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September 2019

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

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

Film Screening: Part-time Spy

October 1 @ 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Jang Young-Sil (Gang Ye-Won) barely lands a job at the NSA (National Security Agency). She is hired as a contract worker to write positive comments for the NSA. Na Jung-An (Han Chae-Ah) is a detective who often uses foul language. They carry out an infiltration operation to recover money that was stolen from her boss in a voice phishing scheme. Food will be served!

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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 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Open lecture with Andrew 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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Princeton in Asia Fellowships Information Session

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3024, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Interested in teaching on the coast of Thailand, studying environmental conservation in Sri Lanka, reporting for a leading newspaper in Hong Kong, or working on local economic development in Mongolia? Then step out of the country, out of your comfort zone, and out of the cubicle and apply to Princeton in Asia. Join PiA alumnae, Samantha Luu (PiA China ’14)  to learn about the PiA experience and more about the application and community. Princeton in Asia (PiA) fosters mutual appreciation…

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Duke Event: Yong Soon Min, Artist and Curator

October 10

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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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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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Driving Innovation: Technology and India’s Rise as a Global Power

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Live Concert with Munni Begum

October 11 @ 8:00 pm
Hanes Art Center Auditorium, 121 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join world-renowned vocalist Munni Begum for a live concert, SHAAM-E GHAZAL (an evening of song). Munni Begum is a Pakistani ghazal singer. She began her career as a singer in Karachi in the 1970s and released her first album of ghazals in 1976. Free and open to the public! Sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center with funding from The UNC Performing Arts Special Activities Fund and the South Asia Faculty Working Group. For information, contact Afroz Taj at 919-999-8192 or taj@unc.edu.

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2019 World View K-12 Global Education Symposium: The Sustainable Development Goals: Classroom Connections

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 17 @ 12:00 pm
The Friday Conference Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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In 2015 almost 200 governments adopted the Sustainable Development Goals to guide what must be done to improve the health and well-being of the world’s population. During World View’s global education symposium educators will explore the 17 global goals and their importance. Relevant and standards-aligned themes that will be addressed include poverty, global health, climate action, life below water and more! Educators will leave with strategies for integrating global content across curriculum. Keynote Day 1: TEACHING FOR GLOBAL COMPETENCE IN…

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