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301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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April 2018

Sarah Wagner and Jelena Subotić, ‘The Use and Abuse of Historical Memory in Southeast Europe: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue’

April 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Societies across Southeast Europe are locked in symbolic wars over the past. Politicians, intellectuals and opinion makers tap into the past to construct hierarchies, delineate identities and chart a vision of the future. The Yugoslav wars in the 1990s, the divisive legacy of communism and the traumas of World War II, including occupation, collaboration, resistance and even the Holocaust continue to be a disputed terrain. At the same time, critical scholarship is engaged in a project to empower dissonant voices…

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Sylvia Chan-Malik, ‘Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam’

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Sylvia Chan-Malik of Rutgers University will be speaking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education Center on her soon to be published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam. This work explores twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood by centering the lived experiences of women of color, mapping how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality and social activism, and…

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September 2018

Tea and Talk with Maximilian Conley

September 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Carolina Asia Center and Phillips Ambassadors Presents an event in their Tea and Talk series. Phillips Ambassador alumnus Maximilian Conley '19 will present a talk on the work he conducted while studying abroad in Japan, entitled "History in the Wind: Studying Weather Sociology During the 2018 West Japan Floods." Impersonal research and personal experience; past and present; nature and society. These categories become difficult to distinguish at times, but especially during catastrophic disasters such as the one that hit Western…

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The Future of Market Communist China: Guns, Better Trade, and Hegemony

September 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

As part of Carolina Asia Center’s China Speaker Series, Professor Steven Rosefielde of the Economics department at UNC will present on “The Future of Market Communist China: Guns, Better Trade and Hegemony.” He will discuss contemporary China with a focus on Xi Jing’s Market Communism, China’s arms build up, and China’s state trading strategy. Food and refreshments will be provided! Poster

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October 2018

Yoav Di-Capua, ‘Arab Existentialism and the Intellectual History of Decolonization’

October 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This talk will focus on the homegrown tradition of Arab existentialism as an intellectual tool in the service of decolonization. A close examination of the Arab project of Decolonization during the 1950s and 1960s suggests that far from being a local business, decolonization was a global intellectual affair that could be properly understood only by means of a global investigation of its properties. In this talk, Di-Capua will trace the intellectual network and the exchange and reformulations of ideas which…

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Deirdre de la Cruz, ‘Spirits in a New Age: Philippine Centers of the Global Esoteric’

October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

In the variegated landscape of Filipino paranormal practice, one phenomenon garnered worldwide attention in the last quarter of the twentieth century: psychic surgery. A form of spiritual healing in which the practitioner, or espiritista, usually male, operates on the body of the patient without anaesthesia and using only his hands, psychic surgery achieved particular renown in the United States in the 1980s. This paper provides a broad historical outline of the religious movements in the twentieth-century Philippines that culminated in the…

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Jia Lin, ‘Foreign Language Construct, Frameworks and Assessment’

October 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Carolina Asia Center's second China Speaker series will feature Jia Lin, a teaching assistant professor of China in the Asian Studies department on “Foreign Language Construct, Framework, and Assessment.” Foreign language education is significant since it directly impact a country’s national security, economic development and international influence. Foreign language teaching and assessment should be aligned with each other in order to improve student foreign language proficiency. This presentation addresses following issues related to foreign language assessment: construct definitions of…

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November 2018

Lunch with Foreign Service Officer Justin Walls

November 5, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Justin Walls is a native of Jamestown, N.C., where he graduated from Ragsdale High School in 1999 and later the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He holds a masters degree from Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and is a former Peace Corps volunteer in China. He speaks French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Thai. Food and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited so please RSVP. This event is sponsored by the Carolina Asia…

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Global Project Showcase Dinner

November 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Want a global experience while at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill? Looking to fund your global project? Enjoy a showcase of students’ research, experiences and travel stories from a variety of fields and global destinations, and hear directly from other students about how they planned and paid for their experience. This showcase will focus on global research projects in honor of Research Week! Dinner will be provided. To RSVP and easily share this event with friends, check out…

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Devin DeWeese, ‘Islamization in the Golden Horde and Communal Identity among the Turkmens: The Subtle Social Legacies of a Fourteenth-Century Saint’

November 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Devin DeWeese’s focus on religious studies have led him to make important interventions in Central Asian history. Come to learn how the Golden-Horde era Islamization legends have shaped the communal identities of Central Asian peoples. This event is organized by the Islamicate Graduate Student Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; the Central Asia Working Group; the Carolina Asia Center; the Department of History;…

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Urdu Majlis

November 10, 2018 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Carolina Asia Center on Saturday November 10 for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of poet Munir Niazi (1928-2006). A Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award recipient, he was an Urdu and Punjabi poet from Pakistan. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share. This event is free and open to the public. This event is…

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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Info Session

November 13, 2018 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships support students taking less commonly taught language and area studies coursework. This program provides both academic year and summer fellowships to graduate  and undergraduate students at the intermediate level and above. For more information on this info session and the FLAS program, visit the area studies website.

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Ben Tran, ‘Air-Conditioned Socialism’

November 29, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

“Air-Conditioned Socialism” examines the transformative atmospheres of modernity in Vietnam, from the days of revolutionary struggle to the rise of market socialism. This transformation is most starkly visible during the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam War, when America’s chemical and artillery bombings attempted to kill not the enemy’s body, but to make the environment lethal—what Peter Sloterdijk has called atmoterrorism. This talk extends the concept of atmoterrorism as modernity’s technological design and its all-encompassing violence that manipulate the biological…

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December 2018

Joseph Tucker, ‘Pay-It-Forward Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing for Gay Men in China’

December 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The final China Speaker Series will feature Joseph Tucker, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC Chapel Hill and director of UNC Project-China. Is kindness contagious among gay men in China? We designed a quasi-experimental study to examine the effect of a pay-it-forward STI testing program in China. The pay-it-forward program has has one person receive a gift (and STI test), then asks the same person if they would like to give a gift (STI test) to another gay man.…

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January 2019

Urdu Majlis

January 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join on Saturday, January 19 for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle’s Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of Khwaja Haider Ali ATISH (1764-1846), one of the giants of Urdu literature. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available under the FedEx Global Education Center. Co-sponsored by the…

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Erin Collins, ‘Phnom Penh: Capital of the 20th Century’

January 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Post-colonial, doubly post-socialist, and post-conflict, Cambodia’s recent past has been punctuated by a series of dramatic social, economic, and political ruptures. Yet, there are also remarkable continuities. For one, the same party has held power for over three decades, through three changes in name and political ideology and across two foreign interventions. In light of these tensions, this paper explores the dissonance between rupture as a periodizing norm and rupture as lived experience. The talk draws together oral historical and…

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Erin Collins, ‘Phnom Penh: Capital of the 20th Century’

January 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Post-colonial, doubly post-socialist, and post-conflict, Cambodia’s recent past has been punctuated by a series of dramatic social, economic, and political ruptures. Yet, there are also remarkable continuities. For one, the same party has held power for over three decades, through three changes in name and political ideology and across two foreign interventions. In light of these tensions, this paper explores the dissonance between rupture as a periodizing norm and rupture as lived experience. The talk draws together oral historical and…

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March 2019

‘Muslims, Motherland, and Minoritization’

March 2, 2019 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The sixteenth annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference will take place on March 2nd from 9:00 – 4:30 in room 1009 in the FedEx Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s conference is “Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization.” This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and other actors influence religious and/or racial…

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Film Screening, ‘Milli’s Awakening’

March 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Film Screening and Q and A with black Germany filmmaker Natasha Kelly afterward. Milli’s Awakening (2018) brings together the voices of eight Black German women of different generations. Through their artistic practices they have defined self-determined positions within white German mainstream society. The film reflects the diversity and interwoven nature of these (hi)stories. This talk is organized by Priscilla Layne in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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Film Screening, ‘Milli’s Awakening’

March 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Film Screening and Q and A with black Germany filmmaker Natasha Kelly afterward. Milli’s Awakening (2018) brings together the voices of eight Black German women of different generations. Through their artistic practices they have defined self-determined positions within white German mainstream society. The film reflects the diversity and interwoven nature of these (hi)stories. This talk is organized by Priscilla Layne in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures.

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April 2019

Neal Keating, ‘Language Ecologies of the Anthropocene: Ngoi Bunong’

April 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Language is a central medium through which cultural systems operate. In the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Peoples’ Languages, the vast majority of these languages are at risk of losing their vitality, with some already gone to sleep. The precarity of indigenous languages is closely related to the sociopolitical physical conditions in which many indigenous peoples live. In the case of indigenous Bunong peoples in Cambodia, Vietnam and now diaspora, the last two decades alone have witnessed the rapid expropriation…

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Cultural Event: Urdu Majlis

April 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Carolina Asia Center will host the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle’s Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of Khumar Barabankvi (1919-1999), Urdu poet and lyricist. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share. This event is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the South Asia Section of the Department of Asian Studies. Urdu Majlis is an intellectual endeavor with…

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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 at 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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September 2019

Urdu Majlis Literary Forum

September 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Urdu Literary Forum, will concentrate on the life and works of Nasir Kazmi (1925-1972), Urdu poet from Pakistan and one of the renowned poets of his era. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants are invited to bring refreshments to share. This event is free and open to the public. This event is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the South Asia section of the UNC-Chapel Hill…

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October 2019

Work Abroad: Strategies for an International Job Search

October 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Are you interested in working in a foreign country after graduation? Come plan your strategy for landing a job abroad, and receive helpful resources that will enable you to effectively market yourself and target the countries and organizations where your skills would be most useful. Bring your computer to this interactive and practical workshop, and be prepared to leave with a plan for your job search! Roderick Lewis, senior associate director of University Career Services, will lead the session and share his…

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November 2019

Ward Keeler, ‘Comparative Queer Southeast Asian Studies’

November 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Dumont’s insight that mutual interdependence through difference informs hierarchical arrangements helps make sense both of Southeast Asia’s long-standing gender binarism and of the relative tolerance historically afforded people of non-normative gender and sexuality in the region. Even when gender binarism loses its primacy, as some recent reports suggest it has in queer circles, other sorts of differences sustain the notion that only individuals who are unlike are able to enter into long-term relationships. LGBT activists mounting campaigns against legal…

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Ward Keeler, ‘Comparative Queer Southeast Asian Studies’

November 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Louis Dumont’s insight that mutual interdependence through difference informs hierarchical arrangements helps make sense both of Southeast Asia’s long-standing gender binarism and of the relative tolerance historically afforded people of non-normative gender and sexuality in the region. Even when gender binarism loses its primacy, as some recent reports suggest it has in queer circles, other sorts of differences sustain the notion that only individuals who are unlike are able to enter into long-term relationships. LGBT activists mounting campaigns against legal…

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Transpacific Anti-Imperialism: Asian Migrant Activists and the Question of Solidarity

November 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This talk explores how the multilingual archives of transpacific anti-imperial activists help us to more fully understand the complexity of prewar Asian American and migrant history. In the 1910s and 1920s, Japanese and Koreans crossed the Pacific and entered the United States as “non-immigrants,” including students, journalists, and political exiles, when the government was imposing anti-Asian immigration restrictions. Their experiences as intellectuals, workers and racialized groups encouraged some migrants to imagine and radicalize interracial and interethnic coalitions in and beyond…

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Transpacific Anti-Imperialism: Asian Migrant Activists and the Question of Solidarity

November 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This talk explores how the multilingual archives of transpacific anti-imperial activists help us to more fully understand the complexity of prewar Asian American and migrant history. In the 1910s and 1920s, Japanese and Koreans crossed the Pacific and entered the United States as “non-immigrants,” including students, journalists, and political exiles, when the government was imposing anti-Asian immigration restrictions. Their experiences as intellectuals, workers and racialized groups encouraged some migrants to imagine and radicalize interracial and interethnic coalitions in and beyond…

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January 2020

Film Screening: ‘Snowpiercer’

January 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Snowpiercer is a 2013 science fiction action film based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The movie takes place aboard the Snowpiercer train, operating on a globe-spanning track. An attempt at climate engineering in order to stop global warming has unintentionally created a new Snowball Earth, and the train carries the last remnants of humanity. The film follows the lower-class tail section passengers as they lead a revolution against the elite of the front of the train. A South…

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February 2020

Canteens and the Biopolitics of Food in Industrial China

February 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

In no country were hunger and malnutrition politicized more than they were in twentieth-century China. Mao Zedong triumphantly declared the founding of a new socialist regime on the 1st of October 1949. At the moment, however, China was facing an existential crisis: food shortages. The Communists had to face the same dilemma that had long haunted their political archenemy. Malnourished population, once a strategic target for political mobilization against their political opponent, could turn into a potential political threat to…

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March 2020

CANCELED: Film: ‘Magical Mystery’ (2017)

March 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The 2017 German-language film 'Magical Mystery' follows Karl, a former Berlin rock musician who returns to the scene after years away due to a nervous breakdown. He agrees to serve as designated driver for his old buddies, a group of techno musicians who are touring Germany in the mid-1990s — but this is only the start of the adventure. The film screening is sponsored by the Center for the European Studies. Please visit these guidelines for information on weeknight parking on campus.

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April 2020

CANCELED: Ho Chi Minh’s Cult of Personality in Vietnamese Statehood (1945-2020)

April 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

“What can I do? The people need a god,” said Joseph Stalin as he was endeavoring to wipe out religious traditions in the Soviet Union. As occurred in many other countries where communist parties came to power, the Vietnamese communists dismissed preexisting deities when they established their rule, for these did not correspond to their ideology and policy goals. The first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, became the center of a new political religion that…

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Urdu Majlis

April 30, 2020 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Please join the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations on Saturday September 8 for the next monthly meeting of Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Urdu Literary Forum. This Urdu Majlis will concentrate on the life and works of poet Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810), the leading Urdu poet of the 18th century, and one of the pioneers who gave shape to the Urdu language itself. Please arrive on time as a courtesy to others. Participants are…

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May 2020

Muslims, Motherland, and Minoritization’

May 6, 2020 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The sixteenth annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference will take place on March 2nd from 9:00 - 4:30 in room 1009 in the FedEx Global Education Center. This event is free and open to the public. The theme for this year’s conference is “Muslims, Motherlands, and Minoritization.” This conference aims to explore how categorization by governing bodies create and influence ethno-religious identities as a component of subjecthood. Questions to explore include: How do the state and…

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January 2022

Off-Record Communications: Reading Three-Body in China and the US

January 13 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The conventional wisdom of Western media continues to characterize communication in China as censored, sanitized, and, with the hyper-technologized dominance in facial recognition technologies, “techno-authoritarian.” This talk presents evidence that, although ubiquitous, off-record communications are often not the results of censorship. Stories about Chinese communications are incomplete because they are skewed towards “verifiable” data. What are our alternatives, and why don’t we see them? This talk introduces the notion of off-record communication. The study is two-fold: it shows what media…

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Queering Later-Life Desire in Chinese and Sinophone Cinema

January 18 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Chinese seniors are often painted as loving elders, but seldom as elderly lovers. The prevalence of dating among seniors after the 1980s has done little to dispel the common perception that the elderly are physically and emotionally asexual. This talk examines the tension between seniors’ expressions of intimacy and their traditional family roles as (grand)parents by investigating the genre of twilight romance in contemporary Chinese and Sinophone cinema. The stigma of later-life desire stems from the potential of such awakened…

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March 2022

Book talk: Repossessing Shanland

March 4 at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

Jane Ferguson's book: Repossesing Shanland Prof. Jane Ferguson of the Australian National University will speak on her new book: Repossessing Shanland: Myanmar, Thailand, and a Nation-State Deferred (University of Wisconsin Press, 2021). Around five million people across Southeast Asia identify as Shan. Though the Shan people were promised an independent state in the 1947 Union of Burma constitution, successive military governments blocked their liberation. From 1958 onward, insurgency movements, including the Shan United Revolutionary Army, have fought for independence from Myanmar. Refugees numbering…

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April 2022

Global Health Visiting Scholars Symposium

April 13 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Speakers participating in the China Visiting Scholars Program and the Vietnam Implementation Science Advancement Program (VISA) will present their work-in-progress during their time at UNC Chapel Hill. UNC faculty members Mike Cohen, Irving Hoffman, Joe Tucker, Vivian Go, and Weiming Tang will host an opportunity for visiting scholars from the Southern Medical University (SMU) in Guangzhou, China, and the Hanoi Medical University (HMU) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Speakers: HMU faculty: Van Hoang, MD, PhD; Trang Nguyen, PhDSMU Postdoctoral Fellows: Qing Dan, PhD, Zingqi…

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September 2022

Conversation with Sean Olson ’13 BA ’20 MBA on Government Careers

September 14 at 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

The Transatlantic Forum for Education and Diplomacy (TFED), in partnership with UNC Global and the Carolina Forum for Education and Diplomacy (CFED), is proud to host UNC alum, Sean Olson, for a special guest seminar on government consulting, career growth, networking, and policy briefs. Sean will be joining us at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Global Education Center, room 1009, on September 14 from 5:45 - 6:15 p.m.   A double alumnus of UNC with a B.A. in Economics and MBA…

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