The Kitāb al-Ṭawāsīn of the Sufi al-Ḥallāj (d. 922 CE) is a fascinating versified mystical treatise of a monumental and intriguing figure in the history of Sufism. Ḥallāj was mercilessly executed by Abbasid rulers in a mêlée of political and sectarian … Read more
Almost 5 billion people—two thirds of the global population—now go online. The Internet has changed how we work, learn, govern, and fall in love. Yet despite its digital turn, geography has failed to grapple with the patterns and significance of … Read more
This mini-workshop, co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the Chinese Program in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, will bring together a celebrated authors and academic experts to discuss Southeast Asian Sinophone Literature. 3-4pm 黎紫書 … Read more
In this 1950 painting by Paul Jacoulet, a master potter paints his work. In conjunction with the exhibition Old Korea at East Carolina University, the Carolina Asia Center and North Carolina Teaching Asia Network will co-sponsor a workshop with Dr. … Read more
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages. The program includes … Read more
Faculty and graduate students are cordially invited to a research mixer to talk shop about Southeast Asia. Launching collaborations under the umbrella of the new "Bringing Southeast Asia Home" (BSEAH) grant funded by the Luce Foundation, the mixer will convene faculty … Read more
The Carolina Asia Center, alongside the other area studies centers at UNC, is pleased to offer this FLAS information session, where prospective applicants to the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships can find out more about the program, confirm … Read more
On 24 December 1979, Soviet armed forces entered Afghanistan, beginning an occupation that would last almost a decade and creating a political crisis that shook the world. To many observers, the Soviet invasion showed the lengths to which one of … Read more
National recognition and respect of Asian Americans is surging, whether in politics, media, the corporate sphere or elsewhere. And yet, racial violence against Asian Americans is rising as well. How can we make sense of this seeming contradiction? Rather than … Read more
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