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Asians & Asian Americans at Carolina: Lecture and Exhibit Kickoff

February 20, 2017 @ 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Since the first student from Japan set foot on campus in 1893, Asians and Asian Americans have become an integral part of this university. Join us for a lecture by Heidi Kim, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, who will provide an introduction to this rich history and the unveiling of a week-long exhibit at Wilson Library.

Lunch will be served & exhibit will be on display beginning at 12:00.

12:20: Asia Week Program Overview by Thupten Norbu, Interim Director of the Carolina Asia Center

12:25: Welcome Remarks by Morgan Pitelka, Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the Carolina Asia Center (On-leave 2016-2017)

12:30: “Asians & Asian Americans at Carolina” by Heidi Kim, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

1:00: Q&A with Morgan Pitelka, Heidi Kim, and student organization leaders


This event kicks off Asia Week 2017.


Photo: Asian Students Association, 1990 Yackety Yack, Wilson Library


February 20, 2017
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
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Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room
Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map


Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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