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The Future Is Now: Theory and Method of the Newborn Socialist Thing

Pauli Murray Hall, room 569 102 Emerson Dr., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Prof. Laurence Coderre of New York University will speak on her recent monograph, Newborn Socialist Things: Materiality in Maoist China (Duke University Press, 2021). Whereas the contemporary era in China is often depicted in terms of rampant, ideologically vacuous commodification, … Read more

The Good Life in Jia Zhangke’s Cinema, with Hsiu-Chuang Deppman

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The Carolina Asia Center and the Chinese program of UNC's Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies are proud to welcome Prof. Hsiu-Chuang Deppman to Chapel Hill for a lecture on her research. Since the debut of his award-winning feature … Read more

Queer Homecoming as Tactics of Intervention, with EK Tan

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In this presentation, Prof. Tan will discuss the concept of “queer homecoming” as a critical intervention into the normative patrilineal kinship structure in Sinophone societies, defined by traditional family values such as those of Confucianism. He will argue that queer … Read more

2024 Asia Scholar Network Conference

FedEx Global Education Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The Carolina Asia Center is proud to host the 2024 Asia Scholar Network conference for academics across the state of North Carolina working on East, Southeast, and/or South Asia or trans-regional approaches to Asia. The conference will be held in … Read more

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.