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October 2019

UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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The Hen Crows: How A Group of Korean Women’s Hockey Players Redefined Perceptions of the Peninsula

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

In Korea there is a saying: "If the hen crows, the household collapses." This refers to the centuries-old belief that women are to be subservient to men, much in Confucian tradition. When South Korea hosted the Winter Olympics in 2018, a group of formerly unknown hockey players forever changed the perceptions of women in Korea, and what a unified peninsula could resemble. South Korea's women's national hockey team, which became largely remembered as the Unified team after adding 12 North…

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UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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November 2019

Korean Studies Major Launch Celebration

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Atrium & Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Please join us in celebrating the launch of our new Korean Studies Major at the Department of Asian Studies at UNC Chapel Hill with Korean food, Major Q&A, and a K-pop cover contest on Friday, November 1 from 5:30-8:30PM. If you're interested in participating in the contest, please submit your name(s) and music to kief@unc.edu by October 27th! There will be prizes for winners of the K-pop contest! Don't miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills! Food will…

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The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China

November 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Other Milk examines how, why, and through what means nutrition science came to matter in China by exploring the ways in which self-styled laymen and scientific nutritional activists re-invented the soybean, and soybean milk, for the modern age. I will talk about how Chinese intellectuals became concerned that the Chinese diet was deficient and insufficient for nourishing strong, modern citizens. The soybean, as a protein-packed and domestically grown food, became the nutritional solution to the perceived problem of the…

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UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

November 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition and American Complacency

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Howell Hall, Room 115, 231 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC, NC 27514 United States
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Larry Diamond will speak on the vital issues he addresses in his major new book, Ill Winds:  Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition and American Complacency (Penguin Random House).  The book has been described as a “personal, passionate call to action against the rising authoritarianism that challenges our world order – and the very value of liberty.” Professor Diamond is a leading scholar and noted public intellectual on democratic trends and conditions around in the world, and on policies and…

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Comparative Queer Southeast Asian Studies

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Louis Dumont’s insight that mutual interdependence through difference informs hierarchical arrangements helps make sense both of Southeast Asia’s long-standing gender binarism and of the relative tolerance historically afforded people of non-normative gender and sexuality in the region. Even when gender binarism loses its primacy, as some recent reports suggest it has in queer circles, other sorts of differences sustain the notion that only individuals who are unlike are able to enter into long-term relationships. LGBT activists mounting campaigns against legal…

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UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

November 12 @ 12:15 am - 1:30 pm
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One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
+ Google Map

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
+ Google Map

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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Transpacific Anti-Imperialism: Asian Migrant Activists and the Question of Solidarity

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This talk explores how the multilingual archives of transpacific anti-imperial activists help us to more fully understand the complexity of prewar Asian American and migrant history. In the 1910s and 1920s, Japanese and Koreans crossed the Pacific and entered the United States as “non-immigrants,” including students, journalists, and political exiles, when the government was imposing anti-Asian immigration restrictions. Their experiences as intellectuals, workers, and racialized groups encouraged some migrants to imagine and radicalize interracial and interethnic coalitions in and beyond…

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December 2019

2019 Asia Network Conference – TBD

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Details TBD!

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At Three We Can See the Future: Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Development in Rural China

December 11

One of the most fundamental facts of China's education system is the huge gap between rural and urban children and youth. Despite massive investments into the schooling system, the gap has not narrowed. While there may be many barriers to improving academic performance and attainment, might it be that the children of China are growing up in an environment that is leading to poor levels of cognition, language, and non-cognitive skills for a large enough share of the rural population…

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January 2020

UNC Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships Info Sessions

January 13, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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One event on October 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on November 6, 2019 at 2:30 pm

One event on November 12, 2019 at 12:15 am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 13, 2020 at 10:15 am

301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
+ Google Map

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international…

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Leta Hong Fincher

January 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center Atrium & Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students, labor activists, civil rights lawyers, performance artists and online warriors that is prompting an unprecedented awakening among China’s…

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