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BU Students Launch New Magazine Celebrating the Various Nuances of the Asian American Experience [from BU Today, Jan. 24, 2022]

January 24th, 2022

Online publication Untangle encourages readers to learn, share, and reflect From BU Today BU Students Launch New Magazine Celebrating the Various Nuances of the Asian American Experience Online publication Untangle encourages readers to learn, share, and reflect Article and photos by Lauren Richards (COM '22), January 21, 2022 What is it like to be an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) student at BU? The new free student-produced virtual magazine Untangle explores that question through a collection of revealing essays, photo illustrations, poetry, and more. Produced by a team of six students, the online publication celebrates AAPI culture and prompts readers to either reflect on their own experiences or learn from... More

Daryl Ireland (STH and CGCM) and Eugenio Menegon (History/CAS) receive Faculty Research Pilot Grant from The CAS Center for Innovation in Social Science (CISS) for 2021-2022

January 7th, 2022

 The Future of Sino-Western Relations is in their Past.  The grant will support the expansion of the China Historical Christian Database (CHCD), a platform which provides users the tools to discover where every Christian church, school, hospital, lab, museum, orphanage, publishing house, and other important locations were situated in China. The expansion of this resource will document who worked inside those buildings, both foreign and Chinese. Collectively, this information creates spatial maps and generates global relational networks that reveal where, when, and how Western ideas, technologies, and practices entered China. Simultaneously, it uncovers how and through whom Chinese ideas, technologies, and practices moved West. More

Congratulations to Alice Tseng, our new Associate Dean of the Faculty for Humanities beginning July 1, 2022!

January 7th, 2022

BUCSA is delighted to pass along news from Dean Stan Sclaroff (College of Arts and Sciences, Boston University) that our colleague Prof. Alice Tseng (Dept. of History of Art and Architecture) has agreed to serve as the next Associate Dean of the Faculty for Humanities. She will officially begin serving her term on July 1, 2022. As Dean Sclaroff notes, "Alice is a seasoned academic leader, who has had a distinguished service career at BU and in Arts & Sciences. Most recently, she was chair from 2016 to 2021 of the History of Art and Architecture Department. Prior to serving in... More

South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) at U Wisconsin now accepting Summer 2022 applications

January 7th, 2022

Interested in studying a language this summer? Look no further than the South Asia Summer Language Institute!  SASLI is pleased to announce that our student application for the fully in-person Summer 2022 Program is officially open! SASLI, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an eight-week intensive summer language program, offering courses in the following languages: Bengali, Dari, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. In addition to the Elementary and Intermediate course level offerings, SASLI will offer Third-Year Hindi, Third-Year Sanskrit, and Third-Year Urdu for the 2022 program. Program Dates: June 20th - August 12th Application Deadline: March 15th, 2022 Tuition: $5000 There are just... More

Now Open for Applications: Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asian Studies Grants (Association for Asian Studies)

November 1st, 2021

The Association for Asian Studies has received a $1 million grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant is awarded through the NEH’s Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, which supports humanities organizations, programs, and professionals at the local level, advancing economic recovery within a cultural sector devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our project, “Striving for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Asian Studies: Humanities Grants for Asian Studies Scholars,” will enable the AAS to make approximately 30 individual awards to provide relief from the coronavirus pandemic to Asian Studies professionals to conduct humanities research, teaching development, and multimedia projects. These constituents include... More

Call for submissions to the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (submission deadline Jan. 31, 2022 for next issue)

November 1st, 2021

Greetings from Georgetown to Boston University! We are the editorial board of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, an open-access peer reviewed journal and the flagship publication of the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University. We are reaching out to you because the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is currently accepting research manuscripts from students and scholars for Volume 8 (Spring 2022). We believe this is a great and unique opportunity for your students and would appreciate it if you could share our call for papers announcement with your department. We are very grateful that you shared our call for papers... More

Looking Close at the Fragile Beauty of Chinese Painting (Met Museum of Art, NY)

October 8th, 2021

Some 60 celebrated landscapes are part of a rehang at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Don’t pass them by: They are demanding to the eye and mind alike. by Holland Carter

China Historical Christian Database Project wins NEH Digital Humanities Grant

October 5th, 2021

The BU Center for Global Christianity and Mission (CGCM) was recently awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their project “China Historical Christian Database: Mapping the Spatial and Social Networks of Christianity in China, 1550-1950.” This peer-reviewed grant is one of only 20 Digital Humanities Advancement grants awarded nationally by the Endowment, which support “the implementation of innovative digital humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field.” The China Historical Christian Database (CHCD) quantifies and visualizes the spatial and social networks among Christians in modern China. Because Christian missions were the first to... More

Congratulations to Chris Su (COM) on winning the new East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship

September 22nd, 2021

In her announcement to the BU community on Sept. 20, 2021, Provost Jean Morrison announced the new 2021-2022 Career Development Professorship Awardees. We are delighted that  Christopher Chao Su (Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Studies, College of Communication) has been awarded the East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship. The East Asia Studies Career Development Professorship, supported by a BU alumnus based in Taiwan, recognizes assistant professors in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Pardee School of Global Studies, the College of Communication, the College of Fine Arts, and the Questrom School of Business whose research is specific to East Asia, particularly... More