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APSI Speaker Series: Janet Chen (Princeton), "Learning to Speak 'Mandarin' in China, 1913-1935," October 14, 4:30PM

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APSI Speaker Series: "Learning to Speak 'Mandarin'" A Lecture by Professor Janet Chen (Princeton University) Wednesday, October 14, 4:30 PM @ Rubenstein 249, Carpenter Room Professor Chen's talk draws from her book manuscript in progress, titled The Sounds of Mandarin: The Making of a National Language in China and…
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Ha Jin Blackburn Reading & Story Lab Lunch Talk, October 7 & 8

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Blackburn Reading Series: Ha Jin Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 PM @ Duke East Parlors Acclaimed Chinese-American novelist, poet, short story author Ha Jin (Xuefei Jin) is a Professor of English at Boston University. He has been the recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the…
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Cine-East Film Series: A Tribute to Video Artist Shigeko Kubota (1937-2015), October 7, 7PM

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Cine-East Film Series: A Tribute to Video Artist Shigeko Kubota, 1937-2015 Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 PM @ Richard White Lecture Hall Shigeko Kubota (1937-2015) was a Japanese video artist, sculptor and avant-garde performance artist. Kubota is known for constructing sculptural installations with a strong DIY aesthetic, which include sculptures…
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YAN Lianke Author Talk & Workshop, September 25 & 26

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AMES is excited to be hosting Chinese author YAN Lianke, as well as a number of scholars from China for a weekend event. Please see the attached flyer for details and email Professor Carlos Rojas (c.rojas@duke.edu) to RSVP or if you have any questions. September 25 12:00-2:00PM Franklin Center…
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Seventy-Year-Old Shadows of Hiroshima Art Exhibition & Panel Discussion, September 22, 6:00PM

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD SHADOWS OF HIROSHIMA 6pm Art Exhibition Opening Reception 7-9pm Panel Discussion Location: Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, East Campus, Duke University *Refreshments provided In August 1945, two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing more than 129,000 people. It…
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35 Years After the Kwangju Massacre: The Politics and Poetics of Witnessing, April 20, 5PM

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Join AMES, APSI, and the Korea Forum in welcoming Korean writers Han Kang and Lim Chul-Woo for a discussion on the Kwangju Massacre and its aftermath.
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Professor Vladminir Tikhonov, Namminjon, April 15, 4:30PM

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 4:30-6:00PM @ Friedl 225 Namminjŏn (The Front for National Liberation of South Korea, 1976-1979) represented both the continuation and further development of socialist radicalism in South Korea. Namminjŏn believed in the efficacy of street struggles and, eventually, armed uprising rather than parliamentary politics; it also…
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Dhrupad Aesthetics with Uday Bhawalker, April 8, 7PM

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Join us in enjoying intimate spiritual music from India featuring renowned vocalist Uday Bhawalkar and accompanying percussionist Pratap Awad in a concert of Dhrupad Ragas.
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Film Screening of "26 Years," April 7, 7PM

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26 years ago, during the Gwangju Democratization Movement, state troops were ordered to open fire on civilians in the city of Gwangju who were demonstrating as part of a democratic movement. Thousands of civilians were killed and the massace is considered one of the most tragic events in South…
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Arabic Majors Distinguished Lecture, April 6, 5PM

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Join the Arabic Program in celebrating our Arabic Majors with a reception and lecture to follow by Nasser Rabbat of MIT. His talk is titled, "Arab Cities and the Limits of Supra-Urbanization."
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Duke Japanese Speech Contest, April 4, 1:00PM

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Join us in enjoying short speeches given by Japanese language students from Duke and other regional universities.
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The Inaugural Critical Asian Humanities Workshop, April 3-4

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Duke University will host a select graduate student conference on April 3rd, 2015, in conjunction with its first annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop, which will run from April 3rd to April 4th. Integrating approaches and methodologies from cultural studies, critical theory, and area studies, Critical Asian Humanities is an…
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