. 

  • [Non-CAS Event] Anonymous: Contemporary Tibetan Art, a CU Art Museum exhibition on display from February 14 until May 9, 2015, explores the tensions between an ancient culture's unbroken artistic tradition and the personality-driven contemporary art world. Historically, Himalayan works of art were used to support the transmission of Buddhism and rarely attributed to the individual...