Category: Spring 2014

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: China Today: A conversation with Heino Klinck and David Barboza (04/22/14)

Join us for a two-part conversation with Heino Klinck and David Barboza about US-China military cooperation, and the wealth and corruption of China’s senior leaders. “US-China Military-to-Military Relations in a Competitive Cooperation Context.”  Colonel Heino Klinck, Chief of the Strategic Leadership Division Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate for the U.S. Army, served with distinction in […]

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 […]

EVENT: Writing Between Languages and Cultures with Yoko Tawada (04/15/14)

Join us for a reading and conversation with the internationally renowned writer Yoko Tawada. Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and moved to Hamburg when she was twenty-two, where she received a PhD in German literature, and then to Berlin in 2006. She writes in both Japanese and German and has published several books—stories, novels, poems, […]

EVENT: ASIABU Boston Chinatown Tour (04/12/14)

  You’ve passed by it at least a few times and perhaps have been to a restaurant or two there during your time in Boston. It ranks top three of its kind in U.S. and it’s the home of several Asian-American cultures in New England. Welcome to Boston Chinatown! Join us for a walking tour […]

EVENT: Mapping the Kumbh Mela: A presentation by Rahul Mehrotra (03/27/14)

  The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious festival that occurs every twelve years at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in the city of Allahabad. Since its inception early in the first millennium CE, the Kumbh Mela has become the largest public gathering in the world; today it draws tens of millions […]

EVENT: BENDING ADVERSITY: Japan and the Art of Survival with David Pilling (03/21/14)

  In Bending Adversity, Financial Times Asia editor David Pilling presents a fresh vision of Japan, drawing on his own deep experience, as well as observations from a cross section of Japanese citizenry, including novelist Haruki Murakami, former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi, industrialists and bankers, activists and artists, teenagers and octogenarians. Through their voices, Pilling […]