Arabic Halaqa: The Life and Journey of Ahmad Ibn FaDlan, 10th Century Arab Traveler | Oct. 7, 5PM

Room 130, John Hope Franklin Center

Speaker Saad el Hadi is from Mauritania. A light meal will be served. 

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"The Politics of Remembering the Korean War: Blockbuster Films, History and Social Memory" | Sept. 28, 5PM

Carpenter Room, Rubenstein Library (Room 249)

Presentation followed by reception, open to all! Event is sponsored by the Asian Pacific Studies Institute, AMES Presents, and Duke Korea Forum. 

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Conflict Modeling & Games, Humanities Writ Large | Sept. 22, 6PM

The Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Franklin Center (Room 240)

Come to our inaugural meeting for a fun night of games and food to learn more about our group! For more information, contact Leo Ching lching@duke.edu. 


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Decolonizing the Earth: for a Grounded Intellectual Movement | Sept. 19, 12PM

Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 -- Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (Garage)

"Kuan-Hsing Chen is a professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of the Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University. He has held visiting professorships at universities in Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English, including edited volumes in English: Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies (1996) and Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (1998); and in Chinese: De-Imperialization-Asia as Method (2006), Cultural Studies in Taiwan (2000) and The Partha Chatterjee Seminar--Locating Political Society: Modernity, State Violence and Postcolonial Democracies (2000). His own books include Media/Cultural Criticism: A Popular-Democratic Line of Flight (1992, in Chinese), and The Imperialist Eye (2003, in Korean). An active intellectual, he has organized and participated in many local, regional and international events. His writings have frequently been translated and published in Korea, China and Japan. He was founding President of the Cultural Studies Association, Taiwan, and is on the board of the (international) Association for Cultural Studies. A core member of Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, he is a co-executive editor of the journal and the book series Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements."
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Congratulations to the 2016 Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Graduates

1st and 2nd Majors Arabic: Leila Alapour Susanna Kate Booth Tessa May Deardorff** Alimat Emiola (1st) Jessica Ashley Gold (1st)** Maura Rose Guyler Zelie Alexandra Lewis Kehaan Hussain Manjee Tara Katherine Mooney Thao Thi Nguyen (1st)*** Eric Francis Peterson (1st) Nura Smadi Jack Brian Stanovsek (1st) Rosemary Odoaru Williams…
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The Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Students Workshop | Duke, December 4-5, 2015

This workshop addresses the inseparability of context and content in the Arabic classroom. As in its subtitle, the workshop will investigate parameters of the experience of learning Arabic in higher education. The noticeable growth in Arabic studies in the first decade of the 21-century provides an opportunity for assessment…
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Global Korean Literature at a Crossroads: Celebration of Continuity and Transformation, Nov 12-13

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Thursday, 12 November 2015 3:00pm Welcome 3:10 - 5:10pm Divided Knowledge and Trans-Borders Chair: Eileen Chow, Duke University Awakening from Ruin: Ch'oe Inhun and the Unfulfilled Bildungsroman of the 1960s Intellectual We Jung YI, Penn State University Placing North Korean Literature in Korean Studies Immanuel J. KIM, Binghampton University…
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Orhan Pamuk Events, Nov 12-13

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DUMESC invites you to join us for the much anticipated and exciting events featuring Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. Note: the following events are free and open to the public. Nov. 12 | A Strangeness in My Mind |Orhan Pamuk Public Talk & Conversation w/ Erdağ Göknar | Nasher Museum…
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Gil Anidjar Talk & Seminar, Nov 12-13

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November 12 at 12:00PM Smith Warehouse, Garage Blood from the East: Race, Vampires, Sacrifice RSVP to serena.elliott@duke.edu if you would like to attend this exciting lecture. November 13 at 9:00AM John Hope Franklin Center, Room 130 Between Conversion and Translation “Between these two vectors— that which is no more,…
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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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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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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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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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