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Carolina Asia Center

Upcoming Events

October 2017

Princeton in Asia Info Session

October 17, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in Sri Lanka, reporting for a leading newspaper in Hong Kong, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia (PiA). Join PiA alumni, Samantha Luu and Priya Sadago, to learn about the PiA experience and more about our application and community. PiA fosters mutual appreciation and cultural…

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2017 Korean Fall Festival and K-Pop Contest

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join the Carolina Asia Center for the 2017 Korean Fall Festival and K-Pop Contest. The contest is open to the public. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff can register. Solo or group performances are welcome. To register, please contact Eunji Lee by Tuesday, October 17. This event is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, Carolina Korea Forum and Department of Asian Studies

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November 2017

Ian Baird, ‘The Hmong and the Communist Party of Thailand: A Transnational, Transcultural and Gender Relations-Transforming Experience’

November 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 2008/2010, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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In the 1960s, a large proportion of the Hmong people living in the mountains of northern Thailand joined the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) due to various injustices and abuses. The Hmong became an important group within the CPT. However, by the early 1980s most Hmong and non-Hmong in the CPT had given up and taken advantage of the amnesty offered by the government in 1980 and 1982. Here Baird generally explains the history of Hmong involvement with the CPT,…

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