In this lecture, Professor Eiko Maruko Siniawer will examine how ideas about waste and wastefulness have shifted in postwar Japan, from the mid-1940s through the present day. Discussions of what constituted a waste of time, stuff, and resources, she will … Read more
In the early twentieth century, the anthropological function of film was carried out on the mimetic dimension of the gesture. Everywhere, from South America to East Asia, intellectuals and theorists addressed the increasing importance of the movies for the transnational transformation … Read more
Although Vishwakarma worship in India has long been associated with hereditary artisan castes and their hand tools, his presence has moved beyond crafts workshops and into workplaces associated with the country’s infrastructural systems and networks: factories, engineering schools, design studios, … Read more
Ellora, Western India, is a World Heritage Site with thirty-four magnificent Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temple-caves excavated and sculpted from the mountain’s rock. Ellora Cave 10, a 7th-century Buddhist chaitya hall, or shrine, features a towering seated Buddha sculpted with … Read more
The advent of sports broadcasting in Japan in the 1920s necessitated the creation of new forms of oral narrative performance. The sporting events themselves offered the narrative frame, and the task before the radio broadcaster was to present that bare … Read more
Attend this info session to learn more about FLAS Fellowships, and meet UNC staff who administer FLAS. DeBerry Board Room (3009), FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-CH Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are academic year and summer-long grants … Read more
Are you graduating this year? Looking for an opportunity for fellowship, work, and adventure? Apply to be a Princeton in Asia fellow for 2019-20! Don't delay - applications close November 2, 2018. Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit … Read more
Dr. Vineeta is Professor of Sociology and Head of the South Asia Program at the National University of Singapore.
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