Asian American Studies and Transnational Asia
The Carolina Asia Center supports and celebrates the work of faculty and students in Asian American Studies and Transnational Asia, recognizing that “Asia” is no longer a geographically distant and discrete place, culture, or group of peoples. As demonstrated by new developments in academia, such as the founding of the journal Verge by scholars of both Asian and Asian-American Studies, the time is ripe for collaborative work between those in these deeply related but long separate fields.
Core Faculty Advisors:
- Ji-Yeon Jo, Asian Studies
- Heidi Kim, English and Comparative Literature
- Eric Muller, School of Law; Center for Faculty Excellence
- Morgan Pitelka, Asian Studies
Initiatives in Progress:
- Visit our events calendar for the latest information on upcoming opportunities.
- For courses on Asian diaspora and related topics, visit our course page.
- For a list of student organizations related to Asia and Asian American experiences, see our student organizations page.
- Southern Mix was inspired by Asian American alumni, and will focus on collecting oral histories from Asian and Asian American residents of the Triangle, of North Carolina, and of the larger region of the South. The Carolina Asia Center is collaborating with the Southern Oral History Program and the Alumni Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity to gather these personal biographies. This project will include a wide range of stories of escape, immigration, cultural assimilation, or even how to cook a grandparent’s favorite meal. Please visit http://southernmixvoices.com for more information.
- A preliminary planning document for Asian American Studies, which can be accessed in draft form here.
- The Refugees from Burma and UNC-Chapel Hill Knowledge Hub: UNDER CONSTRUCTION.