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Running from the Hills: Empire, Resistance and the State in Burma

Carolina Hall, Room 220 NC

The Wa region between Burma and China, where borders remain porous and neighbouring states have failed to ‘climb the hills’, seems like a typical place where highland dwellers have successfully resisted state domination. Yet the literature on Zomian escapism fails … Read more

Urdu Majlis: featured poet Naresh Kumar Shad (1927 to 1969)

New West 219 NC, United States

Please join us for Urdu Majlis, the Triangle's Literary Forum, IN PERSON, Friday, September 15, 2023, at 7:00 pm. All with an interest in poetry are invited. The featured poet is Naresh Kumar Shad (1927 to 1969). Place: 219 New … Read more

Global Whistle Stop Tour

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

Kick off the start of the semester with a celebration of global at Carolina with the Global Whistle Stop Tour! Students can come by the FedEx Global Education Center atrium to engage with global units, enjoy tasty treats, play some … Read more

Event Series Meja Bahasa Indonesia

Meja Bahasa Indonesia

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

A poster reading “Pemoeda: Dasar tiang Negara” (Youth: the Pillar of the Country), from a book of propaganda posters by an Indonesian collective of artists in the 1940s, presented to Frank Porter Graham during his time in Indonesia. Source: Frank … Read more

Asia Week: Temporary Migrant Workers in (Post-)Pandemic Times: The Spatial Politics of Non-Integration and Prospects for Change

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 4003 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The challenges of contemporary migration in Asia must be understood in the context of the postcolonial development of nation-states in the region. When large-scale labour migration began in the 1970s, many Asian countries had only recently cut their colonial apron … Read more

Ambassador Katherine Tai: U.S. Trade Representative

FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Can trade be a force for good? That’s what Ambassador Katherine Tai, current United States Trade Representative, is pursuing through worker-centered trade policy by prioritizing workers and their livelihoods, not just low costs and maximum efficiencies, and bringing underrepresented and underserved … Read more

Asia Week: Trivia at Linda’s Bar & Grill

203 E Franklin St Linda's Bar & Grill

Test your trivia skills on Asia at Linda's Bar and Grill! As a part of the 2023 Asia Week, the Carolina Asia Center is hosting an Asia trivia night at Linda's Bar & Grill! A music and movie round will … Read more

Asia Week: Scholarship Information Table

As a part of the 2023 Asia Week, the Carolina Asia Center will be holding a scholarship information table in the Pit. Stop by to learn more about the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Phillips Ambassadors Program, conference and … 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.