Join us for a workshop with Takushi Odagiri (M.D. Tokyo, Ph.D. Stanford). Nishida is one of the most influential twentieth-century Japanese philosophers. Influenced by Fichte and Hegel, Nishida’s work is often compared with Lebensphilosophie , the philosophical trend that arise … Read more
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, … Read more
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 … Read more
Ba Jin (1904-2005) is one of the most celebrated authors of twentieth-century China. Most widely known for his novel Family (first serialized in 1931), Ba Jin was an anarchist inspired by Kropotkin and Bakunin who corresponded with such prominent international … Read more
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 … Read more
Territorial conflicts among sovereign states, whether on land or sea, have been endemic since the appearance of the very idea of sovereignty in Europe. Yet as Thongchai Winnichakul and others have revealed, the very idea of a sovereign ‘geobody’ in … Read more
The Global Asia Initiative GAI) at Duke together with DKU will hold a conference on Environmental Humanities in Asia May 22-24, 2017. GAI has been preparing for this conference for a year and we held a preliminary workshop to set … Read more
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.