As the end of the semester draws near, we would like to share with you several highlights of our Fall Art of Letters and Art of Light events, the first two parts of BUCSA’s 2017-2018 annual theme, Asia’s Cultural Heritage. Art of Letters In September and October, four major events took place to celebrate The Art of Letters: The semester began with the Comparative Persianate Aesthetics Symposium (Boston University, September 28-29, 2017) organized by Emine Fetvaci and Sunil Sharma. The conference focused on the changing relationship among literary and historical texts and paintings and Persian cosmopolitan models from the 16th through 18th centuries, and... More
On November 16, 2017, Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA), along with ASIABU and Hindi-Urdu Program organized a successful event, celebrating Diwali and the Art of Light in Asia. The celebrations took place at Pardee School of Global Studies (121 Bay State Road), lasting for over three hours as we enjoyed a selection of Chinese and Indian food, were surrounded by an incredible arrangement of paper lanterns and candles, and watched a variety of Boston University performances that lasted throughout the night. Highlights included performances by Balinese Shadow Theatre, Zhaohua Chinese Culture Club, Verge Dance Company, Bhangra, SUNO and KhaTarnaK. For access to full... More
From the Director Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese literary critic, writer, democracy activist and laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, died in custody on July 13, 2017. Jailed many times by the Chinese government, he had been accused of having “undermined state security” through his writings, speeches, and activity. He advocated peaceful dialogue and social change. He was a key figure in developing the Charta 08, an effort to mobilize civil society in China to advocate respect for “universal values shared by all mankind” including human rights, equality, freedom, democracy, and the rule of law. As Liu Xiaobo was barred from... More
Congratulations to Amber Navarre, who is this year's winner of the CAS Gerald and Deanne Gitner Family Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology. For more information, read the full article here.
Read about our Spring 2017 Reception here.