Author: Kate Xuehui Li

NEWS: BUCSA Researcher Grant Rhode awarded Taiwan Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Asia congratulates BUCSA Visiting Researcher Grant F. Rhode, who has been awarded a Taiwan Fellowship to research and write on Taiwan’s approach to disputes in the East and South China Seas.  The fellowship will support four months of research in Taiwan from June through October, 2015.  While in Taiwan, Dr. Rhode […]


The Taiwan Fellowship, established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), provides assistance for foreign experts and scholars interested in research related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Financial assistance includes monthly grants paid at the beginning of every month, a round-trip, economy-class […]


  Please join this exciting workshop, the coronation of several meetings of the BU Travel Literature Group, and learn about travel in Asia, the Middle East, the Atlantic world, and the world of literary imagination. WORKSHOP: “ILLUSION AND DISILLUSIONMENT:  TRAVEL WRITERS IN THE MODERN AGE” Thursday MAY 14, 2015 Boston University, School of Theology Building, room […]

NEWS: BUCSA faculty Menegon, Berger, and Siegel win fellowships and prize on Asian Past and Present

BUCSA is delighted to congratulate  three of our affiliated faculty working on Chinese history, Japanese and East Asian international relations, and Indian history for their recent achievements. Professor  Eugenio Menegon (History & BUCSA Director) was awarded two residential fellowships for  academic year 2015-16  (Fall 2015, Member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; […]

OPPORTUNITIES: Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics

FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES in association with All Souls College Start date: 1 January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Oxford is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill the Spalding Professorship of Eastern Religions and Ethics. The Spalding Professorship is one of the most prestigious international academic positions concerned with the […]

NEWS: BUCSA Welcomes New Director and Board Members

BUCSA announces that Prof. Catherine V. Yeh, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed the new Director of the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA). Elections were also held for its executive board, and BUCSA welcomes its four new executive board members: Prof. William Grimes (Pardee School of Global […]

NEWS: ASIABU student group wins Mindy Stroh Award

BUCSA is proud to announce that the Asian Studies Initiative at Boston University (ASIABU) was awarded the Mindy Stroh Excellence in Collaborative Programming Award during an Oscar-style ceremony attended by 350 students, advisors, and faculty at the BU GSU Metcalf Grand Ballroom. BU’s “Excellence in Student Activities Awards” is a celebration of the engaging events, activities, and experiences created […]

Prof. Grimes Appointed Associate Dean at Pardee School of Global Studies

We congratulate Professor William Grimes, BUCSA founding Director (2008-2010), current member of the BUCSA Executive Board, and Professor of Japanese  and Asian political economy, on his new position as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, with responsibility for the School’s Division of International Studies (DIS) and Academic Affairs.  Bill […]

EVENTS: Producing the Political: Religious Authority and Local Governance

Join us for this  co-sponsored BUCSA-Fairbank Center one-day conference on April 22, organized by Professors Robert Weller (Anthropology and CURA Institute, BU) and Michael Puett (East Asian languages and Civilizations, Harvard).    What are the interactions between ritual practices, religious authorities and political contestations in the production of political authority and the practices of local governance? […]