BUCSA News Archives

U Iowa Summer Institute creative writing and cultural exchange program for students from Pakistan, India, and the US

February 8th, 2019

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM (IWP) SUMMER INSTITUTE The Summer Institute is a new immersive two-week creative writing and cultural exchange program held in Iowa City, Iowa, a UNESCO City of Literature, for participants age 18-22 from Pakistan, India, and the U.S. This program for students of all academic interests – the arts, humanities, sciences, and everything in between – is free for selected participants, and will focus on creative writing and the power of narrative. The Summer Institute’s innovative, inclusive, cross-cultural approach will empower future thought-leaders and help forge new lines of understanding, promote social justice, and foreground diversity, More

Thai Film Event at Harvard: An Evening with Anocha Suwichakornpong (Feb. 7, 2019)

February 4th, 2019

The Film Study Center, the Visual and Environmental Studies Department, and the Thai Studies Program at the Asia Center at Harvard University present   An Evening with Anocha Suwichakornpong Thursday Feb. 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm Lecture Hall, level B, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge Free Admission! Post screening Q&A and reception By the Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong) Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong. With Arak Amornsupasiri, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Achtara Suwan (Thailand 2016, DCP, 105 min. Thai with English subtitles.) Preceded by Nightfall Directed by Tulapop Saenjaroen, Anocha Suwichakornpong  (Singapore 2016, DCP 15 min.) Please join us for an evening with Film Study Center fellow and VES visiting faculty member Anocha Suwichakornpong. Anocha will be present for a... More

Fashion, Power and Identity: The Exquisite Costumes of the Empresses of China’s Forbidden City (Peabody Essex Museum, Feb. 9, 2019)

January 29th, 2019

Enjoy a special event highlighting the final days of the exhibition Fashion, Power, and Identity: The Exquisite Costumes and Jewelry of the Empresses of China’s Forbidden City Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6:30 to 10:15 pm at the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA) https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/empresses-of-chinas-forbidden-city  

Japan Society presents Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater at Wellesley (March 5, 2019)

January 29th, 2019

The Japan Society of Boston is pleased to present The Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater, featuring grand master Nishikawa Koryu V Tuesday March 5, 2019, 6:00 pm at Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 http://www.japansocietyboston.org/Happening-Now/6969370 Boston, MA: On March 5th, the Japan Society of Boston presents Nishikawa Koryu V, the fifth grand master of the Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater, performing three female-centered stories from classic Japanese literature. The 70-minute program will offer audiences the rare opportunity to experience a full-scale production of kuruma ningyo puppetry with chanting and live shamisen music from premier performers of the kuruma ningyo and gidayu traditions. The... More

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, at the Peabody Essex Museum (Closing Feb. 10, 2019!)

January 22nd, 2019

Be sure to visit this major new exhibition Empresses of China's Forbidden City On view August 18, 2018 to February 10, 2019 at the Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA https://www.pem.org/exhibitions/empresses-of-chinas-forbidden-city This exhibition is the first to explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty - from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular objects from the Palace Museum tell the little-known stories of how imperial women influenced court politics, art and religion. Timed to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, Empresses of China's Forbidden City is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum; the Smithsonian's... More

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater Presented by Japan Society (March 5, 2019)

January 22nd, 2019

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater Presented by Japan Society, Inc. Featuring  Kuruma Ningyo puppetry master Nishikawa Koryu V  Jewett Auditorium, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Tuesday March 5, 2019, 6:00 pm  http://www.japansocietyboston.org/Happening-Now/6969370 Boston, MA: On March 5th, the Japan Society of Boston presents Nishikawa Koryu V, the fifth grand master of the Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo Puppet Theater, performing three female-centered stories from classic Japanese literature. The 70-minute program will offer audiences the rare opportunity to experience a full-scale production of kuruma ningyo puppetry with chanting and live shamisen music from premier performers of the kuruma ningyo and gidayu traditions. The Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo... More

China Economy Forum in Beijing, BU Alumni Association, Dec. 29, 2018

December 7th, 2018

The BU Alumni Association is pleased to announce and invite you to participate in theCHINA ECONOMY FORUM in Beijing on December 29, 2018 Details Date: 12/29/2018 Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Four Seasons Hotel Beijing Trade disputes upgraded; the normalization of the U.S. interest rate has led to continued turmoil; the rise in international oil price has caused inflation concerns; the existing model of the global economy is facing enormous challenges; and the prospect for sustainable development is worrisome. Under these circumstances, China is welcoming a new round of deepen reforms and opportunities from outside on the occasion of 40th anniversary of Chinese... More

U Penn Symposium on Contemporary China, Call for Graduate Student Papers on China

December 7th, 2018

Greetings from the team at the Penn Symposium on Contemporary China (PSCC). PSCC is an annual symposium organized by students from the University of Pennsylvania highlighting graduate student research on the political, legal, economic, and social factors shaping contemporary China and its role in the world today. This year, we will be welcoming Kaiser Kuo, host of the Sinica podcast as the keynote speaker. We are currently accepting submissions for research papers. If selected, PSCC will provide all travel and accommodation costs toward participating in the conference as a member of the graduate student panels. The submission deadline for paper submissions is... More

Translation Now: A review of the international literary event at BU, Sept 28-29, 2018

December 7th, 2018

Translation Now, a conference on literary translation, took place at Boston University on September 28-29, 2018, with funding and logistical support from the Boston University Center for the Humanities and many departments, institutes, and programs at the university. More than 200 people registered for the conference, and all 100 chairs in the venue were full for most of the eight panels held over two-days. As described by conference organizers Anna Elliott, Christopher Maurer, and Will Waters, the conference was organized for several reasons. The first was to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of BU’s Seminar in Literary Translation, which had its beginnings... More

Chinese Christian Posters Online Database goes live!

November 20th, 2018

Preach Christ, Reform China! Chinese Christian Propaganda Posters, 1920-1950 BU's Center for Global Christianity and Mission, in conjunction with the Henry Luce Foundation and numerous collaborating institutions, has launched its new website for viewing and interacting with Chinese Christian propaganda posters from 1920-1950. Be sure to check out this phenomenal new resource at http://www.ccposters.com For additional information, contact Daryl Ireland at <dri@bu.edu>