East Asia News

A New Link in the Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2009

The devil is in the details as the saying goes. But thanks to a thriving partnership between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and China’s top university for science and technology, Tsinghua University, the intricate processes needed to move parts and components around the world today are quickly becoming more manageable. UNC and… Read more »

The Sights of Tsukiji

September 22, 2009

Many people envision Japan as the land of geisha and samurai, shrouded in mystery and completely different from America. After living in Japan for the summer, I came to learn that this is, for the most part, untrue. Japan and the United States have many more things in common than I ever expected. As is… Read more »

Bridging Cultures Under the Bright Lights

July 26, 2009

As a playwright, producer and actress, Elyse Ribbons, class of 2003, is what those in the entertainment industry like to call a ‘triple threat.’ However, with a popular radio show, a thriving modeling career and the beginnings of what appears to be a successful career in film and television, triple threat doesn’t even begin to… Read more »

‘Hapa’ Now Means Pride in Ancestry

“Hapa,” derived from the Hawaiian word for “half,” used to be considered a derogatory word. Today, however, it has been embraced as a term of pride by many whose mixed-race heritage includes Asian or Pacific Rim ancestry. Portraits of Hapa from across the United States will be displayed beginning Wednesday (July 1) at the FedEx… Read more »

Who Is China?

June 22, 2009

The cultural differences between the United States and China are large and abundant, but the one I find most striking is that the span of China’s history has not endowed her people with a firm sense of identity. One would think that with over 5,000 years of history, the Chinese people would know who they… Read more »

Global Health Update

Health and the practice of medicine have become global concerns. Although it sounds like a cliché, in an increasingly interconnected world, the health of people in nations halfway around the world affect its economy and political stability, which in turn has an impact on economic and security issues at home.We at UNC cannot hope to… Read more »