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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese Politics: Changes of CCP Culture and Ideology since the 18th Congress

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 6 | 1-5 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

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


This symposium offers faculty from Renmin University to exchange view on current affairs in China with Berkeley colleagues. Papers address aspects of culture, the legacy of the cultural revolution, American perspectives, and new trends.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Early Thoughts on Some Dimensions of Nepali-South Korean Migration

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Robert M Oppenheim, The University of Texas at Austin

Laura C. Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies


This talk stems from a research project that Heather Hindman and I have been conducting since about 2010, which we are now attempting to expand and deepen. It focuses on several aspects of the social and imaginative relationship between contemporary South Korea and Nepal.



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Composition Colloquium: Yao Chen

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 9 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


The music of YAO Chen strikes audiences with its innovative ways of bringing the traditions of Chinese and Western music and its poetic telling of the composer’s innermost thoughts. His perceptions on musical time, timbre, intonation, pulsation, and expression are always at frontiers: between the old and the new, between the East and the West, between irrational mysticism and rational logic....   More >



Security Policy and Military Power in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Nori Katagiri, Saint Louis University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Dr. Nori Katagiri is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. He received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Saint Louis University after five years of federal service teaching at Air War College, a joint military...   More >



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Shanghai Nights

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | September 10 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Among its country's most celebrated troupes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China dazzle with a vivid new spectacle that celebrates their colorful, kinetic hometown. Expect daring stunts like giant trampoline somersaults, hoop-diving dragons, aerial silk ribbon dances, juggling, and a signature gravity-defying jumping routine that has earned the acrobats a Guinness World Record.


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $30

Family Friendly! Ages 16 and under half price!. Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Shanghai Nights

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | September 10 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Among its country's most celebrated troupes, the Shanghai Acrobats of the People's Republic of China dazzle with a vivid new spectacle that celebrates their colorful, kinetic hometown. Expect daring stunts like giant trampoline somersaults, hoop-diving dragons, aerial silk ribbon dances, juggling, and a signature gravity-defying jumping routine that has earned the acrobats a Guinness World Record.


All Audiences

All Audiences

starting at $30

Family Friendly! Ages 16 and under half price!. Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Monday, September 12, 2016

In Honor of Dream of the Red Chamber

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 12 | 2:30-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Arts Research Center, Arts + Design Initiative, Department of Music, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Institute of East Asian Studies


Scholars and artists will gather for an afternoon of conversation on the music, stage, and words of this opera. The symposium culminates in a conversation between Stan Lai and Wen-hsin Yeh, the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Professor in History at UC Berkeley. RSVP by September 7.


RSVP by September 7 online.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Failed Missions: Early 20th Century Searches for Sanskrit Manuscripts in Tibet

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | September 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Birgit Kellner, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Center for Buddhist Studies


In the late 19th century, scholarly interest in Sanskrit manuscripts as sources of authority on ancient India gradually came to expand to Tibet. Information that such manuscripts might be found in the land of snows transpired from reports of travelers in pursuit of knowledge on Indian literature as well as Buddhism, notably the Bengali scholar Sarat Chandra Das and the Japanese monk Ekai...   More >

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Noon Concert Series: Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum Performing traditional korean court music plus contemporary compositions,

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | September 14 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum Performing traditional korean court music plus contemporary compositions, including works by Professor Cindy Cox and Music Dept. alum Jean Ahn.



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Class, Competence, and Subjectivity: English Language Learning in Neoliberal South Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Joseph Sung-Yul Park, National University of Singapore

Clare You, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


What precisely is the role that English plays in neoliberalism? In this talk, Joseph Sung-Yul Park identifies subjectivity as the key for understanding that role, highlighting how English language learning comes to be understood as a neoliberal technology of self (Foucault 1988).



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Tell the Prime Minister (首相官邸の前で)

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | September 16 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 PFA


Eiji Oguma, Keio University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


After "Occupy Wall Street"in New York, and before the "Umbrella Revolution" in Hong Kong, 200 thousand people surrounded the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo for an anti-nuclear demonstration. However, this incident was not reported extensively by the media and subsequently went unnoticed by the world.

This documentary film captures the anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo after the Fukushima...   More >


Free

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-3415, or by emailing cjs-events@berkeley.edu.



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Undergraduate Conference on China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This conference will feature advanced undergraduates from US universities who plan to attend graduate school in a China-related field. They will present research papers on various topics.



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Visualization of Dream of the Red Chamber: the Grand Prospect Garden in Nineteenth Century China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Wei Shang, Du Family Professor of Chinese Culture, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Sophie Volpp, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


China's Worlds Lecture Series

This talk examines the ways the Grand Prospect Garden is visualized in the wood-block prints and paintings of the nineteenth-century. It seeks to shed new light on the use of modern lenses in the visual interpretation of Dream of the Red Chamber and its broader ramifications on the visual culture of the time.



Excrement and Debt: Insights from a popular anatomical image into the depths of history and of the heart

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 23 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


Shigehisa Kuriyama, Harvard University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Rhetoric, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor Shigehisa Kuriyama's research explores broad philosophical issues (being and time, representations and reality, knowing and feeling) through the lens of specific topics in comparative medical history (Japan, China, and Europe). His recent work includes studies on the imagination of strings in the metaphysics and experience of presence, the visceral fear of excrement in Western...   More >



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Korea Day at the Asian Art Museum

Tour/Open House: Center for Korean Studies | September 25 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Asian Art Museum


200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Asian Art Museum


Celebrate the breadth of Korean arts and culture at the Asian Art Museum's eight annual Korea Day. This beloved festival offers a variety of performances and gallery tours, art and craft activities, and other experiences inspired by traditional and contemporary Korean culture. Admissions is free.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Summer Trees Casting Shade: Chinese Paintings at Berkeley, The First Fifty Years

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | July 6 – September 25, 2016 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


July 6th - September 25th

Summer Trees Casting Shade celebrates BAMPFA's acclaimed Chinese painting collection with over fifty works dating from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The diverse subject matter - from monumental landscapes to intimate views of quiet gardens, and from figures of lofty gentlemen to seldom-depicted street characters - highlights the richness of the...   More >


Free for UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and retirees, 18 & under + one adult $10 Non-Berkeley Student, disabled, 65+, $12 general admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-0808, or by emailing bampfa@berkeley.edu.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Talk: The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Robert S. Boynton, New York University

John Lie, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Graduate School of Journalism


The Invitation-Only Zone is a riveting story of North Korea's abductions of Japanese citizens. Drawing on extensive interviews with the abductees, Boynton reconstructs the story of their lives inside North Korea and ponders the existential toll the episode has had on them, and on Japan itself.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Electionization and Postsocialist Subjectivity: Women Running for Parliamentary Elections in Mongolia

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | September 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Manduhai Buyandelger, Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Laura Nelson, Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley and Chair, Center for Korean Studies

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


Female politicians in Mongolia navigate multiple conflicting discourses as to what it means to be a proper female politician. They perform new selves: intellectual, morally appropriate, and uniquely feminine in a dialectical relation to the culture of consumption and media; by doing so, negotiate their identities and intervene thereby in the transformation of the politics of gender in Mongolia.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


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


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thunder from the Steppes: New Perspectives on the Mongol Empire

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | September 29 – 30, 2016 every day | 180 Doe Library


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


Thursday, September 29, 4pm - 6 pm Keynote Address
Friday, September 30, 9 am - 6 pm

The Mongol Empire orients history between Asia and Europe, ancient and modern, rural and urban, settled and nomadic, scientific and faith-based, and soteriological and aristocratic worlds. This conference invites new research on the Mongol empire...   More >

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mongolian Calligraphy and Scripts

Presentation: Mongolia Initiative | October 4 | 3-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Brian Baumann, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley

Jamyansuren, Calligrapher

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mongolia Foundation


Mongolian language instructor Brian Baumann introduces the history and art of Mongolian calligraphy and writing systems. A demonstration by calligrapher T. Jamyansuren and an accompanying exhibit will show the richness of calligraphic tradition in Mongolia. The event will also feature a reading by a Mongolian poetess B. Enkhjargal.



Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 4 | 4 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall


Akiko Takenaka, University of Kentucky

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Yasukuni Shrine is well known for the political controversies its presence has generated both within Japan and between Japan and its neighbors. But what exactly was Yasukuni Shrine's role during that war? How could one shrine impart such significant and lasting influence throughout Japan and beyond? In my talk I follow one army private who was stationed in Northern China in 1933, only to be...   More >

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Where Does Asia Go From Here?

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Where Does Asia Go From Here?

With the landmark decision from the international tribunal in the Hague, China’s claims to the South China Sea have been roundly repudiated. But without means of enforcement, and with China unwilling to accept the ruling, the future course is unclear. ...   More >

Thursday, October 6, 2016

India And China, The New Superpowers

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Anja Manuel, RiceHadley Gates, LLC

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


In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world’s indispensable powers—whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. India and China will have vetoes over many international decisions, from climate change to global trade, human rights,...   More >


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All Audiences

Friday, October 7, 2016

East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | October 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Suite 510


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Jim Glassman, University of British Columbia; Jini Kim Watson, New York University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


What is East Asia? By questioning what constitutes East Asia today in a world of shifting meanings and boundaries, this conference seeks papers with new approaches to understand the region and new methods to conduct area studies.



Ethnic by Design: Branding a Buyi (Bouyei) Cultural Landscape in Late-Socialist Southwest China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yu Luo, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


China's Worlds Lecture Series

The speaker asks how branding works in contemporary China through looking at the strategies of an ethnic minority in the southwest jockeying for regional and national positioning.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | October 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Suite 510


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Jim Glassman, University of British Columbia; Jini Kim Watson, New York University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


What is East Asia? By questioning what constitutes East Asia today in a world of shifting meanings and boundaries, this conference seeks papers with new approaches to understand the region and new methods to conduct area studies.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kintsugi: A Japanese approach to ceramic repair

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


David Morrison Pike

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Kintsugi is a time consuming and technical process to repair ceramic using lacquer and a metal finish. The repaired piece is usually more valuable and aesthetically pleasing than before the repair. Kintsugi dates back to about the 15th. century and is closely related to makie. The damaged area is covered in gold or silver which pulls the eye to the repair and in effect celebrates the imperfection...   More >

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Book Talk: Decentering Citizenship: Gender, Labor, and Migrant Rights in South Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | October 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Hae Yeon Choo, University of Toronto

Laura C. Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies


Decentering Citizenship follows three groups of Filipina migrants' struggles to belong in South Korea: factory workers claiming rights as workers, wives of South Korean men claiming rights as mothers, and hostesses at American military clubs who are excluded from claims—unless they claim to be victims of trafficking.

Friday, October 21, 2016

TPP, RCEP, AIIB: Shaping a New Political-Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific?

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 21 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has become a political flashpoint. Less discussed are the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). This conference explores how the TPP, the RCEP, and the AIIB may reshape the future of Asia, and the implications for the United States.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Participatory Environmental and Community Planning in Taiwan, China, and Oakland

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25 | 2-5 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This open forum will address two aspects of community planning and design in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Taiwan. First, the social and cultural contexts within which community planning flourished, and second, examples of work done in these two geographic locations. In San Francisco, during the periods of 1960-90s, and in Taiwan, 1990-present.


This forum brings together two groups of...   More >



Fleeting recognition: On Sighting Mongolians in Los Angeles’ Landscape

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | October 25 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Chima Anyadike-Danes, Anthropology, UC Irvine

Armando Lara-Millan, Sociology, UC Berkeley

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


Mongolians in Los Angeles, for the most part, dwell within the multicultural, multilingual, and multiethnic landscape of densely populated Koreatown. Mongolians have shared this living space since the late 1990s, but their presence is rarely acknowledged. This paper explores Los Angeles' enduring way of seeing, and how Mongolians are constantly creating a Mongolian landscape within Koreatown.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Pheng Cheah, Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Pheng Cheah's book, What Is a World?, offers the first critical consideration of world literature’s cosmopolitan vocation. Cheah articulates a normative theory of literature’s world-making power by creatively synthesizing four philosophical accounts of the world as a temporal process: idealism, Marxist materialism, phenomenology, and deconstruction.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Train Crash at the End of Time: Modernism and Fascism on the Korean Peninsula

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Janet Poole, University of Toronto

Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This talk takes an exploratory look at two writers—Yi T’aejun and Ch’oe Myŏngik—and their work from the late colonial and early post-Liberation periods. Can we think of their work through the era of the Asia-Pacific and Korean Wars as forming part of an ongoing modernist project?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Literature as a Translational Process: Translation and the Formation of Modern Literatures

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Heekyoung Cho, University of Washington

John Lie, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This talk will discuss the meanings and functions that translation generated for modern national literatures during their formative period to reconsider literature as part of a dynamic translational process of negotiating foreign values.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mapping, Managing, Meandering: Charting China’s Continuous Evolution

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Vivienne Shue, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary China Studies, Associate of the University of Oxford China Centre, and Emeritus Fellow of the College., St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

Kevin O'Brien, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies; Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The speaker will explore analyses of political change through mapping, looking at the meticulous and ambitiously futurist land-use mapping of the entirety of the Chinese nation-space now carried out and incorporated as a central component of the party-state’s routines of comprehensive national development planning.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Korean Literature on the Global Stage: Cho Chongnae

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 18 | 2-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cho Chongnae

Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago; Namhee Lee, UCLA; Bruce Fulton, University of British Columbia; Ju-Chan Fulton, translator

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This special symposium, featuring renowned Korean author Cho Chongnae will focus on the impact of his works on the global stage. The event culminates with a one-on-one conversation with the author, Q&A session and book signing.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neighbors and Brothers: Mongolian-Russian Relations As Negotiated On Mongolian Terms

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 29 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Marissa J. Smith, Anthropology, De Anza College

Edward W. Walker, Executive Director, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

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


Research in the Mongolian mining city of Erdenet, where Russia has for decades engaged in extensive mining, exposes how “brotherhood” is a highly valued and highly contested relationship. Ownership, inheritance, and moral obligation in ongoing Mongolian-Russian relations, negotiated at the scales of international relations and interpersonal intimacies, are conducted on very Mongolian terms.