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Japanese Tea Gathering

Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill, NC

Join Morgan Pitelka (Asian Studies), members of the Japanese Tea Practitioners of Durham, and renowned Pittsboro potter Mark Hewitt for a conversation about tea rituals in Japan and the American South.  In the following Japanese Tea Gathering, partake in a … Continued

Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art

Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill, NC

Now in its 22nd year, the 2016 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies is titled Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host the event Thursday, Feb. 25 … Continued

Bridges, Not Walls: The Life and Legacy of Forugh Farrokhzad

FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005 Chapel Hill, NC

"What would happen if one women told the truth about her life?" Muriel Rukeyser asked. Her response was short: "The world would split open". And Adrienne Rich, who believed "Lying is done with words, and also with silences," argued, "When … Continued

Desi (Basket)Ballers: Asian American Studies and The Politics of Difference

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

The talk explores the relationship between race, masculinity, and class as South Asian American men play through their identities through South Asian American-only, Asian American-only, and multi-racial sporting circuits. This talk comes from Dr. Thangaraj’s book Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup … Continued

Crazy Rich Asians Screening & Panel

Silverspot Cinema University Place, 201 S Estes Dr #100, Chapel Hill, NC

*Sold Out: Email to be added to the waitlist* Carolina Asia Center, the UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Phillips Ambassadors, and Carolina Public Humanities invite you to Silverspot Cinema for an evening of food, conversation, and … Continued

Goodness beyond Melodrama: Compassionate Awareness in Ozu’s Tokyo Story

Hyde Hall, University Room Chapel Hill, NC

Tokyo Story (1953), the most famous film in Ozu Yasuji's so-called "Noriko triology" and regularly ranked first among the top-ten greatest films of all time, is based loosely on Leo McCrarey's 1937 American melodrama, Make Way for Tomorrow. An elderly … 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.