Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies

What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >

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), Institute of East Asian Studies

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 >

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

23andMe's Africa Research Project

Colloquium | April 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research, 23AndMe

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Joanna Mountain

Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.

The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >

Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hoda Katebi

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

 Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Back from the Brink: The Global Revival of Manchu Studies: A Memorial Lecture for Professor Emeritus James Bosson

Memorial | April 26 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mark Elliott, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

With the passing of Professor James Bosson the campus lost an early and important voice in the study of Mongolian, Manchu, and Tibetan language and culture. A memorial lecture in his honor will be presented by his former student Mark Eilliott, Harvard University.

Chulmun, the Middle in the Muddle?: Review of Holocene Niche Construction in the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room

 Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The Chulmun culture, documented by over 870 sites across the Korean Peninsula, presents one of the long-standing Neolithic traditions from the Early Holocene, comparable to the Jomon in Japan. The Neolithic landscape of Korea has been understood in a fragmented fashion, as rescue projects have driven archaeological investigations. A more fundamental problem lies in the mode of explanation of...   More >

Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

  RSVP online

The Powerlessness of Language: How to Write Poetry in Times of Crisis: Roman Osminkin and Pavel Arseniev (Russia) and Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Lecture | April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Roman Osminkin; Pavel Arsenyev; Serhiy Zhadan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Please join us for a poetry reading and performance by the experimental poets and artists Roman Osminkin, Pavel Arsenyev, and Sergei Zhadan. The event will be conducted primarily in Russian.

Roman Osminkin is a radical leftist poet and artist from St. Petersburg. His poetry and performances engage with leftist politics, new media, music, and the realia of life in post-Soviet Russia. He...   More >

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Korea

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stella Xu, Roanoke College

 Martin Bale, Yeungnam University; Jonathan Best, Wesleyan University; Marjorie Burge, UC Berkeley; Mark Byington, Harvard University; Jack Davey, UC Berkeley; Lauren Glover, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Lee, Yonsei University; Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon; Rachel Lee, University of Washington; Rory Walsh, University of Oregon

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Early Korea is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human society on the Korean peninsula in ancient times, make the case for the relevance of the region to world history and archaeology, and critically appraise how ancient history is used in the present to foster notions of Korean identity.

Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies

Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Keynote Address

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Noura Erakat, George Mason University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

“Taking the Land Without the People: International Law and the 1967 War”

Keynote Address by Noura Erakat (George Mason University)

Friday, April 28, 2017

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University; Smadar Ben Natan, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law, Tel Aviv University; Leena Dallasheh, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University; Sreemati Mitter, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous panels to address this significant milestone through the meta narrative of “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” At UC Berkeley, we will convene a panel of experts to reflect on how horizons of the future were...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Andrew Ollett | The Prakrit Romance

Lecture | April 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)

 Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

 Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow from the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.

Disoriental Spring Recital

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 

Disoriental

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Music

The spring recital by Berkeley's Middle Eastern and North African music ensemble features compositions from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Anthropology on the Frontlines: Honoring the work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Conference/Symposium | May 1 | 1-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Dean of Education, UCLA; Juan Thomas Ordóñez, Professor of Anthropology, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá; Naomar Monteriro Almeida-Filho, Chancellor, Federal University Southern Bahia, Brazil; Sherry Ortner, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, UCLA; Kimberly Theidon, Professor of Anthropology, Fletcher School of Diplomacy; Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Spanish National Research Council; Donald Boström, Investigative Journalist, Sweden; Michael Montgomery, Center for Investigative Reporting; Dr. Jorge Pérez Ávila, Former Director, Pedro Khori Institute, Havana; Meira Waiss, Professor Emerita of Antropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

 Gail Kligman, Assoc. Provost, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

 Nicholas B. Dirks, Professor of Anthropology, Chancellor, UCB

 Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Humanities Research Institute, Center for Law and Society

The Anthropology department is hosting an international conference with special guests to honor the life and work of Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes during May 1st and 2nd. Several of our own UCB Anthropology PhD alumni and other distinguished anthropologists, social scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, investigative journalists will also be speaking at the two day event.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Anthropology on the Frontlines: Honoring the work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Conference/Symposium | May 2 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phillipe Bourgois, Professor of Anthropology, UCLA; Diane Tober, UCSF; Zvika Orr, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Itamar Haritan, University of Telaviv; Patricio Antonio da Silva, Timbaubaand Sao Paulo, Brazil; Joao Marcelo Gomes Ferreira, Timbauba, Brazil; Donna Goldstein, University of Colorado; Misha Klein, Professor of Anthropology, University of Oklahoma; Candace Slater, Professor of Portuguese Studies, UCB; David Napier, Professor Medical Anthropology, University College London; Matthew Guttman, Professor of Anthropology, Brown University; Kim Hopper, Columbia University

 Laurie Wilke, Chair, Professor of Anthropology, UCB

 Carla Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences, UCB

 Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UCB

 

Rad Med Collective, Dean of Education, UCB, UCSF

A captive research team, Investigative Journalist, Hughes Family

 Department of Anthropology, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Humanities Research Institute, UCB Center for the Study of Law and Society

The Anthropology department is hosting an international conference with special guests to honor the life and work of Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes during May 1st and 2nd. Several of our own UCB Anthropology PhD alumni and other distinguished anthropologists, social scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, investigative journalists will also be speaking at the two day event.

Queer Hyenas: Exclusion and Sanctuary in Senegalese Visual Culture

Colloquium | May 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ivy Mills, Lecturer, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Ivy Mills

Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

Conference/Symposium | May 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ariana Pemberton, History of Art Department

 Sanchit Shorewala, Department of Economics; Department of Statistics

 Rebecca Dharmapalan, Department of Sociology

 Zhuo Shi, Department of Economics; Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

 Lei Dingkun, Visiting Scholar, 2017, Institute for South Asia Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies

UC Berkeley student scholarship on cultural, political, and religious norms in South Asia.

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

Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Lecture | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date

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

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk will make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as “communal”. This lecture has been re-scheduled from its original March date.

Nick Cheesman

Monsoon Wedding | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | May 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

A 2001 film that explores the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic, and comedic ways.

  RSVP online

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Euro Crisis: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Lecture | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science at the UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Clausen Center

This lecture will provide a retrospective on the euro crisis -- which aspects were a surprise and which were predictable -- and sketch a viable way forward for the Eurozone.

Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998,...   More >

Friday, May 5, 2017

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Patricia Berger, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Patricia Berger served as the curator of Chinese art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from 1982 to 1994. She then returned to her alma mater to mentor another generation of graduate students as Professor of Chinese Art at the University of California at Berkeley. In celebration of her well-deserved retirement, we invite you to join her current and former students and colleagues to honor her...   More >

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Patricia Berger served as the curator of Chinese art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from 1982 to 1994. She then returned to her alma mater to mentor another generation of graduate students as Professor of Chinese Art at the University of California at Berkeley. In celebration of her...   More >

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Between Worlds - A Conversation with Mira Nair: The 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | May 7 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, The Chevron Auditorium

 Mira Nair, Film Director

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, International House, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, South/Southeast Asia Library | UC Berkeley Library, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Ethnic Studies Library, Center for African Studies

ISAS is proud to announce the 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership. This lecture series has been established in memory of Sarah Kailath (February 5 1941 - October 15, 2008), a long-time supporter of CSAS’s mission and activities and in whose name the center holds...   More >

Monday, May 8, 2017

Kanak Mani Dixit | South Asian Regionalism under the Modi Government

Lecture | May 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Kanak Mani Dixit, Author, Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, Founding Editor: Himal Southasian, Publisher: Himal Khabarpatrika

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A talk by Kanak Mani Dixit, Author, Journalist and Founding Editor of Himal Southasian magazine, based in Kathmandu.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

Lecture | May 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Max Bergholz, James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Associate Professor of History, Concordia University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

During two terrifying days and nights in early September 1941, the lives of nearly two thousand men, women, and children were taken savagely by their neighbors in Kulen Vakuf, a small rural community straddling today’s border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia. This frenzy—in which victims were butchered with farm tools, drowned in rivers, and thrown into deep vertical caves—was the culmination...   More >

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Wedding Album: A Comedy in English by Girish Karnad

Performing Arts - Theater | May 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sunnyvale Theatre

 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

 BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

 Institute for South Asia Studies, BAD (Bay Area Drama) Company

A play in English that reveals how certain notions of wealth, class, sexual propriety, tradition and modernity form the essential fabric of middle class society in contemporary India.

Sikh Monologues

Special Event | May 13 | 7-10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sikh Monologues

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sikh Monologues

Performances include: Qawwali, poetry recitation, song and dance, bhangra, live band, and many, many more! Delicious Pakistani cuisine is also included!

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

St. Nikolai textile

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.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Diverting Water, Diverting the Nation: Water Infrastructure Controversies and the Oyu Tolgoi Copper-Gold Mine in South Gobi Province, Mongolia

Lecture | December 10 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sara Jackson, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Metropolitan State University of Denver

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine has become a symbol of the promise of mining to revive Mongolia’s struggling economy and to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity. Water resources are vital to the operation of Oyu Tolgoi, which is expected to be in operation for at least thirty years. However, local residents, particularly nomadic herders, have raised concerns about the redirection of...   More >

Water resources