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Friday, February 24, 2017

East Asian Topologies of Power: An Interdisciplinary Cross-Currents Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 1:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 - Geballe Room

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

This symposium will bring into conversation the guest editors of three recent issues of the UC Berkeley-based e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review and three additional East Asia scholars to explore the special issues’ thematic convergence on China and its neighbors, on space, and on cartography. Rather than regarding the emergence of the state as a top-down imposition,...   More >

An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner

Description:
Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alliances In The Indo-Pacific: A Practitioner's Perspective

Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr.

 Institute of International Studies

Vice Adm. Robert Thomas graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College.

As a career submarine officer, Thomas has served on fast-attack submarines operating in both U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command theaters of operation. His assignments included USS...   More >

Saturday, March 11, 2017

SEAS Fundraiser for Undocumented Students in Memory of Jeffrey Hadler

Social Event | March 11 | 3 p.m. |  CycleBar

 1929 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

“Since the election, my world has been turned upside down in all aspects of life. I’m scared and worried my family won’t be here tomorrow. With the uncertainty, how can I be expected to focus on anything else?” (Undergraduate, Class of 2018)

In these uncertain times, we invite you to stand with vulnerable members of our campus community by joining us in a fundraiser for the Undocumented...   More >

 family are welcome! all riders under 18 need parental sign off on a waiver

 $15 (Student Rate) $100

  Registration opens February 21. Register online by March 11.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Lecture | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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”.

Nick Cheesman

Monday, April 3, 2017

ATC Lecture – Tiffany Chung “Remapping History: The Unwanted Population”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater

 Tiffany Chung

 Center for New Media , Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Global Urban Humanities

Tiffany Chung will discuss her comparative study of forced migration through the current global refugee crises, most notably the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis, and the post-1975 Vietnamese mass exodus. The Syria Project consists of cartographic works tracing the colonial partitioning of the Middle East with politically constructed borders, and mapping areas of conflict and the growing...   More >

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Duterte’s Violent “Right” Populism in the Philippines

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mark Thompson, Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Since his election, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a violent crackdown on drugs. For many Filipinos, this state violence has created a sense of political order amidst weak institutions. Duterte's “right” populism shows similarities to illiberalism elsewhere in Southeast Asia but differs from “rich world” right populism represented by Trump and the European far right.

Mark Thompson

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Structure of Speculation: Phnom Penh as a Real Estate Frontier

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sylvia Nam, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Sylvia Nam

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Applied History And The Uses (And Misuses) Of The Past

Lecture | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute of International Studies

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and...   More >

Monday, April 24, 2017

China’s Economic Statecraft Toward Myanmar and North Korea

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Tempted by their expansive authority over China’s 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, China’s leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable...   More >

Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

 Department of Music

Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, 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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Buddhist Sectarianism in Burma’s Last Kingdom

Colloquium | May 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexandra Kaloyanides, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

The collapse of Burma’s final kingdom was devastating for the Buddhist organizations that depended on its royal sponsorship. The nineteenth-century encroachment of the British Raj crippled both the Konbaung Dynasty and its once-powerful monastic establishment, but it also created opportunities for opposition parties. One adversarial Buddhist sect, the Paramats, was particularly active between the...   More >

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular...   More >

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

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

 Library

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.