BUCSA News Archives

Prof. Min YE Publishes New Book: The Belt Road and Beyond

July 6th, 2020

Professor Min Ye‘s new book – The Belt Road and Beyond: State-Mobilized Globalization in China:1998-2018 – has just been published by Cambridge University Press and now available for orders. In this new book, Prof. Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, conducts a detailed process analysis of BRI and two prior grand strategies in China. Additionally, it includes a detailed analysis of policymaking in Beijing, as well as implementation/interpretation by local governments and companies.  From 1998 to 2018, China had three political-economic crises, resulting in bureaucratic paralysis. It was at such junctures that China’s leadership launched initiatives, like the Western Development Program, More

Intangible Cultural Heritage of Asia is the focus of the latest issue of the journal Asian Ethnology

June 30th, 2020

Journal co-editor Frank J. Korom (Prof. of Anthropology and Religion, Boston University) brings to our attention the latest issue of the journal Asian Ethnology (Vol. 79, No. 1), which carries a range of articles on aspects of intangible cultural heritage in Asia, including: Editors’ Note Benjamin Dorman and Frank J. Korom Guest Editors’ Introduction: Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia: Traditions in Transition Ziying You and Patricia Ann Hardwick Kutiyattam, Heritage, and the Dynamics of Culture: Claiming India’s Place within a Global Paradigm Shift Leah Lowthorp Heritage Production in National and Global Cultural Policies: Folkloristics, Politics, and Cultural Economy in Ryukyuan/Okinawan Performance Hideyo Konagaya   Mak Yong, a UNESCO “Masterpiece”: Negotiating the... More

Prof. Min Ye appointed first Rosenberg Institute Scholar at Suffolk University

April 20th, 2020

The Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University is pleased to announce that we have appointed our first Rosenberg Institute Scholar. She is Dr. Min Ye, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University. As part of this appointment, Dr. Ye will prepare a research paper which the Rosenberg Institute will publish on its website.  The title of her research paper is “China and the Corona Virus: China remains a pragmatic globalist.” The paper examines the debates among policy communities in China and actions by the Chinese state to combat the corona epidemic and revive the economy. It suggests that... More

Yoon Sun Yang wins the James B. Palais Book Prize (Korea) from the AAS

March 9th, 2020

Associate Professor of Korean & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Yoon Sun Yang's monograph, From Domestic Women to Sensitive Men: Translating the Individual in Colonial Korea, won the 2020 James B. Palais Prize of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The Palais Prize is "given annually to an outstanding scholar of Korean studies from any discipline or country specialization to recognize distinguished scholarly work on Korea." It's the only book prize the AAS gives in Korean, and she will receive it at the upcoming national conference in March, which is being held here in Boston. In From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating... More

Congratulations to three BUCSA-affiliated Faculty Promoted to Full Professor!

March 9th, 2020

BUCSA is delighted to congratulate three affiliated colleagues on their recent promotions to full professors! Cheryl Knott, CAS, Anthropology, examines orangutan and great ape physiology and behavior, focusing on how primates cope with environmental changes – particularly those resulting in fluctuating food availability. She is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, has authored dozens of book chapters and journal articles chronicling her research, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and other forums on orangutans, great apes, and rainforest conservation. In 2017, she received the Orang Utan Republik Foundation’s Pongo Environmental Award for ongoing conservation efforts in Borneo, Indonesia.     Nancy Smith-Hefner, CAS, More

Apply for Manager of Strategic Research, Asian Cultural Council (NY) (deadline March 18, 2020)

March 4th, 2020

Apply for ACC’s Manager of Strategic Research The Asian Cultural Council is honored to be selected as one of 21 organizations in the 2020 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program, which places recent PhDs from the humanities and related social sciences in two-year staff positions in government and the nonprofit sector.   ACC’s Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow would work closely with ACC’s Programs staff as Manager of Strategic Research in New York. Applications close Wednesday, March 18, 9 PM EDT, so apply today! All applications and questions must be submitted through ACLS. Please do not contact ACC for any inquiries. For more information, visit the ACLS website at https://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp. If you know any candidates qualified for... More

Harvard East Asia Society Conference 2020 “Life on the Edge: Borders and Boundaries in East Asia” (Feb. 8-9, 2020)

January 24th, 2020

The Harvard East Asia Society is pleased to invite you to take part in its Conference 2020: Life on the Edge: Borders and Boundaries in East Asia Saturday, February 8 and Sunday February 9, 2020, at CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA The HEAS Graduate Student Conference is an annual event, an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students to exchange ideas and discuss current research on topics related to East Asia. The conference allows young scholars to present their research to both their peers as well as renowned scholars of East Asian Studies. The conference will also allow participants to meet others conducting similar research... More

Library of Congress Asian Division’s 2020 Florence Tan Moeson fellowships (due Jan. 31, 2020)

December 31st, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Asian Division’s 2020 Florence Tan Moeson fellowship, which supports a minimum of five business days of research in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Here’s the link for the online application: http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/ftm.html. Deadline is midnight January 31, 2020. All research trips need to be completed before September 15, 2020. After notification, Asian Division staff will work with awardees on scheduling their trip to the Asian Reading Room. The Moeson fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty at all levels, librarians, and independent scholars and researchers. Applications from outside the United States are accepted, but please be... More

The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design (Worcester Art Museum, March 28-June 28, 2020)

December 5th, 2019

The Worcester Art Museum is pleased to present The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design March 28 – June 28, 2020 Keisai Eisen, Modern-Style Beauties in Snow, early-mid 1820s, published by Sanoya Kihei (Japanese), color woodblock print, John Chandler Bancroft Collection, 1901.146, Worcester Art Museum The Kimono in Print is the first ever show devoted to examining the kimono as a major source of inspiration and experimentation in Japanese print culture from the Edo period (1603-1868) to the Meiji period (1868-1912). Artists during these periods, through the wide circulation of prints, documented ever-evolving trends in fashion, popularized certain styles of dress, and even designed kimonos. More

Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso (Worcester Art Museum, April 25 – July 26, 2020)

December 5th, 2019

The Worcester Art Museum is pleased to present Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso April 25 – July 26, 2020 https://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/kimono-couture/ CHISO,Furisode, 1938, Yuzen dyeing, embroidery, Collection of CHISO Co. Ltd, © CHISO The first ever exhibition outside Japan of historic and contemporary kimonos from the collection of Chiso—the distinguished Kyoto-based kimono house founded in 1555—will include 13 kimonos from the mid-1600s to 2000s. Also on display will be an original, handcrafted contemporary wedding kimono specially commissioned by the Worcester Art Museum with motifs inspired by the seven hills of Worcester—as well as a video documenting the contemporary creation of a kimono from start to finish. More