Upcoming Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Who is the 'common' in the 'common good'?: The bifurcation of service and governance in Chinese public health after SARS: Demography Brown Bag

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | December 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Katherine Mason, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Brown University

 Department of Demography, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Berkeley Population Center

A weekly series of talks by visiting speakers, on varying topics of interest to demographers and scholars in the population sciences.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

 starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

 starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Surviving Conservation: Herders and Farmers in China’s Northwest

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | January 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, Pamela P.Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies, Chair of Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

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

Based on fieldwork in the past four years in Ejina, western Inner Mongolia and Minqin of Hexi Corridor in central Gansu, this talk compares the strategies that herders and farmers have adopted to survive and thrive in the regime of ecological restoration, contextualized in China’s rural transformation.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Film Screening: People are the Sky

Film - Documentary: Center for Korean Studies | February 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Filmmaker

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the first Korean American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders. Kim-Gibson seamlessly weaves her own personal story as a native born North Korean, with the fractious history of the North/South division.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Environmental Narratives in Mongolian Sound Worlds

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 3 | 1-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Cal State University East Bay, Department of Music

Urbanization, globalization, and climate change have had a powerful effect on the ways Mongolians and Inner Mongolians relate to their environment, and this is transforming many of their cultural forms. This conference seeks to increase awareness of the relationships been musical expression and the ecological, economic and political issues impacting residents in different ethnic groups in both...   More >

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Environmental Narratives in Mongolian Sound Worlds

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 3 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, California State University East Bay, Department of Music

Urbanization, globalization, and climate change have had a powerful effect on the ways Mongolians and Inner Mongolians relate to their environment, and this is transforming many of their cultural forms. This conference seeks to increase awareness of the relationships been musical expression and the ecological, economic and political issues impacting residents in different ethnic groups in both...   More >

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mongolian Music Workshop

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Cal State University East Bay, Department of Music

Organized by the UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative and Cal State University East Bay, an opportunity to work closely with Mongolian musicians will be offered at the Institute of East Asian Studies. Registration required. Further details to be posted shortly.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Recital of Chinese Opera

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 22 | 2-4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

 Peng Xu

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

《彈詞》 "The Ballad"
A Performance from Chinese opera

This famous excerpt from the poet Hong Sheng’s (1645-1704) southern drama Palace of Lasting Life (1688) consists of ten solos sung by the character Li Guinian, a former leading musician from the Pear Garden Academy at the glorious Tang (685-762) court, now a performer reduced to singing popular ballads in the...   More >

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China: Berkeley Public Theology Lecture

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Robert Hymes received his B.A. from Columbia College (1972), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Pennsylvania. His work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family...   More >

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HTNM Lecture with Eden Medina, "Technology and Forensic Evidence Chilean Human Rights Investigations": History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eden Medina, Indiana University, Bloomington

 Center for New Media

In 1991, Chilean forensic scientists began the exhumation of 126 skeletons from Patio 29, a plot in the General Cemetery where the military ordered the burial of hundreds the disappeared and executed. The exhumations began shortly after Chile returned to democracy and provided proof of the human rights crimes that had taken place during the Pinochet dictatorship. By 2002, the Chilean government...   More >

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mongolia excursion July 15-26, 2017

Tour/Open House: Mongolia Initiative | July 15 |  Mongolia

 Uranchimeg Tsultem, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

TRIP SUMMARY
Mongolia is a place with rich cultural and natural heritage. Learn about prehistoric monuments known as Hirgisuur, deer stones and stone men, and what forms of art were brought in by Buddhist monks. Visit ruins of ancient cities and look for traces of cultures once inhabiting eastern Mongolia. Meet some of the modern day nomads roaming the vast steppes of eastern Mongolia whose...   More >

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