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China Chats: An Interdisciplinary Glance at China

March 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

When: Wednesday, March 2nd 5:30- 7:00PM
Where: Aquarium Lounge in the Student Union (take the main stairway to the 3rd floor and turn left)
RSVP: Only 65 seats available! RSVP here by February 29th

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for check-in and refreshments.

Event Description:

FREE DINNER AND DISCUSSION. Meet faculty experts. Learn something new about China. Eat Chinese food.

“China Chats,” co-hosted by the Phillips Ambassador Program and CIRA (Carolina International Relations Association), brings together five UNC scholars of China to demonstrate the multidimensionality of the most populous nation in the world. Come join us to hear about topics ranging from the role of the Guqin instrument in ancient poetry to the impact of policy on panda reservations.

In the first 50 minutes, students will meet our guest speakers, five faculty experts from different departments at UNC, and listen to one of five interesting topics on China. Afterwards, students and faculty alike will have ample time to discuss and digest—both new ideas and delicious Chinese food.

Why you should come:
China, with its 4,000+ year old history, rapidly evolving society, and population of 1 billion+ people, defies definition by any one set of terms. Students (like you and me) should approach China like we would any topic of inquiry—by taking an interdisciplinary approach and gaining understanding through more than any single discipline.

Coming to China Chats is a good place to start. You will meet a few of the China experts here at UNC, find out about existing research and classes from different departments, and have your interest piqued in subjects you may otherwise have known nothing about.

Did we mention it’s free? Don’t forget to RSVP!


March 2, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phillips Ambassadors Program
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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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