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September 2019

Justice After Dictatorship in Thailand

September 20 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 pm

On 22 May 2014, a military junta calling itself the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) launched a coup and ousted the elected government in Thailand. On 16 July 2019, the NCPO formally ceased to exist when a new civilian cabinet was sworn in following a national election. When the NCPO launched the coup, they promised to restore the rule of law after ten years of political conflict but their regime instead undermined its most fundamental principles. The NCPO…

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Kathakali Performance: Free and Open to the Public

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Join us for a lecture-demonstration and abridged performance of the Kathakali dance-drama plays from Kerala in South-western India: Damayanthi & the Woodsman and Damayanthi & the Hamsam (Golden swan) featuring reowned artist Kalamandalam Manoj Kumar and lecturer V. Kaladharan! For questions, please contact Afroz Taj at taj@unc.edu  

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Japan’s Floating World: Politics, Art, and Society During the Edo Period (1603-1868)

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The Edo period (江戸時代, Edo jidai) or Tokugawa period (徳川時代) in Japan from 1603 to 1868 was a critical period in Japanese social, economic, political and cultural history. The Carolina Asia Center, Ackland Art Museum, and North Carolina Teaching Asia Network is excited to offer a free K-12 educator workshop dedicated to the Edo period on September 28, 2019 at UNC-Chapel Hill. “Japan’s Floating World: Politics, Art, and Society during the Edo Period (1603-1868)” will allow NC educators to learn…

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October 2019

Border Crossing: Hong Kong’s ‘Mailbag Rush’ and China’s Great Famine

October 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

During the Cold War, when the border between British Hong Kong and Communist China was known as the “bamboo curtain,” the boundary between Hong Kong’s New Territories and China’s Bao’an County—today’s Shenzhen—was seen as a closed frontier.  Yet the everyday experience of the border demonstrates that it was not only a border: it also served as a gateway and a zone in which people, goods, and ideas continued to cross over.  This presentation examines how goods from outside of China…

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The River Grew Tired of Us: New Flows Along the Mekong River

October 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Open lecture with Alan Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University. Along the Mekong, where it creates the border between Thailand and Laos, hydropower projects have triggered a transformation. Strange floods and ebbs disrupt fish migrations, undercut riverbanks, and sweep away nets. Facing this new landscape, fishermen on the Mekong seek out new, hidden sources of potency that have revealed themselves at the same time as other powers fade in importance. Via an ethnographic study of Mekong 'river beings,'…

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Duke Event: Yong Soon Min, Artist and Curator

October 10
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a conference entitled Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power on October 10-11, 2019. Driving Innovation will explore India’s increased role in global affairs and how technology influences India’s development challenges while also promoting business innovation and entrepreneurship, U.S.-India trade, and the global economy. The conference brings together experts from industry, government, and academia to highlight the forces behind India’s economic…

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South Asia – Munni Begum

October 11
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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The Modern Indian Studies Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a conference entitled Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power on October 10-11, 2019. Driving Innovation will explore India’s increased role in global affairs and how technology influences India’s development challenges while also promoting business innovation and entrepreneurship, U.S.-India trade, and the global economy. The conference brings together experts from industry, government, and academia to highlight the forces behind India’s economic…

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UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships INFO SESSIONS

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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