Doordarshan Interview of Hindi Writer Vinod Kumar Shukla and Translator, Satti Khanna of the Duke Hindi Program

Conceived by writer and literary activist Namita Gokhale, the programme will have a participatory and inclusive format and showcase the multilingual diversity of Indian Literature. Addressing literary issues of contemporary through dialogue and conversation, Kitabnama shall feature books, readings and encounters with writers from the spheres of Hindi, English…
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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 ( 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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Sound Artist YAN JUN, April 12-13

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Audiovisualities Lab is pleased to present two performances by Chinese sound artist, YAN Jun: Sunday, April 12, at the Carrack Modern Art, 111 W. Parrish Street, Durham 5:30 Reception 7:00 Performance Monday, April 13, The Garage, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, Duke University 5:30 Reception 7:00 Performance Please join us…
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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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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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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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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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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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Decolonial Taiwan

Professor Guo-Juin Hong's video installation comments on ongoing aspects of colonialism in Taiwan

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