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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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Code meshing as a twenty-first century lingua franca

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | September 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Grace MyHyun Kim, UC Berkeley

College of Letters & Science


Drawing from a larger qualitative study of adolescents’ literacy and language practices in an online discussion forum devoted to Korean dramas, this presentation focuses on code meshing among youth from geographically diverse places as they engage with Korean.



Misfits of a Higher Order: Inside and Outside the State

Colloquium | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Manduhai Buyandelger, MIT

Franck Bille, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

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


What do women candidates’ experiences of running in parliamentary elections in Mongolia illuminate about the past trajectories and the current state of various gender and feminist theories in anthropology? The Mongolian women parliamentary candidates are “good to think” with as they do not easily fit the movements and theories that have developed in relation to the state and other dominant...   More >



The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution: Townsend Book Chat with Steven Lee

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of English Steven Lee’s book makes a unique contribution to interwar literary, political, and art history, drawing extensively on Russian archives, travel narratives, and artistic exchanges to establish the parameters of an undervalued "ethnic avant-garde."


All Audiences

All Audiences



Mortuary Ritual in Iron Age Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Jack Davey, University of California, Center for Korean Studies

Archaeological Research Facility


The emergence of complex, stratified society and increased contact with Han China makes the Korean Iron Age (ca. 300 BC to 300 AD) a valuable archaeological case study in secondary state formation. However, the rapid pace of social change, scope of technological and economic development, and cultural diversity in the southern portion of the peninsula also allows the region to be a compelling...   More >

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 >



Better decision-making through community mapping in Mongolia

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | September 29 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Enkhtungalag Chuluunbaatar, Ger Community Mapping Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia is home to almost half of the country's population, in which more than 60% live in the ger area. Centralized administrative power, rapid urbanization, economic and political instability calls for a stronger civil society with a vision for long-term, sustainable, and inclusive development. The Ger Community Mapping Center sees community mapping as one of the...   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 >



The Chinese Mayor (Datong) (Zhou Hao China, 2015) | COMMITTED CINEMA: ZHOU HAO

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | September 30 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This fascinating look at politics, power, and change in contemporary China focuses on Gang Yambo, the hardworking and idealistic mayor of the city of Datong in Shanxi province from 2008 to 2013.


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Cotton | Zhou Hao China, 2014 | COMMITTED CINEMA: ZHOU HAO series

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | October 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Join us for an in conversation presentation of Cotton with director Zhou Hao and assistant professor of law and political science at UC Berkeley, Rachel Stern


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Buy tickets online.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Arbitral Award: Implications for the South China Sea and Taiwan

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 3 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yann-huei Song, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Asia Society of Northern California


On July 12, 2016, the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS” or the “Convention”) issued its final Award in the arbitration case filed by the Philippines against the People’s Republic of China to settle their disputes in the South China Sea.

The award is highly favorable to the Philippines’ claims, ruling inter alia that...   More >

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mongolian Calligraphy and Scripts

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


Brian Baumann, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley

Tsolmon Damba, Calligrapher; Munkhtur Luvsanjambaa, Calligrapher

Uranchimeg Tsultem, History of Art, UC Berkeley

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.



Making Waves: Contested Waters in the South China Sea

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 4 | 4-7:30 p.m. |  ASNC Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington St, SF


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Asia Society of Northern California, Rand Corporation



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 | Canceled


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 >



The Making of Chinese Hegemony in Early Modern East Asia

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


Ji-Young Lee, American University

T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley

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


Many have viewed the tribute system as China's tool for projecting its power and influence in East Asia, treating other actors as passive recipients of Chinese domination. However, throughout the early modern period, Chinese hegemony was accepted, defied, and challenged by its East Asian neighbors at different times, depending on these leaders' domestic legitimation strategies.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Genghis Khan's Womenfolk: How Imperial Women Shaped the Mongol Conquests and the Mongol Empire

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Anne Broadbridge, UMass Amherst

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The epic story of Genghis Khan and the Mongol conquests of Eurasia generates widespread interest, yet still today few know the truth of the matter. Still harder to find are the stories of Genghis Khan's womenfolk, even though no one doubts that there were many, many women in his life. In this lecture, Professor Broadbridge will present three key moments from Mongol history to illustrate the way...   More >



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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Khmer Śaivism

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


Alexis Sanderson, University of Oxford

Center for Buddhist Studies


Of Śaivism, Pāñcarātrika Vaiṣṇavism and Mahāyāna Buddhism, the three Indic religions that flourished among the ruling and priestly élites of the Khmers up to the 14th century, Śaivism was predominant. We see this in the śaivization of the land through the creation of a large number of local Śivas bearing the names of Indian prototypes (a...   More >

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), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


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.



Joe McBride on Chinese Landscape Paintings in Berkeley Eye | Gallery Talk

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | October 7 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Landscape Architecture and Forestry at UC Berkeley, Joe McBride addresses two Chinese landscape paintings on display for the Berkeley Eye Exhibit


Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission



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), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Cal Alumni Association Chinese Chapter: Berkeley Chinese Summit

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | October 9 | 8:30 a.m. |  Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati: Compton Charles T C


 650 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Cal Alumni Association Chinese Chapter


The Berkeley China Summit (BCS) aims to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on UC Berkeley campus and across the Bay Area.

Bridging cross-border gaps between US and China, we strive to build a platform where great minds from both sides can constructively discuss the challenges China is facing in a global setting and...   More >


Alumni, Friends of the University

Alumni, Friends of the University

$Prices vary

Register online.

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 >

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fiery Cinema: Townsend Book Chat with Weihong Bao

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Weihong Bao’s book traces the permutations of cinema as an affective medium in China, exploring its role in aesthetics, politics, and social institutions.


All Audiences

All Audiences

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.



Composition Colloquium: Francisco Castillo Trigueros

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Francisco Castillo Trigueros (b. 1983) is a composer of contemporary chamber, orchestral and electronic music from Mexico City residing in Chicago. He has received numerous distinctions such as the Jury 1st prize at the NEM Young Composers International Forum, the BMI Student Composer Award, honorable mentions in the 2010 and 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and several nominations for...   More >

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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Regime and The Scene: Or, What Difference Did the Tokugawa Shogunate ​Make to the Visual World of Early Modern Japan?

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 28 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge


Mary Elizabeth Berry, UC Berkeley; Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania; Matthew McKelway, Columbia University; Timon Screech, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Kären Wigen, Stanford University; Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


“Visual World” is spongy shorthand for the physical, representational, and conceptual space of the Edo period. It can conjure the imagery of painting, prints, cartography and other texts. It can conjure urban planning and cityscapes, architecture and infrastructure, and the “look” of the built landscape (from the scale of construction to the universe of night). It can conjure interiors and...   More >



Experience with Open Source Linguistic Data and Tools for Analysis of Chinese Text

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | October 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 210 South Hall


Alex Amies

Information, School of


(Note the room change.) The speaker will discuss experience in access to linguistic data from the development of a reader and corpus analysis tools for Chinese Buddhist texts. To begin with there is much promise and hype in open source projects that have been used or investigated in this project. Some...   More >

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 Insurgent Legacy of Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


This symposium will provide an opportunity to honor Prof. Evelyn Nakano Glenn's insurgent legacy and her influential impact on race and gender scholarship. Don't miss it!



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?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971

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


Dr. Amy King, Australian National University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


In this seminar, Dr. Amy King examines the rebuilding of the China-Japan relationship after World War Two. Drawing on rare archival sources, she explains why and how, even in the immediate aftermath of their bitterest war and the onset of the Cold War divide, China’s leaders were willing to rely on Japanese technical assistance in building the new Communist state, and Japan could become China’s...   More >

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

Supporting Chinese Students at UC Berkeley

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | November 29 | 2-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room


Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

International House


Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. What roles can each of us play in ensuring that we all make the most of this learning opportunity, both for the students and for ourselves? How can we bring awareness to our own and others’ stereotypes, so that we might transform them into learning opportunities? Through thoughtful conversation and inquiry, we will spend...   More >



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.