BUCSA News Archives

Japanese Prints: The Psychedelic Seventies, at the MFA Boston

June 29th, 2018

Visit the ongoing exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Japanese Prints: The Psychedelic Seventies February 2, 2018 – August 12, 2018 Corridor between Islamic Gallery and Huntington Lobby (183) Museum of Fine Arts, Boston https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/japanese-prints-the-psychedelic-seventies The first World’s Fair held in East Asia, Expo ‘70 in Osaka, marked the beginning of an extraordinary period of prosperity for Japan that lasted over a decade. To a greater extent than ever before, Japan participated in the development of the global art styles of the time—in particular, the mind-bending motifs and chromatic verve of psychedelic art. Japanese fashion designers showed their work in Paris, Japanese architects won... More

The Five Year Plan: Khadi Cloth Book created by Gandhi ashram collectives, at the Boston Athenaeum June 28, 2018

June 28th, 2018

FIVE YEAR PLAN A Lecture by Aaron Sinift Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm, with reception to follow The Boston Athenaeum 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 Registration is required at https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/5507/five-year-plan Boston Athenaeum Members $15 and Non-members $20 [From the Boston Athenaeum's website https://www.bostonathenaeum.org/events/5507/five-year-plan]: The Five Year Plan Aaron Sinift As a response to his desire to make a work of art, unique in character and materiality, Aaron Sinift created the Five-Year Plan project. The inspiration came from the artworks printed onto the side of sling bags called “jholas” that are commonly made by Gandhi ashram collectives throughout India. The cloth they are made from, called khadi, is... More

Thomas Berger Appointed New Center for the Study of Asia Director

June 27th, 2018

APRIL 24, 2018 The Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA), an affiliated regional center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted their annual spring reception on April 23, 2018 where Thomas Berger, Pardee School Professor of International Relations, was introduced as the new BUCSA Director. Pardee School Dean Adil Najam thanked outgoing BUCSA Director Catherine Yeh for her tireless work and leadership of the center over the past three years. Under Yeh’s leadership, BUCSA has promoted comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and cross-national understanding of Asia through coordination of teaching missions, research support, community-building among faculty and students, and broad outreach beyond the university. Berger, an expert in international... More

Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies Book Review Editor position

May 22nd, 2018

The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (HJAS) is searching for a new part-time book review editor. We are seeking an established scholar of East Asian studies or Inner Asian studies. Further details about the position, the Journal, and the application process are at https://harvard-yenching.org/hjas-book-review-editor, including the attached PDF below. Anyone with questions about the position should contact Melissa Brown by e-mail at <melbrown [at] fas.harvard.edu>. HJAS BookRev Editor job 180521

Frank Korom Interview: Asian Ethnology Podcast

April 11th, 2018

Asian Ethnology Podcast Interview with Frank J. Korom Ben Dorman interviews co-editor of Asian Ethnology asianethnology.org/page/podcastkorom Recorded 24 November 2017, Nagoya, Japan Asian Folklore Studies and Asian Ethnology, and the various research projects he has been involved with, including work as a museum curator. Frank J. Korom is Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University and co-editor of Asian Ethnology. His research and teaching interests range from South Asian expressive traditions and contemporary religion to diaspora studies and transnationalism. He is also interested in film, ritual, and performance studies. He is also an affiliated faculty member of Harvard University’s Program on Mythology and Folklore.

The Ten Thousand Rooms Project: A Collaborative Workspace for Pre-Modern Textual Studies

April 6th, 2018

The Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to present the next lecture in its Digital China Initiative Workshop Series The Ten Thousand Rooms Project: A Collaborative Workspace for Pre-Modern Textual Studies by Prof. Michael Hunter (Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Yale University) Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm Abstract: Supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation and Yale University, the Ten Thousand Rooms Project is an online, open-access workspace that enables collaborative work (transcriptions, translations, annotations, etc.) on pre-modern texts and objects. In this talk, Prof. Hunter will introduce the platform and discuss its history and future prospects, particularly within the context of the East Asian digital humanities scene and the emerging International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community. Students and faculty interested... More

Special Event: Harvard Asia Center 20th anniversary

April 6th, 2018

Harvard University presents Asia Center 20th Anniversary Friday, April 13, 2018 from 9:30 am - 6:30 pmS020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue

April 4th, 2018

Columbia University presents From Rome to Beijing: Sacred Spaces in Dialogue: A Symposium on the History of Art, Science, and Religion in Jesuit China Friday, May 4, 2018 from 10 am - 4:30 pm in Schermerhorn Hall 612, Columbia University Organized by Daniel Greenberg and Mari Yoko Hara (Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Dept. of Art History and Archaeology) Speakers: Florence Hsia (University of Wisconsin, Madison) Kristina Kleutghen (Washington University of St. Louis) Walter Melion (Emory University) Eugenio Menegon (Boston University) Jeffrey Muller (Brown University) Sponsored by Columbia University's Dept. of Art History and Archaeology, Dept.  of Italian, Dept. of Religion, and Dept. of East Asian Languages and Culture, More

2018 Taiwan Fellowship Program

April 3rd, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has announced the 2018 Taiwan Fellowship Program.  The program provides an exciting opportunity for scholars, research fellows, doctoral students, and experts from around the world to conduct research at colleges, universities, and academic institutions in Taiwan. Research may be within in the social sciences, humanities, a topic related to Taiwan, cross-Strait relations, Mainland China, the Asia-Pacific, or Sinology. In addition to one round-trip airline ticket between the Taiwan Fellowship recipient's country of residence and Taiwan (with a maximum subsidy for each area), he/she will also be awarded a monthly stipend during... More