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April 2018

Nobel Nok Dah: Film Screening and Discussion with co-director Emily Hong

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the feminist anthropologist and filmmaker for a film screening of her film Nobel Nok Dah and discussion about the film's topic of the lives of three refugee women from Burma.

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Vicissitudes of Care: Humanitarian-Military Entanglements in Occupied Kashmir

April 6 @ 3:35 pm - 5:35 pm

Saiba Varma’s research focuses on health and medicine, as well as politics, inequalities, and violence and has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in psychiatric and military settings. Her work  examines the global military-humanitarian complex from the prism of South Asia, specifically Indian-occupied Kashmir, the site of an ongoing conflict between an independence movement and the Indian military. In this talk, Dr. Varma will be discussing material from her book manuscript, Life in Pieces: Military and Humanitarian Care in Kashmir, which shows how both humanitarian…

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Near and Far: A Local Celebration of Global Cultures

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
140 West Franklin St., 140 West Frankllin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Join the Town of Chapel Hill for a celebration of all the different cultures that the Chapel Hill community has. Enjoy music, dancing, food and much more!

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2018 Southeast Asian Language Workshops

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018

FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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The Carolina Asia Center is proud to announce we're offering Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, and Vietnamese workshops starting Monday, March 19 (as part of our 2018 Asia Week)! Please register for your spot today!! Register here

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Freeman Asia (Fall & Academic)

April 11

Apply for the Freeman Asia Scholarship for the Fall and Academic year here.

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Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Spring Concert 2018

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Desi (Basket)Ballers: Asian American Studies and The Politics of Difference

April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Room #1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The talk explores the relationship between race, masculinity, and class as South Asian American men play through their identities through South Asian American-only, Asian American-only, and multi-racial sporting circuits. This talk comes from Dr. Thangaraj’s book Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity (NYU Press, 2015). Organized by the South Asia Faculty Working Group Co-Sponsors: Carolina Asia Center, Center for Global Initiatives, Institute for Arts & Humanities, UNC Sangam

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From Shokuyô to Macrobiotics: Postimperial Wellness in 1950s Japan and the World

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 The Triangle Japan Forum presents this talk exploring the origins and development of macrobiotics, a Japanese dietary regimen and theory of nutritional health that found groups of enthusiastic adherents around the world in the 1950s and 1960s. First under the name of shokuyô ("food cure"), macrobiotic thought and practice emerged in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Japan as a critical response to the hegemonic claims of European medical science. Yet macrobiotics was also shaped, especially over the middle decades…

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Tea and Talk – Krishnamurti Effects: The Legacy of a Brilliant Teacher in Banaras, India

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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May 2018

2018 Asia Scholar Network Conference

May 17 @ 8:45 am - 6:30 pm
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