CUBASGA - University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association




Organized in 1998, the purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for graduate students to present their research from any discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences that pertains to East Asia. Students also have a chance to meet and interact with professors from the CU campus as well as from other universities. Past keynote speakers have included: Stephen Bokenkamp (Indiana), Ted Fowler (UC-Irvine), Peter Hays Gries (CU-Boulder), Jane-Marie Law (Cornell), Michael Nylan (UC-Berkeley), and Marcia Yonemoto (CU-Boulder).




The University of Colorado Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association will hold its Annual Graduate Student Conference on February 27-28, 2015 in Boulder, CO. We invite graduate students to submit papers that consider Asian cultures, ancient and modern. We welcome papers in all fields of research on Asia, including literature, history, history of science, religious studies, philosophy, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, etc.


Keynote addresses will be given by both Professor Ding Xiang Warner of Cornell University and Professor Michael Emmerich of the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition to discussing topics on China and Japan, respectively, these two professors and the University of Colorado faculty will be on hand to provide feedback to presenters throughout the conference. Beyond exploring various topics in Asian Studies, our conferences have always focused on professional development for graduate students interested in presenting papers and becoming involved in academic networks with others in the field. During the two days of our conference on Friday afternoon and Saturday, we will provide refreshments, as well as a dinner on Friday night for student presenters and faculty. In order to leave time for comments and questions, and to ensure that the conference is conducted in a timely, efficient manner, presentations must not exceed twenty minutes.  Prospective participants are requested to submit an abstract of the paper they intend to present as well as a resume/curriculum vitae to by January 2, 2015.  Any other inquiries may also be directed to this address. We will be happy to help you find accommodation in Boulder.