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Professor Mark Driscoll’s forthcoming book

August 24, 2020

Professor Mark Driscoll’s forthcoming book, The Whites Are Enemies of Heaven, considers Western imperialism in Asia in the nineteenth century, and proposes a new theory of “climate caucasianism” that links racism with environmental destruction in an innovative matter, demonstrating the close … Read more

Profile of Professor Nadia Yaqub’s Newest Book

August 21, 2020

Professor Nadia Yaqub’s recent book Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution (University of Texas Press, 2018) situates Palestinian cinema squarely within mid-20th century political cinema. In her introduction, Yaqub writes “Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution is an … Read more

Profile of T.J. Turner, Asian Studies Alum

July 9, 2020

T.J. Turner of Kernersville graduated in the spring of 2020, part of this most unusual class of students who were unable to take part in the standard graduation ceremony and departmental celebrations that typically mark the end of the undergraduate … Read more

We have a new name!

July 1, 2020

As of July 1, 2020, the Department of Asian Studies (DAS) is changing its name to the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (DAMES). The faculty voted unanimously in the fall of 2019 to change our name to more … Read more

A Profile of Andrew Nenow, Asian Studies Major

June 15, 2020

Andrew Nenow is a rising senior with an Asian Studies major and a Computer and Information Science major. He hails from Boone, North Carolina, and came to Chapel Hill as a transfer student from Appalachian State University. He recently was … Read more

Statement on Racism and Police Brutality

June 2, 2020

The Department of Asian Studies stands united with our students, university colleagues, and community members against racism and police brutality. We reject systemic bias and violence against people of color. At this moment in particular—amidst anti-Asian discrimination in the age … Read more