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Friday, September 7, 2012

The South China Sea and Re-Assessing Regional Order in Asia

Conference/Symposium | September 7 – 8, 2012 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The South China Sea has recently been a flashpoint in relations between an increasingly powerful China and nations that ring the sea. Resources, strategic interests, security concerns, and legal aspects of the conflict are the subject of this conference.

Participants include:
Richard Buxbaum, UC Berkeley
Lowell Dittmer, UC Berkeley
Don Emmerson, Stanford University
Xing Hang, Brandeis...   More >

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The South China Sea and Re-Assessing Regional Order in Asia

Conference/Symposium | September 7 – 8, 2012 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The South China Sea has recently been a flashpoint in relations between an increasingly powerful China and nations that ring the sea. Resources, strategic interests, security concerns, and legal aspects of the conflict are the subject of this conference.

Participants include:
Richard Buxbaum, UC Berkeley
Lowell Dittmer, UC Berkeley
Don Emmerson, Stanford University
Xing Hang, Brandeis...   More >



Bordering China: Interactions with Vietnam and Taiwan in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Lecture | September 8 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Two talks by UC Berkeley graduate students, described below, explore aspects of historical Chinese interactions with its neighbors at this brown bag luncheon session. Current UC Berkeley students can sign up for lunch.

Peiting C. Li
"Crossing imperial and national boundaries: political and business networks of Taiwanese...   More >

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Attitudes Toward Gender Inequality Among Muslims: A Survey Experiment

Lecture | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Danielle Lussier, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Grinnell College; M . Steven Fish, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Religion, Politics, and Globalization Program (RPGP)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Appetites and Aspirations in 19th Century Vietnam

Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), 6F Conference Room


Erica Peters, Director, Culinary Historians of Northern California

Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Erica Peters will discuss her recent book, which explores how French colonial rule affected Vietnamese culture and cuisine, including how it came to influence the taste of such iconic products as Vietnamese fish sauce and rice, as well as how the Vietnamese resisted French control at the table and in the marketplace.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Territories of Poverty Conference: A New Agenda of Poverty Scholarship

Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2012 every day | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Blum Hall Plaza


Center for South Asia Studies, Department of City and Regional Planning, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies


The start of the new millennium is marked by a rediscovery of poverty and a great upsurge in poverty action. The call to “make poverty history” is now ubiquitous, marking a widespread optimism about capitalism’s future. At the same time, economic crisis in North America and in the Eurozone threatens both the last vestiges of the North Atlantic welfare state and prevalent models of capital...   More >

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Territories of Poverty Conference: A New Agenda of Poverty Scholarship

Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2012 every day | 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Blum Hall Plaza


Center for South Asia Studies, Department of City and Regional Planning, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies


The start of the new millennium is marked by a rediscovery of poverty and a great upsurge in poverty action. The call to “make poverty history” is now ubiquitous, marking a widespread optimism about capitalism’s future. At the same time, economic crisis in North America and in the Eurozone threatens both the last vestiges of the North Atlantic welfare state and prevalent models of capital...   More >

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pivoting to Asia: What Does It Really Mean?

Lecture | September 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dr. John J. Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic International Studies

Institute of International Studies


John Hamre became CSIS President and CEO in 2000. Before joining CSIS, he served as the Deputy Secretary of Defense. From 1993-1997, he was the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). In 2007 Secretary Gates appointed him to serve as chairman of the Defense Policy Board.

Prior to the Department of Defense, Dr. Hamre worked for ten years on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also served...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bukak Api (Malaysia, 2000): Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Documentary | September 24 | 4-5:20 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


This film was made to heighten HIV/AIDS awareness amongst the sex worker community in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur.

It is being presented as part of a mini-film festival showing a selection of feature films and documentaries from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia that look at LGBT issues from different perspectives.

Director: Osman Ali
Running time: 80 minutes


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.



Pecah Lobang (Malaysia, 2009): Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Documentary | September 24 | 5:30-6:10 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


This film examines the lives of transsexuals, known as 'Mak Nyah' in Malay, living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Short Films from Singapore: Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Short | September 25 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


This screening will present some recent short films from Singapore relating to LGBT issues, with films by Lincoln Chia, Regina Tan, Junfeng Boo, Royston Tan and Leon Cheo.


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.



Discussion with Leon Cheo: Making Films and Exploring Gender Identities in Singapore

Special Event | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Leon Cheo, independent filmmaker

Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Singaporean filmmaker Leon Cheo will discuss his short film, 'Swing', that will be screened on this day as part of the film series on gender and identity in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, and also answer questions about his work and about making films in Singapore with these particular themes.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Madame X (Indonesia, 2010): Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Feature | September 26 | 3:30-5:15 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


A vibrant high-spirited film about Indonesia's first pre-op transsexual superhero who works to fight intolerance.


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.



Lovely Man (Indonesia, 2011): Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Feature | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Widely acclaimed drama about a transvestite sex worker in Jakarta who is suddenly confronted by his teenaged daughter, a devout Muslim, from the family he abandoned years ago.


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Children of Srikandi (Indonesia, 2012): Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Film - Feature | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Made by a collective of Indonesian filmmakers, this film is one of the first to be made about queer women in Indonesia. Eight stories are interwoven with shadow theater scenes that tell the story of Srikandi, one of the characters of the Indian Mahabharata.


Screenings are free. Mature subject matter. Not suitable for young teens or children.



PANEL: Exploring Gender Identities in Indonesia and Malaysia

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 5:15-7 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Laura Coppens, Producer, Children of Srikandi; James Hoesterey, Assistant Professor of Religion, Emory University; Meredith Weiss, Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY Albany

Center for Southeast Asia Studies


The three panelists will present insights and analysis relating to the ongoing CSEAS mini-film festival focused on exploring LGBT issues in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. This panel will look most specifically at Malaysia and Indonesia.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall Free for All - Music Department Events: Cal Performances' Fall Free for All

Performing Arts - Music | September 30 | 12-3:45 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus


Department of Music, Cal Performances


12pm, Morrison Hall Loft
JAVANESE GAMELAN Midiyanto previews music for the November 17 shadow play*

1pm, Hertz Hall
DAVITT MORONEY, harpsichord: A Recital of Keyboard Music by Bach, Purcell, Couperin, Byrd, Marchand. *

2pm,
JEFF DAVIS, American Music on the 61-bell Carillon*

3pm, Hertz Hall
UNIVERSITY CHORUS & CHAMBER CHORUS, Marika Kuzma, director:
A Harvest of Song*


All Audiences

All Audiences