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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 19 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University


Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a...   More >

Monday, April 21, 2014

Opening up new fields: the Development of Complex Society in the Sichuan Basin, China

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 2:10-3:10 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Dr. Rowan Flad, Harvard University

Archaeological Research Facility


This talk will discuss the recent archaeological investigations conducted in the Sichuan Basin, China which has found this area to be some of the earliest evidence of a complex society in this region.



The Privilege of Speech: China’s Internet Conundrum

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Rogier Creemers, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The Chinese government has made the development of the Internet into a key component of its economic reform plans, fostering the growth of large commercial online firms.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vision for Korea-U.S. Relations

Colloquium | April 22 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dongman Han, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies


Last year 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the United States. The Korea-U.S. alliance started as a military treaty to defend the south from the communist north, but it has grown to become an unbreakable bond between two countries that...

As of 2014, South Korea leads the mobile communications industry and Korean economy is as big as the...   More >



Personnel Issues Issues in Taiwan

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Ying-Jung Yeh, Associate Professor, Dept of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Chun-Hsi Vivian Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, National Central University

Noam Yuchtman, Business and Public Policy Group, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Ying-Jung Yeh:
A Diary Study of Smart Phone’s Usage, Work Stress and Job Satisfaction

A diary study method was used to investigate whether the daily usage of smart phone at work to deal with personal matters may blur the boundary between work and life, and the consequences caused by this pattern of usage. Data were collected from 43 full-time workers. They were asked to report the degree of...   More >



Disaster Reaction and Response: 2014 TUSA Scholars Present

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Yungnane Yang, Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University; Mei-tzu Tsai, Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng Kung University

Jonghoon Ahn, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jasmina Vujic, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jin Chen, Economics, Ritsumeikan University

Daniel C. O'Neill, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


Disaster Reaction and Response

Speakers:
Yungnane Yang
Mei-tzu Tsai

Yungnane Yang
楊永年
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Professor
Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy
National Cheng Kung University

How did U.S. Government respond to the 3/11 Fukushima’s Nuclear Disaster?

U.S. foreign policy has been very influential all over the...   More >

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inquiry into the growth and decline of the very poor in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 23 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


David-Antoine Malinas, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Japan is still often described as a relatively egalitarian society with a strong and well-developed middle-class. However, in recent decades, poverty and inequality have become major issues. From a comparative perspective, Japan is far from the only country concerned with a rise in the number of poor and very poor, as many other countries have witnessed a worsening of their social situation...   More >

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yangqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer) and Dulcimers around the World

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Liu Yuening, Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), Beijing, China

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Department of Music


Professor Liu Yuening will introduce the distinctive characteristics of the yangqin, which originated in the Middle East and has a history of over 4,000 years. The presentation will include pictures, audio and video materials, and a live performance by Professor Liu.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 25 | 4-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai


This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science. Recently, this encounter has been criticized for failing to take account of the historical and cultural complexities of Buddhist thought and practice, failing to reflect the most recent developments in cognitive science, neglecting the hermeneutic...   More >

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 26 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Center for Buddhist Studies, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, Institute of East Asian Studies


This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science. Recently, this encounter has been criticized for failing to take account of the historical and cultural complexities of Buddhist thought and practice, failing to reflect the most recent developments in cognitive science, neglecting the hermeneutic...   More >



We Come as Friends, Hubert Sauper (France/Austria, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 3:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


South Sudan may have declared its independence in 2011, but that hasn’t kept outside forces from staking their claims in the world’s newest country. A Chinese oil company is exploiting the natural resources, sapping 300,000 barrels a day from the ground and contaminating the equally precious drinking water in the process. Meanwhile, American missionaries are exerting their religious influence,...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons



Trap Street, Vivian Qu (China, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 8 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A slow-building drama set in contemporary China, Trap Street has a perfect modern-noir protagonist in Li Qiuming (Lu Yulai), a naïve survey engineer who views the world through his gadgets: cell phone, GPS watch, video games. When he’s not working his day job, he’s got a side gig installing hidden cameras in bars, health spas, and other businesses interested in keeping close tabs on customers....   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, April 28, 2014

Here and Now: From a Girl Wandering the Border

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 28 | 12 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Youngsook Kang, UC Berkeley Daesan Writer-in-Residence

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Note: This talk will be given in Korean without interpretation.

제목:
국경을 떠도는 소녀의 유랑을 통해 본
지금과 여기

리드:
1) 르뽀가 아닌 알레고리화된 세계
2)...   More >



From Industrial Ruins to a Sustainable Future? Land Redevelopment and Urban Upgrading in the Pearl River Delta after the Crash

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies


2223 Fulton St, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

Lan-chih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor, East Asian Language and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

Dan O'Neill, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

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


This research project will explore how land redevelopment in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has been launched as a “spatial fix” to promote urban and industrial upgrades in the face of economic retreat in southern China. The closure of thousands of factories since the global financial crisis in 2008 has challenged the sustainability of the region’s development model. Decentralized development...   More >

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Peace Corps Office Hours

Miscellaneous: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | April 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Clint Niehus, Peace Corps

Public Service Center


Interested in the Peace Corps? Come speak with Peace Corps staff and former Peace Corps volunteer, Clint Niehaus.
Drop by or contact Clint at cniehus@peacecorps.gov.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Berkeley Japan Studies 2014 Graduate Conference on Ecology and Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 2 – 3, 2014 every day | International House, Ida/Robert Sproul Room


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation


UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation, is pleased to announce its first annual graduate student conference. This conference brings together prominent scholars and graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to discuss the concepts of ecology and space from pre-modern times to the present. Space here not only connotes the...   More >



After "Assimilating Seoul": Ch’anggyŏng Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul’s Public Spaces

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | May 2 | 4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Todd A. Henry, Assistant Professor of History, UC San Diego

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


The title of this talk is meant to signal two related topics for discussion. The first refers to my new book, Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and The Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014). The introductory part of the talk reviews the central argument of that book – namely, that public space functioned as “contact zones” wherein...   More >

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Berkeley Japan Studies 2014 Graduate Conference on Ecology and Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 2 – 3, 2014 every day | International House, Ida/Robert Sproul Room


Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation


UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation, is pleased to announce its first annual graduate student conference. This conference brings together prominent scholars and graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to discuss the concepts of ecology and space from pre-modern times to the present. Space here not only connotes the...   More >



Three Letters from China, Luc Schaedler (Switzerland, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | May 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In the final film of his Asian trilogy, Swiss director Luc Schaedler presents three diverse, intimate, and well-crafted portraits of life in contemporary China, each segment presenting an evocative and penetrating study of a different region. In the north, an elderly couple tenaciously cling to their family farm long after everyone else in the village, while their son and his wife negotiate a...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, May 5, 2014

Irrigation, Commercialization, and Social Change In Nineteenth-Century Inner Mongolia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Yi Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies

Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This article examines the rise of irrigation economy in Hetao along the Yellow River during the nineteenth century, and uses it as a case study to illustrate how the periphery played a major and yet overlooked role in the development of Chinese economy, which confounds the conventional view of a Chinese path of development that replicated smallholder farming.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chinese Law Reform: The Uncertain Path Ahead

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Stanley Lubman, Berkeley Law, University of California

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

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Lubman will consider some of the factors that currently shape Chinese law reform efforts, and seem likely to do so in the near future.