BUCSA Asia Forum, an online dialogue on Asian affairs

an exciting online platform for the presentation and discussion of materials related to Asian culture, politics and society. A growing number of other items are in the works, including interviews and discussions that we plan to upload to the BUCSA website in the coming weeks. Topics range from China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative, public health and the coronavirus crisis in South Asia, the evolving relationship between Iran and China, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Asian-Americans, and many other timely subjects. 

Watch this space for links to these important and engaging discussions, and links
to the recorded versions of past presentations!

Rethinking Kyoto Tourism:

A Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Prough (Valparaiso University)

Discussant: Prof. Alice Tseng (Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University)

April 2, 2020


Asian American Resistance and Creative Clapbacks in the time of Covid-19

with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

April 27, 2020


A Conversation with BU Professor of International Relations Min Ye on her new book

The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China, 1998-2018 (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Hosted by Professor Grant Rhode

US-China Cyber Conflicts: TikTok, WeChat, and Sino-American Relations Today

A Conversation with Min Ye,  Lei Guo, and Jack Weinstein
Moderator: Prof. James Katz (College of Communication, BU)

Thursday, October 8, 2020


Learning from Past Pandemic Governance: Early Response and PPPs in Testing of COVID-19 in South Korea

with June Park (George Washington University)

Thursday, October 20, 2020


China and the Second World War: Family Stories from Boston University

with Willis Wang, Esther Hu, Wen-Hao Tien, and David Li

Wednesday, November 11, 2020


Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration, with Kent Calder

Discussant: Min Ye (Boston University)

Moderator: William Grimes (Boston University)

Friday, December 4, 2020


The Promise and Perils of Chinese Democracy: Hong Kong and Taiwan

With David Zweig (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Margaret Lewis (Seton Hall University)

Discussant: Joseph Fewsmith

Friday, December 11, 2020


Manifest Density : Land Reclamation and Casino Culture in Macau, with Prof. Thomas Daniell, Dept. of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Kyoto University

Asian Cultural Heritage Forum Lecture
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021


In the series Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative:

STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS: US-China Strategic Competition and the BRI
with Prof. Min Ye and discussant Prof.  Joshua Shifrinson (both of the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University)

Friday, February 19, 2021