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Radioactive Bodies and Imaging Phantom in Coastal Fukushima

Friedl 225, Duke East Campus Durham, NC

This two-day workshop aims to explore the imagery of nuclear power, protest, risk, and disaster in historical and transnational perspective. Through photographs, comics, paintings, and contaminated landscapes from the United States, Japan, India, Germany, and Australia, ranging in date from … Continued

Women and Animals: Culinary Dilemmas and Karmic Entanglement

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

Late sixteenth-century China witnessed a surge in the popularity of the Buddhist practice of buying animals and then setting them free. Releasing life, as it was called, could be practiced informally or as part of highly elaborate releasing-life ceremonies organized … Continued

Sowa Rigpa: The Science of Healing as Local Practice, National Heritage, and Global Brand

Rubenstein Library, Room 249 411 Chapel Dr, Durham, NC

A lecture by Sienna Craig, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College. Sienna Craig is a professor of cultural anthropology at Dartmouth College, invested in understanding the multiple ways that so-called 'traditional' medical systems interact with biomedicine: from patient-healer relationships … Continued

The Soul of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Perkins Library, Room 217, Duke West Campus Durham, NC

Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques--as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty--over what it … Continued

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