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Madama Butterfly: Japan and its Western Representations

UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

In collaboration with the North Carolina Opera’s performance of Madama Butterfly. October 24, 2015 On February 17, 1904, nine days after the start of the Russo-Japanese war—a conflict that confirmed Japan’s status as a major world power–Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly … Continued

People, Cities, and Urban Life around the Globe

Knapp-Sanders Building Chapel Hill, NC

Today, half of the world’s population live in cities. From ancient Rome, through medieval London, to industrial New York and modern Shanghai, urban spaces have offered residents access to modern conveniences, but also increased crime, disease, and pollution. This seminar … Continued

“Plato to NATO”: What You Need To Know About Central Asia

Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

John Kerry’s whirlwind tour of the five “Stans” in October 2015 put Central Asia again on the map of U.S. policymakers. With its gas and oil wealth, repressive governments, bizarre personality cults, and overwhelmingly Muslim population, this region remains poorly … Continued

The Idea of India: From Gandhi to Modi

Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

India is the world’s second most populous country and recent analyses suggest it will overtake China soon. Its economy is one of the world’s fastest growing and its footprint in international affairs is ever-expanding. Yet the road to such success … Continued

Turkish Language Lunch at Flyleaf

Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill

Turkish Lunch Didem Havlioğlu, Lecturer in Turkish Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language for the … Continued

DEADLINE: Faculty Speaker Series

Tenure-Track and Non Tenure-Track Faculty: Do you have something to share with the public on the topic of refugees, migration, and contact between cultures in the world today? Do you like to share your ideas with the general public? Would you … 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.