Author: Michael J Carroll

Godzilla in Japan and the World and Raising Funds for Japan

On Thursday, April 21, 2011, over 130 Asian Studies faculty, film enthusiasts, and students gathered at the Colloquium Room of the BU Photonics Center for a truly unique film viewing of the 1954 Japanese classic Gojira (known in the United States as Godzilla). The event took place just over a month after the earthquake in […]

Eugenio Menegon wins Joseph Levenson Prize in Chinese Studies

On April 1, 2011, at the 70th anniversary joint meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and of the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) in Honolulu (Hawai’i), Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boston University, received the 2011 Joseph Levenson Book Prize in Pre-1900 Category for his monograph Ancestors, […]

“Idea of Asia” Discussed at Pardee House Seminar

On Monday, February 14, 2011, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future held a lunch seminar on ‘What is Asia?’. Part of the ‘Pardee House Seminars’ series, the event featured Prof. David Eckel (BU Religion), Prof. Robert Hefner (BU Anthropology) and Prof. Eugenio Menegon (BU History), and was moderated by Prof. Adil Najam, Director […]

BU Awarded Korea Foundation Grant

Boston University has been awarded a grant from the Korea Foundation to support the establishment of a new professorship in Korean and Comparative Literature. The position will be a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, and a search is currently underway for a scholar and teacher to begin at […]

First Occasional Paper on Asia Released

The Boston University Center for the Study of Asia is please to announce that it has launched its first publication, titled Occasional Papers on Asia.  This series will highlight a wide range of topics and issues in relation to Asian Studies and will feature the research of BUCSA’s faculty and fellows. The first of these […]

Pollack Discusses China and North Korea Relationship

On February 7, 2010, BUCSA invited Jonathan D. Pollack, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution to speak on the current and historic relationship between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. China’s relationship with North Korea (and its presumed influence […]

BUCSA Hosts Symposium on Chinese Naval Expansion

Significant attention has been paid to U.S.-China relations, particularly in the wake of a recent visit to the United States by Chinese President Hu Jintao.  In particular, there has been much discussion about the growth of China’s military power.  But, what effect will this growth have on East Asia and the greater Pacific? On November […]

BUCSA Launches New Web Site

The Boston University Center for the Study of Asia is pleased to announce that it has updated its web site to the WordPress format.  This upgrade will dramatically improve the navigability of our site content and feature a greater amount of multimedia content. Keep checking back over the next few weeks for additional changes and […]