Workshop | January 28 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project,
UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
Join us for the second of three sessions exploring the theme of Power and Authority. This program is designed to help educators prepare students to understand cross-regional and thematic elements in global history. The workshop includes a scholar lecture, model lesson, and collaborative planning time.
RSVP online by January 15.
Lecture | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kevin Woods, Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
The presentation demonstrates how contemporary land governance reform in Burma, despite excitement on the opportunity for a fresh start, is borne out of legacies of war, racialized subjects, and state territorial politics.
Lecture | February 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dalmini, Kebon Indah batik cooperative
Daniel Gundlach, The Language of Cloth
Batik, meaning the technique of applying wax to cloth and dyeing it, is practiced in many parts of the world but is particularly associated with Java, Indonesia where the craft has been practiced for centuries and where it has reached levels of great artistry. This event will review how batik is made, stressing the traditional methods.
Lecture | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University
From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent, sporadic, collective acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk, which draws on scholarship from Indonesia and India, as well as from other work on Myanmar, seeks to make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as communal.
Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sylvia Nam, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine
Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
Tempted by their expansive authority over Chinas economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, Chinas leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable... More >
Gamelan Sari Raras: Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri
Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Javanese shadow play with gamelan accompaniment by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri
Gamelan Sari Raras is a performing ensemble in the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of Midiyanto and Ben Brinner it includes students and former students at Berkeley as well as... More >
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections, University of California, Berkeley
The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.