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  • Dr. Pitelka, Japanese Ceramics, and the Ackland Art Museum: A Video Lecture

    On Friday, October 8th, the Ackland Art Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society, on view until January 9, 2022. Don’t … Continued

  • Consider a Major in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

    Interested in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean? We have language and culture classes regardless of your starting level, and separate major and minor tracks for each culture. Interested in Hindi-Urdu and the films and literatures of India? You can major in … Continued

  • Apply to our 2022 fall MA program!

    The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (DAMES) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Master’s program.   Priority deadline—December 14, 2021 NOTE: If you want to be considered for FLAS … Continued

  • Meet the Grad Students: Samir Sefiane!

    Here’s a little bit about Samir, one of the students in the first DAMES graduate program cohort! Tell us about yourself! I graduated from North Carolina State University last year with a Bachelor’s in History and a Middle East studies … Continued