Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Congratulates the following 2015 recipients:

1st & 2nd MAJORS


Leila Alapour
Caroline Allen Ardery (1st)
Briarlee Madeline Barrow
Claire Chaffinch Coyne (1st)
Seliat Dairo (1st)
Steven Russell Davidson
Stephanie Janice Egeler (1st)*
Kaidi Gao (1st)*
Ryan Michael Gaylord
Anna Katelin Lamb*
Mayyadda Major (1st)
Lance Patrick McClanahan (1st)
Courtney Aleia Murray (1st)***
Lawrence G. Nemeh
Daniel Eugene O'Keefe
Dylan Hamlet Peterson (1st)
Malena Marguerite Price
Nicholle E Romero
Alexander J. Schnapp (1st)
Amber Sarah Watson


Nicholas George Balkissoon
Sophia Blair (1st)
Andrea Dragone (1st)
Emelyn Carrie Erickson (IDM)
Emily Zhe-Yun Feng
Gianandrea Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona
Fei Gao
Samuel D. Jamieson-Drake (1st)
Leah Caroline Ling (1st)
Anna Quian*
Conor Andrew Quinn


Alexis Shamal Morton (1st)***
Jaya Zhane Powell**
Yi Wang*
(IDM)- Interdepartmental Major: Romance Studies/AMES (Chinese)
***Graduation with Highest Distinction
**Graduation with High Distinction
*Graduation with Distinction

MINORS: Language & Literature Track


Talal Salem Al-Sabah
Jamie P. Bergstrom*
Oren Bukspan
Erica Dawn Gendell*
Miranda Goodwin-Raab*
Sarah Elizabeth Haas
Andrew Leon Hanna*
Lydia Sherwood Thurman
Ronnie J. Wimberley Jr.*
Jacob Zionce*


Bianca Bracht
Chenchen Feng
Alex Victor Gersovitz
Amanda Michelle Ho*
Weiqiao Huang*
Paul Daniel Jaskowski
David Carlton Jones
Anna Elizabeth Knight
William Walton Knowles
Chloe Frances Maleski*
Joshua Alexander Mitchell
Sooryoun Park
Anjali Rashmee Sawh*
Christophe Dakota Viret
Jeanny Hualing Wang
Si Mimi Yang*
Kelly Zhang*


Kanchan Chauhan    


James Patrick Bando* Duke Duk Kyeom Kim* Jeffrey Guanzhe Liu*


Hyun Joon Cho*
Jasmine Eunyang Kim
Michelle Heeyun Lee
Anna Olekanma*
Jeannie Yim*
Jina Yun*
*Literature Track


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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October 2015

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