Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Seeing Necropolitics: The Work of Death in Philippine Photographs

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of the state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. This talk will look at Filipino bodies as seen from the period of the Philippine-American War and also today, as the victims of President Duterte's drug war.

Nerissa Balce

Friday, October 20, 2017

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry: Policies, Drivers, and International Implications

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), BASC, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks of varying severity, ranging from email hacking to Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) to advanced persistent threats (APT) to industries are commonplace. Yet at the same time, with the economy being increasingly data-based, these attacks pose a significant security and economic problem. The issue of how to cope with such intrusions raises critical questions about the role...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Blown across the Sea: Glass along the Maritime Silk Road

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall | Note change in location

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

This lecture will highlight the results of underwater surveys of a 2000-year-old shipwreck uncovered off the coast of the small fishing village of Godavaya, Sri Lanka. The ship's cargo of glass ingots, among other objects, will be the starting point of a discussion on the movement of glass raw materials and finished objects along the intertwined maritime and overland trading networks commonly...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dwelling In-Between: Korean Americans in the Bay Area

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | October 21 | 2-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Rosemarie Nahm, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Laura Kang, UC Irvine; Myung Mi Kim, SUNY Buffalo; Linda Inson Choy, Independent Art Curator; Jung Ran Bae, Artist; Minji Sohn, Artist

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley; Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College; Stephanie Hanor, Mills College Art Museum

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Mills College Art Museum

Dwelling In-Between (사이에 머물다) will feature Korean American artists, writers, and scholars who will discuss the transnational connections of the Korean American experience.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Window to America

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A New York City businessman hopes to market a suicidal window washer’s grief to the highest bidder in this acidic Korean War–era satire on American capitalism, played entirely by Chinese actors in whiteface.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Family Day at the Garden: Japanese Arts and Crafts

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | October 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Families will fold origami cranes, practice brush painting with ink, hear and try their hand and writing haiku, and create a leaf journal. Docents will take small groups on a walk and talk exploring the Japanese Pool and our Asian plant collection.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stéphane Gros | Why Marry?: Comparative Perspectives on Kinship, the House, and Marriage in the Eastern Himalayas

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017; Researcher, Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A talk by Dr. Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017, is a Researcher at the Centre for Himalayan Studies, CNRS-France

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mortuary Culture and Ethnic Politics in Eleventh-Century Northeast Asia

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

Due to an abundance of surviving textual sources, historians of
China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) have made relatively little use of the
archaeological record. In this talk, I will introduce a database I
have compiled of eleventh-century tombs excavated in a broad region
that spans the historical boundary between the Song state and its
northern neighbor, the Eurasian steppe-based Liao Empire....   More >

The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture: Townsend Book Chat with Paula Varsano

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness—as both an object and a mode of representation—in the history of cultural production in China.

The Afterlife of Migration: Balikbayans and the Return Economy in Contemporary Manila

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

This presentation examines the role of Filipinos who return to their homeland, after living in the U.S. for several decades, in the economic development of the Philippines.

Eric Pido

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Women's Rights in Myanmar

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Asian Region Policy Group, Goldman School of Public Policy

Ma Khin Lay leads a women’s organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Women’s Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Heritage and Community in Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This two-day conference focuses on the relationship between heritage and community in the following ways: the impact of top-down heritage projects on the residents who live and work in and around the project sites; the sociopolitical process of creating heritage projects that involves different actors with competing values and unbalanced power positions; and using heritage project as a strategy of...   More >

 Open to the public

中繼住宅共餐與露天電影院

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Composition Colloquium: Composers Hi Kyung Kim, Edmund Campion, Chinary Ung, George Lewis, Lee Geonyong, David Evan Jones, Shih Hui Chin

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | October 28 | 1 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Music

Composers Hi Kyung Kim, Edmund Campion, Chinary Ung, George Lewis, Lee Geonyong, David Evan Jones, Shih Hui Chin will give a pre-concert discussion between 1-2 p.m. in the Alumni House just behind Zellerbach Hall (free). The premiere of the six new pieces will be happening at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 28 at Zellerbach Hall. Free tickets are available to all graduates.

Shi-yee Liu and Tamara Bentley on Chen Hongshou

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 28 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Auditorium

 Shi-Yee Liu, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tamara Bentley, Colorado College

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Scholars Shi-Yee Liu and Tamara Bentley, both contributors to the Chen Hongshou exhibition catalog, illuminate different periods in the artist's career. Liu, assistant research curator of Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the role of popular culture in the artist’s early work, demonstrating possible inspiration from woodblock illustrations of novels and plays, popular and...   More >

Chen Hongshou: Su Wu and Li Ling with Attendants, c. 1635 (detail); hanging scroll: ink and colors on silk; 50 × 19 in.; BAMPFA, purchase made possible through a gift by an anonymous donor.

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | October 28 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

 $20 - 56

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra: Traditional Korean Court and Folk Music

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | October 28 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The flagship orchestra of Korea's centuries-old National Gugak Center, this virtuosic 55-member ensemble continues its Berkeley residency (part one) with a performance of traditional Korean court and folk music. The term "gugak" translates as "national music," and the orchestra is responsible for preserving ancient musical traditions, as well as developing contemporary works for performance. The...   More >

 $20 - 56

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Korean National Gugak Center Creative Traditional Orchestra performs Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Future of Fukushima: A New Generation Rises to the Challenge

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, CA, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Berkeley Lab’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area

How did high school students – using innovative sensors – promote the recovery from an environmental disaster?

Fukushima Prefecture has achieved a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident in 2011. Thanks to extensive clean-up, more than 97% of the region is at natural background levels; the area as large as the State of Connecticut. However, negative perception still persists...   More >

 Free

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

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 31 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  International House

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 1 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  International House

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | November 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Technopolitics and Empire: New Directions in Science Studies

Workshop | November 2 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Diana K. Davis, Professor, Departments of History and Geography, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Duque, Ph.D. Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor, Department of History, Stanford University; Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma; Ashton Wesner, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research and to envision new directions in science and (neo-)empire studies.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Air/Qi Connections: Notes from the History of Science and Medicine

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Ruth Rogaski, History, Vanderbilt University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

What is the relationship between the air we breathe (in Chinese, kongqi) and the qi of Chinese medicine? This talk explores the history of this intersection in order to better understand the cultural underpinnings of the connection between health and environment in China today. Typically translated into English as “vital energy,” qi has long been at the core of traditional Chinese conceptions of...   More >

The Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Connections

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and...   More >

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Lecture by Patricia Berger: A Crisis of Faith: Chen Hongshou’s Buddhist Paintings

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | November 4 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Art historian Patricia Berger explores Chen Hongshou’s enigmatic Buddhist paintings, which offer a glimpse into a cataclysmic moment in Chinese history. Followed by a discussion with Robert Sharf.

Jin Teok: Pioneer of Korean Fashion

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | November 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Jin Teok

 Asian Art Museum

Designer Jin Teok discusses her career, the work on view in Couture Korea and her most recent collection in this afternoon conversation with fashion historian Neil Wu-Gibbs.

 $20 Adults, $15 65+ Older, $15 College Students

  Buy tickets online

Monday, November 6, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 6 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Slow Accretion: Producing Harm in Ulaanbaatar’s Air Pollution Crisis

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Chisato Fukuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Franck Billé, Program Director, Silk Road Center, UC Berkeley

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

What counts as evidence of harm for those living in the midst of air pollution? Over the past two decades, air pollution has become a seasonal disaster in Ulaanbaatar, prompting widespread concerns about its harms to human bodies and the environment. These concerns have promoted various investments to document air pollution’s effects, from monitoring technologies, to interactive pollution maps,...   More >

Pollution

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sittwe

Film - Documentary: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 175 (Booth Auditorium) | Note change in date and location

 Jeanne Hallacy, filmmaker; U Myo Win, Smile Education and Development Foundation (Yangon); Kenneth Wong, Lecturer, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Andrea Lampros, Communications Director, Human Rights Center; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

This event will feature the screening of a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine state in 2012, followed by a panel discussion.

Sittwe

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Market Entanglements: Fortune and Risk in a Chinese Bubble

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Bryna Goodman, History, University of Oregon, Eugene

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1921-2 Chinese entrepreneurs established more than one hundred and fifty stock exchanges in Shanghai and several other cities, more exchanges than existed in the rest of the world at that time. Nearly all of these new, Western-styled financial institutions collapsed within a year. What were people thinking? Using a variety of sources—financial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays,...   More >

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hayoun Kwon’s Virtual Reality Projects

Presentation: Center for Korean Studies | November 12 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hayooun Kwon presents her recent virtual reality projects (related to her acclaimed video pieces), including 489 Years, set in the DMZ between North and South Korea, and The Bird Lady, on a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary

Monday, November 13, 2017

Seminar 211, Economic History: Checks, Balances and Autocracy: Historical Evidence from China

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 13 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Weijia Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Andre Yousefi

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

PCH Lime Lab co-founder Andre Yousefi will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well...   More >

The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon

Film - Short: Center for Korean Studies | November 15 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The artist joins us to present five of her short films using animation and new technologies that reflect on historical truth and personal meaning, whether in the Korean DMZ or modern France.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Friday, November 17, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | November 17 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buffalo Boy

Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This Vietnamese coming-of-age story about a boy and his buffalo, set in French colonial Indochina circa 1940, won the special prize from the Youth Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | November 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | November 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

State-Building And Political Development In US Foreign Policy

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book, The End of History...   More >

Rise of the Female Imam: Gender Reform in Islam

Panel Discussion: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley

 Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.

Center Stage

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Plum Blossoms: With Karen LeGault

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | December 3 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Golden Mountain, Iron Heap: A Poetic Ethnography of Extraction in Eastern Mongolia

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | December 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

This paper explores Mongolia’s mineral extraction boom through an examination of local concepts of landscape. In order to engage seriously with local place-making practices, it analyzes the steppe topologically, looking at attributes of landscape that transcend material upheaval. In eastern Mongolia, poetry is a primary means of mediating human interaction with space, and thus poetic literacy is...   More >

Altan Ovoo in winter, Dariganga Soum, Sukhbaatar Province

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Trans-Regionalism and Economic Co-Dependency across the South China Sea

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger...   More >

Friday, December 8, 2017

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Korean Fashion from the Joseon Dynasty to Today

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | December 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 04102

 Asian Art Museum

Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Bamboo

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | January 28 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Orchid

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | February 18 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Chrysanthemum

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | March 25 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Couture Korea

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | November 3, 2017 – February 4, 2018 every day | Asian Art Museum, First Floor Special Exhibition Gallery

 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Asian Art Museum

Discover the past, present and future of Korea in this first U.S. exhibition to consider Korean fashion as an expression of social and cultural values.