In the variegated landscape of Filipino paranormal practice, one phenomenon garnered worldwide attention in the last quarter of the twentieth century: psychic surgery. A form of spiritual healing in which the practitioner, or espiritista, usually male, operates on the body of … Read more
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As part of Carolina Asia Center's China Speaker Series, Professor Steven Rosefielde of the Economics department at UNC will present on "The Future of Market Communist China: Guns, Better Trade and Hegemony." He will discuss contemporary China with a focus … Read more
Tea & Talk with Maximilian Conley ’19, Phillips Ambassador to Japan in Spring 2018. Impersonal research and personal experience; past and present; nature and society. These categories become difficult to distinguish at times, but especially during catastrophic disasters such as … Read more
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 … Read more
There is an urgency in the road building activity on India’s borders. These roads, we are told, will secure the nation and bring development to its peripheral areas. In this paper, I go deeper into the many layers, pieces and … Read more
The rugged Lao-Vietnamese borderlands have long been a zone of refuge and encounter, of conflict and exchange. This is particularly true for the early years of French colonial expansion, when local powerbrokers from diverse ethnic groups assessed, negotiated or resisted … Read more
Can modern concepts such as transgression, inclusion/exclusion, self/the other help us to better understand medieval subjectivity? Can medieval works shed light on out understanding of modern subjectivity? By looking at Attar's poetry contrapuntally with medieval European literature and modern theory, … Read more
How does labor migration affect Southeast Asian forests? Political forests and agroforests in Indonesia have been declining rapidly as millions of hectares are given over to industrial plantations and mines, aggravating rural labor surpluses and increasing rates of domestic and … Read more
A lecture by Anne Hansen, Professor of Religious Studies and Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Buddhist Temporality and Interpretations of Mass Atrocity in Cambodia Buddhist prophesies about the end of our time and the dawning of a … Read more
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