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Ji-Yeon Jo to Serve as Director of Carolina Asia Center

August 20, 2019

Ji-Yeon Jo, associate professor of Asian Studies, was appointed director of the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019. Jo joined the faculty in the department of Asian studies in the UNC College of Arts … Continued

Why This Singer Chose Carolina over Fame in Thailand

August 13, 2019

Not many college applications have a resume quite like Jordan Epley’s. Not only does the incoming first-year student have a great academic record from her international school in Thailand, but her extracurricular activities include participating in Thailand’s version of the … Continued

Chinese Student Immersion Program Kicks Off Its Second Year

July 22, 2019

Undergraduate students from eight Chinese universities arrived July 14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy for the Innovations and Transformations in Pharmaceutical Sciences (ITPS) program. During the four-week experience, the visiting students live … Continued

Science, Spirituality and Synergy in Nepal

September 25, 2018

n a three-week journey from Chapel Hill to the Himalayas to study the effects of climate change on Buddhist holy lakes, two mathematicians, a marine scientist and a religious studies scholar overcame multiple challenges and proved the value of an … Continued

Carolina Asia Center to Celebrate Asia Week 2017, Feb. 20-25

February 6, 2017

The Carolina Asia Center kicks off Asia Week 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Feb. 20-25, 2017. This campus-wide celebration of Asia, the first pan-Asia week-long celebration at UNC, features collaborations with several campus departments and … Continued

On Exclusion

January 31, 2017

In contemplating the impact of the recent Executive Order, I am reminded of similar moments in U.S. history. In 1851, 25,000 Chinese lived in the U.S., working primarily in the American West in difficult conditions. They suffered terrible racism, and … Continued