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December 21, 2016 - May 13, 2018

‘Color Across Asia’ Exhibition

Color Across Asia is part of a groundbreaking re-installation of the Ackland Art Museum’s Asian galleries, presenting the museum’s acclaimed collection of art from across the continent. The larger of the Ackland’s two Asian art galleries will be reinstalled by color, enabling visitors to experience a full spectrum of cultural influence. Color Across Asia displays several millennia of the material cultures of Asia, showcasing a rich history of innovation, invention and imitation. From the pure white of Chinese kaolin clay to the rich black of Japanese…

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

December 21, 2016 - May 14, 2017

‘Flora and Fauna’ Exhibition

A glorious display of the importance of animals and plants in Asian art, Flora and Fauna will feature a wide variety of art works, including prayer rugs from the Middle East, statues from India, Chinese paintings and much more. It will also mark the debut of the Ackland Art Museum’s newly acquired pair of Japanese screens by the painter Kajino Genzan (1868–1939), dazzling with their gold leaf background, exquisite colors and beautifully rendered flowers.

Start: December 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am
End: May 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Ackland Art Museum
Phone: +1.919.966.5736
Address:
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

March 23, 2017

Southeast Asia Speaker Series: Anne Hansen, ‘Buddhist Temporality and Interpretations of Mass Atrocity in Cambodia’

Buddhist prophesies about the end of our time and the dawning of a new era tied to the enlightenment of the fifth buddha in our kalpa or “epoch” have circulated widely across the Buddhist world for nearly two millennia. In Cambodia, these millenarian prophesies have also served as a powerful and pervasive response to and explanation for the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, one that is rarely acknowledged in scholarly interpretations of recent Cambodian history. This talk draws on Anne Hansen’s…

Start: March 23, 2017 @ 3:30 pm
End: March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

‘The Remnants’ (Korea, 2016)

The Remnants profiles five people, in fact victims of the Yongsan Tragedy, but instead prosecuted as perpetrators. They were accused as joint principal offenders just because they had been at the spot of the incident. The production group Yonbunhongchima, after its previous film Two Doors, attempts a different approach with this work, though an extension of it. Two Doors dealt with state violence through the police, whereas The Remnants tries to explore the reasons from within the community. The five interviewees’…

Start: March 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
End: March 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 28, 2017

Study Abroad 101 Info Session: Asia Programs

Thinking about studying abroad? Interested in Asia? Come to this general information session to learn more about study abroad opportunities with a focus on programs in Asia.

Start: March 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
End: March 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Venue: FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2010
Phone: +1.919.962.2435
Address:
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Culinary Nationalism in Asia

Join the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a conference titled “Culinary Nationalism in Asia.” Keynote speakers will be James Watson of Harvard University and Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson of Columbia University. A number of panelists from UNC-Chapel Hill and from universities across Asia will also participate. The conference will include a free public film screening of The Search for General Tso, followed by a Q&A session with director Ian Cheney. For more information, and to…

Start: March 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
End: April 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Venue: Location Varies

March 31, 2017

Sounds of Kolachi on Stage

Like an Indian Ocean blast from the seaport mega-city it calls home, the new 10-piece supergroup of vocalists and instrumentalists from Karachi (formerly known as Kolachi) blurs raga and western harmony, counterpoint and South Asian melodic lines, all without losing the groove. In this instantly listenable ensemble, South Asian classical instruments like the sitar and bowed sarangi are on equal footing with electric guitar and rock rhythm section. Guiding the journey, composer, theorist and singer Ahsan Bari spins outrageous, bluesy,…

Start: March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
End: March 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Venue: Memorial Hall
Address:
114 E. Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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