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Rengetsu and Nantenbo: Calligraphy and Context

Ackland Art Museum Chapel Hill, NC, United States

A one-day symposium considering the two artists of Lotus Moon and Nandina Staff, open to the general public and scholars alike. The symposium will look at the work of artists Ōtagaki Rengetsu and Nakahara Nantenbō from multiple perspectives, including Japanese Buddhism, the materiality and … Read more

NCTAN: Arts of Protest in Modern Korea

FedEx Global Education Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In 2020, the popular South Korean music group BTS and its fan communities grabbed headlines in the United States with their public support for the Black Lives Matter movement. In this workshop, we will take these recent interventions as points … Read more

BSEAH Speaker Series: What is South China Sea Buddhism?

Chinese Buddhists have never remained stationary. They have always been on the move. Why did Buddhist monks migrate from China to Southeast Asia? How did they participate in transregional Buddhist networks across the South China Sea? In this talk, I … Read more

Cultural Diplomacy: “Beethoven in Beijing” Screening, Q&A

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

“Beethoven in Beijing,” a feature-length documentary, spotlights the explosive growth of classical music in China since the 1973 tour of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic. At the invitation of President Nixon and … Read more

Sarod with Abhisek Lahiri

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

The Carolina Asia Center is proud to present an evening of classical Indian music   Featuring Abhisek Lahiri from Kolkata widely considered the best young Sarod player in the world today introduced by Raga Against the Machine (UNC Professor Mark … Read more

Modern Indian Studies: Bhangra Workshop with Lavesh Pritmani

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

On Monday, April 24th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the FedEx Center for Global Education Atrium, the Modern Indian Studies (MIS) Initiative in collaboration with UNC Global Affairs, UNC Chalkaa, and Bhangra Elite are hosting a Bhangra Workshop event. Join UNC alumnus 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.