BUCSA News Archives

China Economy Forum in Beijing, BU Alumni Association, Dec. 16, 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 16, 2018 Details Date: 12/16/2018 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>  

Zeying Wu (Ph.D. student, BU Political Science) publishes new article ” Youth Nationalism in Japan During the Lost Decades”

November 19th, 2018

We are pleased to bring to your attention a recent article published by Ms. Zeying Wu, a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Boston University. The article, "Youth Nationalism in Japan During the Lost Decades," can be freely accessed at https://asian.fiu.edu/projects-and-grants/japan-studies-review/journal-archive/volume-xxii-2018/wu-zeying-youth-nationalism-in-japan-during-the-lost-decades.pdf The Overview published in the article states: With the bursting of the “bubble economy” in the early 1990s, Japan has been experiencing deflation for more than two decades–known as Japan’s “Lost Decades.” What has been the impact of this prolonged economic stagnation on Japan’s youth? In particular, how has it influenced and shaped their national identity and, accordingly, their nationalism? Looking from... More

Taiwan Chamber of Commerce New England sponsors “Pitch Day” competition for Entrepreneurs, Nov 11

November 3rd, 2018

The Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of New England (TCCNE) and Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce of New England (TYCCNE) are hosting a Networking/Pitch Competition event for entrepreneurs, private investors, corporate finance professionals, and whoever is interested in the startup ecosystem. There will be two keynote speeches followed by a pitch competition in the afternoon. Join this event to see some of the most interesting companies of tomorrow before anyone else and network with the key players. Sunday, November 11, 2018  from 12:30-5 pm at Boston University, Life Science and Engineering Building (LSE-B01), 24 Cummington Mall, Boston MA 02215 A Pitch Day is a competitive... More

Profs. Menegon and Ireland’s Digital Humanities Project at Hariri Institute

August 7th, 2018

In early June, co-investigators Prof. Eugenio Menegon (Chinese History) and Prof. Daryl Ireland (Associate Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission & Research Assistant Professor of Mission, BU’s School of Theology) received the exciting news that a Digital Humanities Project they are jointly sponsoring was awarded a seed grant for Summer 2018 by the BU Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Sciences.The project is conceptually managed by Alex Mayfield, doctoral candidate in History of Christianity at BU’s School of Theology, with the voluntary assistance of Victor Huang, Computer Science major in CAS and current Treasurer of the BU... More

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