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Early Childhood Development in Rural China: Evidence from the Qinling Cohort Study

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

A growing body of cross-disciplinary research suggests that human capital deficits in early life negatively affect later life outcomes and that interventions in early childhood can substantially improve health and productivity in adulthood. Given this evidence – and growing recognition … Read more

Computational Methods for Asian Studies: Examples from Digital Sinology

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

Like many fields in the Humanities, Asian Studies is undergoing a process of rapid digitization, and students and researchers of Asia are increasingly relying on digitized data sources. A broad range of developments ranging from the compilation of large-scale digital … Read more

The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Games: A First-Time Visit to Asia

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

UNC Assistant Professor Jonathan Jensen, a recipient of the Carolina Asia Center’s Cox Travel Grant, shares details of his academic, cultural, and professional experiences during his trip to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Jonathan Jensen is Assistant … Read more

Film as Racial Interstice: Temporalizing Film in 1920s Global Modernity

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 3009

In the early twentieth century, the anthropological function of film was carried out on the mimetic dimension of the gesture. Everywhere, from South America to East Asia, intellectuals and theorists addressed the increasing importance of the movies for the transnational transformation … Read more

Japan’s Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire

Wilson Library Pleasants Family Assembly Room 200 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

In this presentation, I examine the histories of people who moved, the relationships they created, and the anxieties they provoked, in the spatial and social borderlands between Japan and China from the 1860s to the 1940s. Japan’s imbrication in new … Read more

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