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Casting Religion and Sexing Gender in South India

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Lecture presented by Lucinda Ramburg, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Studies at Cornell. How are the politics of caste, gender, religion and sexuality entangled in contemporary India?  How are they inhabited by Dalit women?  This talk draws on … Read more

Nishida on Well-Being: Reflections from Medieval Buddhist Philosophy

Join us for a workshop with Takushi Odagiri (M.D. Tokyo, Ph.D. Stanford). Nishida is one of the most influential twentieth-century Japanese philosophers. Influenced by Fichte and Hegel, Nishida’s work is often compared with Lebensphilosophie , the philosophical trend that arise … Read more

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC, United States

Convenors: Prasenjit Duara, Duke University Levi McLaughlin, North Carolina State University In this one-day symposium, participants in two panels will draw on their ethnographic investigations and historical research to stimulate conversation on the Asian religion/politics nexus. They shall present case … Read more

Ontological Status of Human Clothing Inside Buddhist Images

Rubenstein Library, Room 249 411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC, United States

Younmi Kim (Art History, Yale University) will present a talk on Buddhist imagery, stemming from her academic work on symbolic rituals, in which an architectural space serves as a non-human agent; the interplay between visibility and invisibility in Buddhist art; … Read more

Sand Mandala Opening Ceremony

FedEx Global Education Center Atrium Chapel Hill, NC, United States

From Feb. 22-25, Geshe Palden Sangpo from the Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the Gelugpa Tradition will create a sand mandala in the FedEx Global Education Center. Dr. Lauren Leve, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, will … Read more

Cave 10: Myth, Mystery, and the Artisans of Ellora

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

Ellora, Western India, is a World Heritage Site with thirty-four magnificent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temple-caves excavated and sculpted from the mountain’s rock. Ellora Cave 10, a 7th-century Buddhist chaitya hall, or shrine, features a towering seated Buddha sculpted with … Read more

Waste and Well-being in Postwar Japan with Eiko Siniawer

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

In this lecture, Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer will examine how ideas about waste and wastefulness have shifted in postwar Japan, from the mid-1940s through the present day.  Discussions of what constituted a waste of time, stuff, and resources, she will … 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.