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Carolina Asia Center

March 2019

Crescent Music Studio 2019 Annual Concert , ‘The Sound of Snowfall’

March 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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The Crescent Music Studio is hosting their annual concert with songs to include: The Sound of Snowfall Ode to the Yellow River The Great Wall A Moonlight Night on the Spring River Sleeve Dream Whisper of Pipa The Story of the Stone Csardas This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies and the Carolina Asia Center.

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Kirin Narayan, ‘Cave 10: Myth, Mystery and the Artisans of Ellora’

March 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ellora, Western India, is a World Heritage Site with 34 magnificent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temple-caves excavated and sculpted from the mountain’s rock. Ellora Cave 10, a 7th-century Buddhist chaitya hall, or shrine, features a towering seated Buddha sculpted with hands in the dharmachakra mudra (or 'teaching pose'). This cave has also long been known to locals, pilgrims and art historians as the 'Vishwakarma Cave' or the 'Carpenters’ Hut.' The deity Vishwakarma, 'Maker of the Universe,' is usually depicted with…

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Ken George, ‘When Work is Worship: Technology, Labor and the Figure of Vishwakarma, ‘Maker of the Universe”

March 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Although Vishwakarma worship in India has long been associated with hereditary artisan castes and their hand tools, his presence has moved beyond crafts workshops and into workplaces associated with the country’s infrastructural systems and networks: factories, engineering schools, design studios, information technology firms, public works departments and industrial parks. The unprecedented growth and visibility of Vishwakarma worship across India since 1900, and thus during the rise of industrial capitalism in that country, show unmistakable ties to the building of infrastructural…

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