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Madama Butterfly: Japan and its Western Representations

UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In collaboration with the North Carolina Opera’s performance of Madama Butterfly. October 24, 2015 On February 17, 1904, nine days after the start of the Russo-Japanese war—a conflict that confirmed Japan’s status as a major world power–Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly … Read more

Intertwined Histories and Perspectives: Contrapuntal Reading of Attar A book talk by Claudia Yaghoobi

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009 301 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Can modern concepts such as transgression, inclusion/exclusion, self/the other help us to better understand medieval subjectivity? Can medieval works shed light on out understanding of modern subjectivity? By looking at Attar's poetry contrapuntally with medieval European literature and modern theory, … Read more

Poems of Mulla Sadra

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Join The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and UNC Persian Studies department for a Persian Lecture Series presented by Dr. Mohsen Kadivar, a professor at Duke University. The lecture will be about the … Read more

Bridges, Not Walls: The Life and Legacy of Forugh Farrokhzad

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 Chapel Hill, NC, United States

"What would happen if one women told the truth about her life?" Muriel Rukeyser asked. Her response was short: "The world would split open". And Adrienne Rich, who believed "Lying is done with words, and also with silences," argued, "When … Read more

Global Spotlight Week: Crisis of Citizenship

These films, art, music and talks highlight critical issues of citizenship and belonging across world regions. As international debates center migration and belonging, these events will provide space for education and reflection on what it means to belong, what it … 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.