Southeastern Conference for Asian Studies, Jan. 18-20, at UNCW

Friday, January 04, 2013

The UNCW Department of Public and International Affairs is bringing several Asian scholars together for the Southeast Conference Association for Asian Studies, Jan. 18-20, at the Hilton Riverside, downtown Wilmington.

Registration is required for the conference, but the Jan. 18 film showing of The Good, The Bad, The Weird, sponsored by the Korea Foundation, is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in Korean with English subtitles at 7 p.m. at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington.

In addition to the film, the conference includes a lecture by the national president of the Association for Asian Studies, Harvard University anthropologist Theodore Bestor. His remarks will focus on "culture and memory" after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Other cheduled activities include panel discussions about Chinese diplomacy and world politics, Japanese cultural arts, Korean contemporary and historical perspectives, and contemporary studies of India and Pakistan, among other topics.

Media contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910-962-7631,