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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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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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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Eitan Bar-Yosef, "Africa in Israeli Culture: Fantasies and Encounters," March 30, 5:30PM

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Eitan Bar-Yosef (Ben Gurion University) discusses his work on "Africa in Israeli Culture: Fantasies and Encounters."Eitan Bar-Yosef is a literary scholar and cultural historian specializing in Victorian studies and postcolonialism. His work has focused on British Imperial culture with an emphasis on Britain's colonial interests in Palestine, the role…
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East Asian Language Pedagogy Research Cluster, Professor Bumyong Choi, February 20, 4:30PM

East Asian Language Pedagogy Research Cluster Professor Bumyong Choi FRIDAY, FEB 20 @ 4:30PM Franklin Center 028
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Spring 2015 Korea Forum, Professor Hakyoon Lee, February 19, 6:30PM

Spring 2015 Korea Forum Professor Hakyoon Lee THURSDAY, FEB 19 @ 6:30PM Franklin Center 028 Dinner will be provided!
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From East to West: An Evening of Classical Music, February 12, 7PM

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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies presents “From East to West: An Evening of Classical Music,” February 12 at 7:00PM in the Duke Divinity Alumni Memorial Common Room. (Map: We are very pleased to welcome Israeli Pianist Ido Ariel…
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Professor Donald Baker (UBC), "Is North Korea Religious? An Unexpected Aspect of a Secretive Society," January 27, 4:00-5:15PM

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"Is North Korea Religious? An Unexpected Aspect of a Secretive Society" Professor Donald Baker (UBC) JANUARY 27, 2015 Perkins 118 @ 4:00PM North Korea proudly proclaims that human beings do not need religion but instead should rely only on their fellow human beings. Yet observers have noted that the…
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Critical Asian Humanities Workshop & Graduate Conference: CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline: January 20, 2015)

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Call For Papers: Graduate Student Conference in conjunction with the first annual Critical Asian Humanities workshop at Duke University April 3rd, 2015 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…
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AMES Arabic Halaqa Presents Carl Ernst & Al-Hallaj, Monday, December 8, 4:00-5:30PM

Carl Ernst will share his current work on the 10th century mystic poet, Al-Hallaj. Contact: 919 668 2603. Sponsors: Duke Islamic Studies Center Dec 08, 2014 Monday 4:00PM - 5:30PM John Hope Franklin Center 240
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Japanese Film Series, November 14, 5:30-8:00PM

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Come join the Japanese Hall & Japanese Program for the second film of the Japanese Film Series this semester. There will be a free screening of director Yojiro Takita's Departures (Okuribito) at 5:30pm in Perkins Library 217.
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Korea Forum Screening and Discussion: KBS Documentary "Imagining Unified Korea 통일 한국을 그리다" (featuring Duke Engage South Korea) Thursday, November 13, 6:30-8:30PM

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Korea Forum Screening and Discussion: KBS Documentary "Imagining Unified Korea 통일 한국을 그리다" (featuring Duke Engage South Korea) The 3-part KBS documentary "Imagining Unified Korea (통일 한국을 그리다)" features unprecedented access to diasporic communities in North Korea, South Korea, China, Japan, and Russia, and examines the question of whether…
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DAAT Presents: Ching Chong Chinaman, November 7-9

Duke Asian American Theater (DAAT) is proud to present its first full production, Ching Chong Chinaman by Lauren Yee! Ching Chong Chinaman is a hilarious satire about the Wongs, an ultra-assimilated Chinese American family, and Jinqiang (or J), the Chinese "indentured servant" who comes to live with them. The…
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Traditional Chinese Concert & Workshop, November 8, 7-9pm

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The Traditional Chinese Concert and Workshop event will be taking place on Saturday, November 8 from 7-9pm in the Nelson Music Room. Come and enjoy traditional Chinese music performed by the RTP Chinese Music Ensemble and some of our very own Duke students. The event will feature the sounds…
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KUSA Presents: "Save My Seoul" by the Jubilee Project, November 8, 7-9PM

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KUSA Presents: Screening of the Jubilee Project's "Save My Seoul" Saturday, November 8th from 7-9PM @ White Lecture Hall FB Page: The Korean Undergraduate Student Association (KUSA) will be hosting an exclusive advance screening of the Jubilee Project's newest film, "Save My Seoul"! "Save My Seoul" is a…
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Duke Arabic-Hebrew Night, November 4, 5:30-7:30PM

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Join the Arabic and Hebrew programs in enjoying a night of cultural appreciation!
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A Conversation with Playwright Lauren Yee, November 3, 5:00PM

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Duke Asian American Theater (DAAT) hosts playwright Lauren Yee on campus on Monday, November 3 from 5-6 pm in Brody Theater (East Campus). Pizza will provided as Lauren discusses her life and work as an Asian American female playwright. See the attached flyer for more details. This event is…
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Waltz with Bashir, November 2, 6:30PM

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Join us for a film screening of critically acclaimed Waltz with Bashir on Sunday, November 2 starting at 6:30pm. The event will take place in the John Hope Franklin Center, room 240. Food and beverages will be served!
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Meeting Israeli Documentary Filmmaker Duki Dror, "Between Tel-Aviv and Baghdad and Beyond: On Identity and Displacement," October 30, 10-11:30AM

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Join AMES, DUMESC, the Duke Center for Jewish Studies, and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in welcoming Israeli Documentary Filmmaker Duki Dror to Duke University next Thursday, October 30 from 10-11:30am in John Hope Franklin Center 240. Duki Dror will give a talk titled "Between Tel-Aviv and Baghdad…
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Chinese Studies Information Night, October 28, 5:45-7pm

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Come to learn more about majoring or minoring in Chinese at Duke, studying abroad in Chinese, and other exciting opportunities available to you!
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Korean Program Night, October 24, 6:00-8:30PM

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Come join the Korean Program and Korean learners at Duke for a night of delicious Korean food and entertainment!
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Japanese Program Info Night, October 24, 5:30-7:00PM

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Come to learn more about majoring or minoring in Japanese at Duke, studying abroad in Japan, and other exciting opportunities in Japan available to you!
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Japanese Film Series, October 3, 5:30-8:00PM

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Come join the Japanese Hall & Japanese Program for the first film of the Japanese Film Series this semester. There will be a free screening of director Kore-eda Hirokazu's Like Father, Like Son at 5:30pm in Perkins Library 217.
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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, September 27, 5:00-7:00PM

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Join the AMES Chinese Program in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival. Come to learn more about Chinese culture and Duke Langdorm!
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Congratulations to our 2014 AMES Majors and Minors

First* and Second Majors

Nicholas Miller Grace (1st)
Jonathan Davis Hafferkamp (1st)**
Shelby Breanna Hart-Armstrong**
Marianna Dolce Jordan
Desmond Jamal Lee
Catherine Holley McCaffrey
Daniel Eugene O'Keefe
Ellen Marie Paddock
Olivia Grace Wasteneys (I)
Madjiguene Shariza Baranyanka
David Richard Barry
Jiang Jin Anne Debevoise Calello (1st)
Yilin Cao
Emma Elizabeth Fridel
Fei Gao
Adrienne Houdmont
Si Heon Ji (1st)
Esther Hyeji Jun
Laura Jean McLaughlin
Ju Hyun Park
Ethan James Ruby
Ji Young Shim
Seung Hye Shin
Vivian Connie Tsang
Cesar Josue Utuy (1st)
Ian Chen Zhang
Juneyoung Choi
Pramodh Kesavan Ganapathy
Ji Yoon Lee
Remi Sun
Korean: Jordan Joseph Pearson (1st)  

(I)- Interregional Track, Turkish/Arabic
**Graduation with High Distinction


Stephen John Arena*
Christian Anthony Britto*
Christopher Delaney Brown
Andrew Leon Hanna*
Galad Jama*
Noreen Zubair Khan*
Flora Ann Muglia*
Zachary Plaster Pearlstein*
Amanda J Young*
Mehmet Yavuz Acikalin
Catey Lauren Appel*
Jong Hyun Bae
Kyle Trace Bennett
Elizabeth Hardesty Bray
Edwin Chen*
Suk Hyun Choi
Andrew Long Chu
Robert James Collopy
Jin Young Kim*
Samantha Kirsten Koh
Dong Won Kwak
Han Woong Lee
Lauren Ziwen Lee*
Alec John Peterson
Allison DeForest Rose
Chloe Marie Songer
Jeffrey Joseph Wang
Liu Wang
Amelia Paige Wise*
Brian Siulin Yip*
Kanchan Chauhan Kiron
Katerina Griffin-Jakymec*
Kumar Lebeck
Shweta Shukla
Beatrix Esther Hutton*  
Abraham Lee*  
Eugene O Senda
Palenberg SihangWu*
Sophia Sumire
Sarah Dolores Teitell*
Natasha Soon Ahn 
Yvonne Yi Yan Chan*
Sooji Choi

*Literature Track

Chang Chen and Liao Yun-Chang 

WHERE HAVE ALL THE SUNFLOWERS GONE: Dispatches from the Taiwan #OccupyCongress     Student Movement

Wednesday,  April 9   12noon - 2:00 PM   Franklin Center 130

Yun-chang Liao is Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Lih Bao 立報, and Cheng Chang was one of the founding editors of Sifang Bao 四方報—both newspapers are based at Shih Hsin University in Taipei, and have been tentpoles of Taiwan's thriving independent and alternative media scene. 

Sifang Bao is the collective name for newspapers published in five separate linguistic editions—Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamnese—to serve the present multicultural and multilingual landscape of Taiwan with its growing population of labor and marriage migrants from Southeast Asia. Sifang Bao was the first news media to give voice and provide a platform for migrants in their own languages, a radical concept even in 2006 when it was founded—and it has since garnered both widespread critical and popular acclaim in Taiwan and throughout Southeast Asia. More recently, Cheng Chang has been executive producer of 唱四方, Singing in Taiwan; and he as well as Liao are the founders of the newly established Taiwan Immigrant Writing Awards.


Rewriting the Chinese City, April 28, 3:00-4:30PM

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Located in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105
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AMES 2014 Senior Thesis Colloquium, April 22, 5:30-7:30PM

Franklin Center 240 Come join us to celebrate the AMES seniors graduating with distinction: Jonathan Hafferkamp "Reframing Youth Apathy in Jordan: An Anarchist Approach to Politics in the Hashemite Kingdom" Shelby Hart-Armstrong "Visual Battleground: Contestation of Egyptian Public Spaces" Reception will follow.
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Reasonable Accommodations? Minorities in Globalized Nation States, April 17, 9:00AM-12:00PM

240 John Hope Franklin Center Speakers: Laurie Patton, Duke University Claudia Koonz, Duke University Abdullah Antepli, Duke University
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Reading the Diary of an Omi Merchant: Nakae Katsujiro and His Travel to America, April 17, 4:30-6:00PM

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Dr. Jun Uchida, Stanford University Located in Perkins 217
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Leaving Cairo with Morsi, April 16, 12:00-1:00PM

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Located in John Hope Franklin Center 240
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Cultural Politics in East Asia, April 11, 3:00-4:30PM

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Located in Friedl 225
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Arabic Night at Duke, April 21, 6:00-8:00PM

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Located in Richard White Hall
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Staged Reading of Original Translated Scenes, April 22, 7:30PM

Located in Sheafer Theater, Bryan Center Nine scenes (of about 7 minutes each) from plays translated into and performed in English for the first time, including plays from France, Haiti, Poland, China, and the US Followed by brief Q&A with the translators.
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Remapping a Discipline: Modern Chinese Literatures, April 3-6

Please join us for a four-day international workshop on Remapping a Discipline: Modern Chinese Literatures, which will survey the field of modern Chinese literatures as it is currently configured, while examining new directions in which it is moving. The workshop will explore the diversity of ethnic, national, and linguistic…
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Japanese Speech Contest, March 29, 1:00-4:00PM

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Located in Perkins 217
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Arabic 408 Video Animation Presentations, April 3, 3:00-4:15PM

Located in John Hope Franklin Center 240 Video topics include: health care, schooling and education, job searches and interview skills, and INJAZ
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The Arts of the Revolution: Microphone, April 2, 7:00PM

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Located in Richard White Lecture Hall Presented by Prof. Ellen McLarney (AMES)
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Opportunities in the Arab World: The Aftermath of the Arab Spring, April 4, 4:00PM

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Third Annual Arabic Majors Distinguished Lecture Featuring Moderator Dr. Bruce Lawrence, Salah Brahimi, Dr. Doaa Taha, and Sherif Elkhouly. Located in Westbrook 0014W
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Arabic Calligraphy Night, March 25, 6:15-7:30PM

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Hosted by Professors Muhammad Habib and Glaire Anderson Located in Gray 220
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Islam Awareness Month 2014

March 2015

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