Annual Fall Reception 2013

Thanks to everybody who showed up! I hope you enjoyed chatting with other attendees as well as, of course, the food. Special thanks go out to BUCSA and the Taiwanese Youth Ambassadors. We will be releasing information about upcoming events shortly, so stay tuned.

Food Festival

This even was such a success! A special thanks to all the clubs we collaborated with!

We look forward to making this an annual event!


Upcoming Events for the Week of March 25th

Hi Everyone,

Moving to the last week of March, here we are going to hold several very interesting Asia-related events this week:

1. Symbolism and Restlessness: China’s Gay Community Searches for a Place in Law and Society
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26 Location: CAS 200

2. An International Perspective on the Fight against Human Trafficking (in Asia)
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 28 Location: CAS 132

3. Traces of Japanese Colonial Landscapes: Historical Archaeology Along The Pattonkan Trail (八通關古道) in Central Taiwan: A Lecture by Jeff Chien-Ff Cheng Time: 12:15-1:30 pm, Friday, March 29 Location: ICEAACH Library, 650 Beacon St, 5th Floor.
Refreshments will be served


Formal Chinese Writing Workshop

You’ve studied Chinese for a couple years now. You can order dumplings and bubble tea like a pro. But, do you know how to phrase a polite thank you letter or new year’s greeting to your teacher or boss? Attend ASIABU’s Formal Chinese Writing Workshop, where Zong Zhang will teach you the elements of formal Chinese writing. Learning formal Chinese can help you in your academic and professional career. Your Chinese teachers, friends, business partners and other contacts will be amazed at your impeccable Chinese writing skills!

TIME: 5:00-6:30 P

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Upcoming Events: Week of March 4th

It’s the last week before spring break! Here are all the Asia-related events that will take place:

1. Film Screening + Director Talk: Arjun & AlisonTime: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 4Location: Photonics Center, Room 206URL:

2. Empathy, Freedom, Saying No: An Indian Perspective on PalestineTime:6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 4Location: GSU, Terrace LoungeURL:

3. Imperial Circulations: Ideologies of Empire and Diplomatic Practices between Asia and EuropeTime: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm on Tuesday, March 5Location: Stone Science Building, Seminar Room 132URL:

4. Does God Speak Tamil or Sanskrit? On the Infancy of a Tamil GoddessTime: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 5Location: The Castle, 225 Bay State RoadURL:

5. Global Judaism in Focus: Central Asia’s Bukharan JewsTime: 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 6Location: 147 Bay State Rd, Elie Wiesel Center, Room JSC 201URL:


Tea Talk: Popular Music and Counterculture in South Korea

Event description: The Korean Wave (hallyu) has been sweeping across Asia and the world since the 1990s. Korean soap operas, variety shows, popular music and movies have enjoyed phenomenal success in neighboring countries such as Japan and China and are beginning to develop a wide following in the West. Last year’s “Gangnam Style”, a rap song parodying Korea’s nouveau riche, unexpectedly became a world-wide smash hit. Is Korean pop music representing or subverting mainstream Korean culture? Join ASIABU for a Tea Talk with Professor Yoon Sun Yang from the Modern Languages and Comparative Literature (MLCL) department on popular music and counterculture in South Korea. Prof. Yang will present on this topic, followed by a Q&A session. The popular Korean food Kim Bop will be served.

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