Category: Events

NEWS: Professor Stephen Turnbull lectures on “The Real Samurai”

Scholar of samurai history Dr. Stephen Turnbull presented a talk on “The Real Samurai: The True Story Behind the Masks” to a packed audience of students and faculty at the Pardee School on January 26, 2016.    Dr. Turnbull wove a fascinating tale of the place of samurai in Japanese traditional society, accompanied by a […]

NEWS: Lyle Goldstein on US-China Rivalry

Continuing the discussion on China-U.S. relations (see Thomas Christensen’s 9/14 talk on his new book, The China Challenge), Professor Lyle Goldstein, U.S. Naval War College, spoke today at the Pardee School on how to avoid further aggravating tensions between the U.S. and China. Professor Goldstein explained the core aspects of his book, Meeting China Halfway, […]

EVENT IN REVIEW: Daily Free Press on ASIABU New Year Celebration (02/26/2015)

On February 26, student organization ASIABU hosted a successful Asian New Year Celebration in Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union. Approximately 300 students attended the celebration to celebrate the Asian New Year and the vibrancy of Asian culture. Along with a variety of entertainment, including performances from BU’s miXx K-Pop Cover Dance Crew, the Gamelankemana Indonesian musical ensemble and from […]

EVENT IN REVIEW: The Crises of Chinese Leadership (02/24/2015)

On February 24, 2015, the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, in collaboration with BUCSA, held one of its most exciting Inaugural Year Pardee Lectures, entitled “Following the Leader: Politics in China.” Introduced by Pardee School’s Dean Adil Najam, the conversation featured three well-known China experts, David. M. Lampton, Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School […]

NEWS: Tian’anmen Square, 25 Years Later (11/14/2014)

Organized by Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA), on Nov. 14, Boston University commemorated the 25th anniversary of Tian’anmen Square with a lecture and discussion on the aftermath of the violence which erupted when Chinese soldiers attacked protesters in Beijing in June of 1989. To this day, no one is sure who he was […]

EVENT IN REVIEW: BU Asian Studies Spring Reception (04/28/2014)

The Boston University Asian Studies Spring Reception took place on Monday, April 28, 2014 in the beautiful BU Castle on Bay State Road. The reception warmly welcomed friends of the BU Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) at the conclusion of the semester, including Asian Studies faculty across BU, visiting scholars, board members of the student organization ASIABU, representatives […]

EVENT: Asian Cultural Fair (04/25/14)

Asian Studies Initiative at Boston University invites BU Terriers to the second annual Asian Cultural Fair! This year, partnering with BU’s Chinese Students Association, BUIC, Boston University Kazakh Student Union, BU Vietnamese Student Association and Boston University Persian Club, we offer you a virtual day trip to Asia, experiencing the diverse cultures and cuisines. The free, fun-filled, festive event features music, cultural games […]