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Black Americans and US-Japan Relations

This session will feature Paige Cottingham-Streater, executive director of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, “Black Americans and U.S.-Japan Relations,” and will be moderated by Morgan Pitelka, chair of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Cottingham-Streater directs … Continued

On the Politics of Presence: Afro-Asia In the Age of Black Lives Matter

Marvin D. Sterling’s research centers on a range of Jamaican cultural expressions in Japan, including roots reggae, dancehall reggae, and Rastafari. He adopts several theoretical perspectives in this research. He uses performance studies, for instance, to ethnographically explore the dimensions … Continued

Off-Record Communications: Reading Three-Body in China and the US

The conventional wisdom of Western media continues to characterize communication in China as censored, sanitized, and, with the hyper-technologized dominance in facial recognition technologies, “techno-authoritarian.” This talk presents evidence that, although ubiquitous, off-record communications are often not the results of … Continued

Gamelan Concert: Ibu Pertiwi (Mother Earth)

Moeser Auditorium 135 E. Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC's  Javanese Gamelan "Nyai Saraswati" and Angklung Ensemble presents its Spring 2022 Concert IBU PERTIWI  (MOTHER EARTH) Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8:00 P.M. Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall (145 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514) Free Admission After the concert the … Continued

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