This talk will focus on the Freedom Company, a paramilitary organization created by a group of Filipino veterans and U.S. CIA agents to wage covert, anti-communist warfare in Southeast Asia. In the 1950s and 60s, the Company moved through U.S. … Read more
Event Category: Southeast Asia
*Sold Out: Email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist* Carolina Asia Center, the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Phillips Ambassadors, and Carolina Public Humanities invite you to Silverspot Cinema for an evening of food, conversation, and … Read more
Southeast Asian Approaches present free movie screening of popular Thai heist thriller "Bad Genius" (2017). The movie follows Lynn, an intelligent high school student who develops an elaborate plan to help other students cheat. Things eventually get out of hand … Read more
The highlanders of mainland Southeast Asia are indigenous ethnic peoples whose ancestral territories once spanned the uplands of Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Often collectively referred to as Montagnards, they consist of more than 30 different ethnic groups, including the Bunong, … Read more
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On 22 May 2014, a military junta calling itself the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) launched a coup and ousted the elected government in Thailand. On 16 July 2019, the NCPO formally ceased to exist when a new … Read more
Open lecture with Andrew Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University. Along the Mekong, where it creates the border between Thailand and Laos, hydropower projects have triggered a transformation. Strange floods and ebbs disrupt fish migrations, undercut riverbanks, and … Read more
Louis Dumont’s insight that mutual interdependence through difference informs hierarchical arrangements helps make sense both of Southeast Asia’s long-standing gender binarism and of the relative tolerance historically afforded people of non-normative gender and sexuality in the region. Even when gender … Read more
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