Carolina Asia Center

Ackland Art Museum Appoints First Curator of Asian Art

September 22, 2015

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the appointment of Bradley M. Bailey as its new associate curator of Asian art. With a broad background in Asian art, Bailey is a specialist in the art of Japan, focusing on the Meiji period (1868-1912) and artistic relations between Japan and… Read more »

Students in UNC’s Medical Mandarin course in the School of Medicine, fall 2014

Medical Mandarin Course Offered in School of Medicine

January 2, 2015

This year, for the first time in its history, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine offered a medical Mandarin course. The course was conceived in the spirit of addressing the growing need to prepare future physicians for practice in an increasingly globalized and culturally diverse world. Given the growing size… Read more »

Bardsley Publishes Book on Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

January 2, 2015

Jan Bardsley, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Asian Studies, recently published a new book, Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan (Bloomsbury, 2014), which focuses on the Japanese housewife as a contentious representation of democracy, leisure and domesticity during the 1950s. Bardsley examines the changing identities of… Read more »

James Williams

Student Named to “25 Under 25” by Yale’s China Hands

January 2, 2015

James Williams, an Asian studies and economics double major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the distinguished honor of being named one of the “25 under 25 in US and China Relations,” a list published by Yale’s China Hands. Williams is also a Phillips Ambassador. James’s essay, “Rethinking China’s ‘Exploitation’… Read more »

Professor Christian Lentz traveled to Vietnam with his Cox Asia Initiative Award

Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Awards

January 2, 2015

Through the Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Awards, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Asia Center awarded eight research travel grants and four conference travel awards to faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2014-15 academic year. The funding is provided by UNC alumnus Jason Cox. Cox… Read more »