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Carolina Asia Center

April 2019

Southeast Asian Language Workshop

April 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Florence and James Peacock Atrium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Coordinated by the Carolina Asia Center, Southeast Asian Language Workshop is open to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff and members of the community. The workshop offers three languages—Bahasa Indonesia, Vietnamese and Thai. To register visit the Carolina Asia Center website.

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Miyuki Aoki Girardelli, ‘Going West to Find the ‘East’: Japanese Architect Itō Chūta’s Travels Throughout the Ottoman Empire and His Thought on Oriental/Tōyō Architecture’

April 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Itō Chūta (1867–1954), the architect who created the Japanese word “Kenchiku” as a translation of the English word “architecture” in Meiji, Japan, is also the first historian of Japanese architecture. In 1904, he embarked on a world trip lasting three years and three months to prove his own theory. During his trip passing through China, Burma, Malay, India, the Ottoman Empire, Europe and the U.S., Itō gradually changed his thoughts and started to think about what we call now “Tōyō/Oriental”…

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David Ambaras, ‘Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire’

April 25, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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In this presentation, David Ambaras will examine the histories of people who moved, the relationships they created and the anxieties they provoked, in the spatial and social borderlands between Japan and China from the 1860s to the 1940s. Japan’s imbrication in new geopolitical structures and spatial flows engendered forms of intimacy that were seen as problematic, or even horrific, because they transgressed notions of territory marked by stable, defensible borders and notions of place marked by distinct identities and social…

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