Chang Chen and Liao Yun-Chang 

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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.


 

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

The Bible in Judaism: Beyond the Text, March 24, 4:30PM

Located in Westbrook 0014 Dr. Marc Brettler, Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University.
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Paradox of the Post Cold War in Asia Series Workshop II, March 24, 10:00AM-3:00PM

Located in Franklin Center Room 240 What does "independence" mean, from what, for whom? In the so-called postcolonial and post-Cold War globalized East Asia, :independence," as a political and cultural discourse, seems irrelevant and anachronistic. However, with the Cold War structure of divisions and American military occupation still deeply…
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April 2014

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