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Ashley Rivenbark ’14 publishes article

January 10, 2017

An alumna of the Department of Asian Studies, Ashley Rivenbark, who earned a B.A. with a concentration in Chinese, recently published an article, “Of Art and Cultural Revolution,” in China Hands Magazine.  Her article explores the cultural politics of remembrance and forgetfulness … Read more

Diversity Statement

December 9, 2016

We, the undersigned faculty and staff in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, welcome Chancellor Folt’s recently published statements on inclusion and diversity.  Likewise, we emphatically reaffirm University policy on discrimination, academic freedom, and … Read more

Afroz Taj: Artist After Hours

November 21, 2016

You may know Dr. Afroz Taj as a professor of South Asian Studies, but did you know that he’s also a poet, stage actor, and host of his own popular radio show?  And he’s in the spotlight this week on … Read more

Guest Lecture with Mostafa Abedinifard

October 26, 2016

On September 1, 2016, Mostafa Abedinifard of McEwan University in Canada, gave a guest lecture via skype on the topic of “Masculinities and Male Privilege in Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation” for Claudia Yaghoobi’s “Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East” … Read more

Julia Tenyotkin receives Boren Fellowship

August 2, 2016

Chinese minor Julia Tenyotkin (2012) has just been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship, which supports language and other studies deemed critical to U.S. national security.  Click here to read the whole story.

Jordan Maly-Preuss named Ertegun Scholar

July 20, 2016

Jordan Maly-Preuss, a Hebrew minor from the class of 2013, has won the prestigious Ertegun Graduate Scholarship, and will be going to Oxford to pursue an MA in Classics. Jordan will be studying Greek and Latin linguistics and papyrology.  Click … Read more

Matt Coss receives a Chancellor’s Award

April 19, 2016

Senior Chinese major Matt Coss has received the Class of 1938 Joseph F. Patterson Jr. & Alice M. Patterson International Leadership Award! Established in 1977, this award is presented to the undergraduate who has made the most significant contribution to … Read more

Department of Asian Studies Statement on HB2

April 18, 2016

In light of the recent passage of NC House Bill 2 (HB2), members of the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Asian Studies affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.  We are fully committed to the University’s Policy … Read more