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Duke University Library Panel – Filmmakers of the Memory Project

Duke University's Perkins 217 Durham, NC

The Memory Project aims to shine light on one of modern China's most traumatic events, the Great Famine of 1958-1961, by collecting oral histories from survivors in rural areas. The amateur filmmakers discovered their family histories and identities in the … Continued

Cultural Revolution in Asia and Beyond

Duke University

A dynamic conference of global experts convenes at Duke in the 50th year since the start of the Cultural Revolution in China to critically examine its influence within and beyond the country's borders. This multimedia event encompasses an art exhibit, … Continued

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240 2204 Erwin Road, Durham, NC

Convenors: Prasenjit Duara, Duke University Levi McLaughlin, North Carolina State University In this one-day symposium, participants in two panels will draw on their ethnographic investigations and historical research to stimulate conversation on the Asian religion/politics nexus. They shall present case … Continued

Theorizing Colonial Cinemas

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

This international workshop brings together scholars and archivists who are seriously engaged in the films of the early twentieth century and their divided legacies and afterlives in Asia. Together we reexamine the lived and imagined experiences of modernity in these … Continued

Ontological Status of Human Clothing Inside Buddhist Images

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

Younmi Kim (Art History, Yale University) will present a talk on Buddhist imagery, stemming from her academic work on symbolic rituals, in which an architectural space serves as a non-human agent; the interplay between visibility and invisibility in Buddhist art; … Continued

Alumni Talk: Crashing the Party: An American Reporter in China

Duke University's Perkins 217 Durham, NC

Duke alum, New York Times translator, and Los Angeles Times correspondent Scott Savitt returns to talk about his extraordinary two decades in the People's Republic of China as a foreign reporter through the formative 80's and 90's. As a journalist, … Continued

The Sacred Grove and the City: Analysis of Preferences in India’s National Capital Region

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708 United States, NC

The Global Asia Initiative Environmental Humanities Series David Grace proposes to present findings from his 2016 survey of residents living near four sacred grove sites at various levels of urbanization in India‚Äôs National Capital Region and its southern periphery. This … Continued

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.