BUCSA News Archives

Suffolk University Rosenberg Institute Scholar applications now open (due Dec. 15, 2019)

November 12th, 2019

Rosenberg Institute Scholar College of Arts and Sciences, Suffolk University Boston welcomes applications from scholars who wish to be considered for a short term appointment as a Rosenberg Institute Scholar. This nonresidential appointment is for scholars who wish to complete a research and writing topic of contemporary or current policy relevance that focuses on Greater China, Southeast Asia or South Asia. We especially encourage applicants who are willing to disseminate their scholarship to a broad audience, or engage in public scholarship across various platforms. The program supports a six month appointment on a nonresidential basis, as well as a brief residential component of a... More

Rudolf G. Wagner (1941-2019)

October 28th, 2019

It is with great sorrow that the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) has learned of the passing of Rudolf G. Wagner on 25 October 2019. Professor Wagner was one of the world’s leading sinologists and founder and co-director of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He was also the husband of Catherine Vance Yeh, Professor in Boston University’s Department of World Languages and Literature and former Director of BUCSA. In a long and eminent career, Professor Wagner established himself as one of the world’s... More

Kinh Vu’s Journey from Vietnam Orphan to BU Music Professor

October 28th, 2019

A new book examines what music can do for displaced persons, which this CFA faculty member knows firsthand. See the full video in BU Today: http://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/kinh-vus-journey-from-vietnam-orphan-to-bu-music-professor/?utm_campaign=bu_today&utm_source=email_20191024_full&utm_medium=1_featured_story&utm_content=faculty

Rutherfurd Collection of South Asian art at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Sept 12 – Dec 15, 2019)

October 17th, 2019

John and Carol Rutherfurd Collection of South Asian art at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Sept 12 – Dec 15, 2019) For full description, see https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/2019/09/on-display-centuries-old-art-from-indian-subcontinent/ Working with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Harvard doctoral student Sonali Dhingra has brought to life a collection of South Asian paintings and sculptures from across the Indian subcontinent, provided by private collectors Carol (alumna of Wellesley College, ’79) and John Rutherford. This fall, the Rutherfurd Collection will be on display at the Davis Museum from September 12 to December 15, 2019. The collection consists of two stone and metal sculptures from between the 9th and... More

Anthropology lecture, Wish-vows in Chinese Buddhist Temples and the Social Production of “Optative” Selves, by Yang Shen (Fri. Sept 20, 2019)

September 16th, 2019

Anthropology Graduate Lunch Seminar Wish-vows in Chinese Buddhist Temples and the Social Production of “Optative” Selves Yang Shen (Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Boston University) Friday, September 20th, 2019 12:00 – 1:30 pm African Studies Seminar Room, 5th Floor, 232 Bay state Rd, Boston University Please Contact Kathy Kwasnica at kaek@bu.edu by September 16 at 5 pm to reserve a lunch In Chinese Buddhist temples, “yuan” activities are widespread, entailing both wish-making and vow-giving. In the eyes of diverse temple-goers in mainland China, wish-vowing is an immediately accessible practice, involving formalistic performative conventions. The talk introduces some of these performative conventions, how they oblige temple-goers to... More

BU Global Music Festival (Friday Oct. 4 and Sat. Oct 5, 2019)

September 12th, 2019

Enjoy extraordinary music, educational events, and a global bazaar – all free and open to the public of all ages with registration. 2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 LOCATION: TSAI PERFORMANCE CENTER (685 COMMONWEALTH AVE, Boston University) PERFORMANCES 7:00 p.m. – Gamelan Çudamani (Bali, Indonesia) 8:30 p.m. – Saraswathi Ranganathan (India/US) SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 LOCATION: GEORGE SHERMAN UNION (775 COMMONWEALTH AVE) 1:00-4:00 PM – Global Bazaar: GSU Plaza 5:00-7:00 PM – Cultural Fair: GSU Ziskind Lounge *NEW for 2019* PERFORMANCES 2:00 PM – Eastern Medicine Singers (Algonquin/Rhode Island): Metcalf Ballroom 3:00 PM – Marcus Santos Grooversity (Brazil/Boston): GSU Plaza 3:30 PM – Les Filles de Illighadad (Niger): Conference Auditorium 5:00 PM – 47Soul (Palestine/UK): Metcalf... More

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility: Concert to Honor Hiroshima Bombing Survivor and Peace Activist Setsuko Thurlow (Sat. Oct. 5, 2019)

September 12th, 2019

  Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility  Concert to Honor Hiroshima Bombing Survivor and Peace Activist Setsuko Thurlow Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War are honored to have again been selected as Community Partners for the 2019 season of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra’s (LSO) Healing Art of Music program. The concert will take place on the evening of Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8:00 PM at New England Conservatory’s (NEC) Jordan Hall in Boston, with proceeds benefitting our organizations’ efforts to prevent nuclear war. The concert, as well as a reception and presentation... More

BU to host this fall’s NECLTA (New England Chinese Language Teachers’ Association) Conference, Oct. 5, 2019

September 10th, 2019

第八届 NECLTA 中文教学国际会议 Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA The 8th Annual Conference of the NECLTA-International Conference on Learning and Teaching Chinese Language and Culture Conference Theme: "Explore the Humanities through Language" Please register for the conference at http://www.neclta.org/8th-annual-conference-neclta-oct-5-2019

Symposium: Bangladesh’s Recent Past and Imminent Future: Commemorating 30 Years of AIBS (Madison, WI Oct. 17, 2019)

September 10th, 2019

American Institute of Bangladesh Studies is pleased to announce A SYMPOSIUM ON BANGLADESH’S RECENT PAST AND IMMINENT FUTURE: COMMEMORATING 30 YEARS OF AIBS Hosted by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) Madison, Wisconsin, USA Thursday, October 17, 2019 (1:45p.m.-5:30p.m.) The last 30 years have brought tremendous change in Bangladesh. The country has witnessed the return to democracy after over a decade of military rule; the rise of homegrown development models such as microfinance; the emergence of a new militancy within the state; the rise of climate change as an existential threat; one of the worst refugee crises; and more. We chose this 30-year timeframe because it... More