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
Event Category: Southeast Asia
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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
SCHEDULE 8:30AM - 9:00AM Registration, Coffee & Pastries Room 4003 9:00AM - 9:10AM Welcoming Remarks Room 4003 9:15AM - 10:30AM LANGUAGE LEARNING Room 2008/2010 A Quantitative Study of Foreign Language Anxiety of Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners of Persian Shahla Adel, … Read more
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience but this event has been cancelled to adhere to UNC's policies regarding COVID-19. The rugged Lao-Vietnamese borderlands have long been a zone of refuge and encounter, of conflict and exchange. This is particularly true … Read more
The history of U.S. military intervention in Southeast Asia complicates attempts to center Southeast Asian refugees in public commemorative spaces. Southeast Asian refugees remind the American nation of a tumultuous and divisive era, a morally questionable and unsuccessful war, and … Read more
The Carolina Asia Center joins with the other UNC-Duke Area Studies Centers and Carolina Navigators to host a free, virtual Cultural Kitchen series for NC educators and community members this summer. Registration Link: go.unc.edu/culturalkitchen In each session, attendees will learn how to make … Read more
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