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Global Heel: Luoyi Cai

May 13, 2024

COIL enriches Chinese language learning at Carolina  “What have been your happiest moments in life?” Luoyi Cai asked her students.  Winning a tough sports game, earning a scholarship to study abroad, they said.  Cai was in her third year at … Read more

Robin Visser Chats about New Book in Podcast

May 13, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Robin Visser, who was interviewed about her new book for the New Books Network Podcast: You can read more about Dr. Visser’s book, Questioning Borders: Ecoliteratures in China and Taiwan (Columbia UP, 2023), in this previous … Read more

Seniors Present Research at 2024 Senior Honors Colloquium

May 1, 2024

On April 25th, 2024, seniors from the Departments of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, American Studies, and Religious Studies presented their theses in our yearly honors colloquium to their friends, family, and the general public. After showcasing their research and … Read more

New Carolina Asia Center Director Announced!

April 29, 2024

Dr. Pamela Lothspeich has been chosen as the new Director of the Carolina Asia Center! Former CAC Director Morgan Pitelka stated, “With her significant experience managing programs at the IAH and serving in leadership positions in DAMES, I know the … Read more

Dr. Yaghoobi Appointed Roshan Distinguished Professor

April 29, 2024

Please join us all here in DAMES in congratulating Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, who has been appointed Roshan Distinguished Professor. (You can read more about Roshan Institute and its contributions to UNC here.)

DAMES Graduating Senior Featured in College Up Close

March 6, 2024

Logan Dosher’s interest in studying Chinese was sparked during an immersive Mandarin language program in Xi’an, China. Dosher, a UNC senior from Winston-Salem, traveled there on a full scholarship after his junior year of high school as part of the … Read more

Professor Lini Ge Polin Chats about CAC STARTALK

March 5, 2024

I recently interviewed Professor Lini Ge Polin about the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) STARTALK, a program she and her colleagues here in DAMES, not to mention the local community, have created for teachers of Chinese from across the country! Professor … Read more

Article Prize Won by Dr. Lothspeich

March 5, 2024

Here in DAMES, our professors do more than teach. They inspire, they collaborate, they research, they write… and they publish! During the annual meeting of the Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies this year, the 2024 article prize … Read more