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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Activities on Autonomous Driving at VisLab

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall


Alberto Broggi, Professor, Università di Parma, Italy

Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), CITRIS (Ctr for Info Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


VisLab has been active in the field of intelligent vehicles for the last two decades: after the first test (2000+ km in semi-autonomous mode in 1998), VisLab designed and realized the perception system of TerraMax, the largest entry in the DARPA Challenges, which was the only vehicle that reached the end of the DARPA Grand Challenge with vision as primary sensor. In 2010 VisLab conceived and...   More >



Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | September 18 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Gund Theater


Shirley Muramoto Wong, Filmmaker

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, The Japanese American Women Alumnae of University of California, Berkeley


“Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps” uses historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned to tell the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority (WRA) emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization. This film is the first major presentation of the...   More >


RSVP by September 15 online, or by calling Jessica Chin at 510-642-380, or by emailing Jessica Chin at jessicachin@berkeley.edu.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | September 19 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoon Il Chang, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Chaim Braun, Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Yongsoo Hwang, Director General, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; Yusuke Kuno, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Michael J. Apted, Vice President, INTERA Incorporated; In-Tae Kim, Vice President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Thomas Isaacs, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Joonhong Ahn, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

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


Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, September 22, 2014

From Water Mill to Rumor Mill: On nativist (hyangt’o) aesthetics in South Korea’s literary film adaptations

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Jinsoo An, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Weihong Bao, Film and Media, UC Berkeley

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


This presentation brings attention to the communal dynamics in South Korea’ literary film adaptations. In particular, it focuses on munye yŏnghwa (“literary art film”), which gained both popularity and critical accolades in the 1960s through creative adaptation of Korea’s colonial literature. This presentation traces the points of divergence in cinematic configuration and explains how they...   More >



Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 22 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Timothy Brook, History & Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Republic of China Chair, Department of History and Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia

Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

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


A forgotten 17th-century Chinese map of East Asia, known as the Selden Map, came to light in Oxford a few years ago. Utterly unlike any map from that period, it forces us to rewrite the global history of cartography from a Chinese perspective. More than that, it obliges us to rethink the shaping of political economies at a moment when trade was networking China to Europe, with consequences for...   More >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Taiwan: Understanding the “Rover” Incident of 1867

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

You-tien Hsing, Geography, UC Berkeley

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


A key moment in Taiwan’s history, the 1867 Rover incident thrust into relief Taiwan’s geostrategic command over critical sea-lanes and border-crossing connections. This talk situates the conflict in its historical context, its role in setting the stage for later confrontations, and suggests what is at stake in the historical narratives that have been constructed about Taiwan.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Meditation-Tradition of Interpreting the Maitreya-Works: Taking Yogācāra and Buddha-Nature as a Basis of Mahāmudrā Pith Instructions

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | September 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Klaus-Dieter Mathes, University of Vienna

Center for Buddhist Studies


Based on an analysis of new material from the collected works (? for bka´ ´bum?) of the Kadampa school, this presentation will show how the Eighth Abbot of sNar thang sKyo ston sMon lam Tshul khrims (1219-1299) endorsed the meditation tradition of the Maitreya works. From a doctrinal point of view he avoids the ontological commitments of the Jo nang pas, however, and comes close to ‘Gos Lo...   More >



Counterfeit Money, Starring Patty Hearst

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library


Byron Hamann, Professor, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University

Department of History of Art


Spanning Mexico City, Jingdezhen, the Alexander Archipelago, Southern California, Cuzco, and Manila, this talk will explore the non-monetary uses of money in the Pacific World circa 1800. Historically, of course, “counterfeit” did not necessarily have the negative “forgery-falsification” connotations it has today. Counterfeiting could just mean copying, or, etymologically, “to make in opposition...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

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


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

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


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Birth of Sentimental Youths: The Affective Turn in 1910s Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 29 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoon Sun Yang, Assistant Professor, Boston University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


During the first decade after Japan’s annexation of Korea (1910), short stories portraying sentimental men emerged in the Korean literary landscape. These stories often revolved around the emotional agonies of men who suffered from physical or psychological illness, a lover’s death or betrayal, the loss of a job, or perennial poverty. Written by fledgling male writers who were coming of age in...   More >

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


David Mungello, Professor of History, Baylor University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


David Mungello, Professor of History at Baylor University, argues that, viewed long-term perspective, the Catholic
"invasion" of China, 1841-2000, contributed to the transformation of a mission church into an indigenous religion.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Japanese Family in the Early Modern Period

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.



History of the Secret Body: Gender, Code, and Media Technology--Tracing the Genealogy of Sinophone Espionage Films

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 3 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Weihong Bao, EALC/Film and Media

Miryam Sas, Comparative Literature and Film

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


This paper looks at Chinese espionage films during the Second World War to tackle cultural constructions of secrecy that continues to concern us today. I focus on secrecy as the central trope of information congealing the dynamic relationship between the code, the gendered body, and media technology.



Art of the Korean Division: Imagined Unification, Ethical Subjectivity, and Crow’s Eye View

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


Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This talk is inspired by one of the foremost South Korean literary critics, Paik Nak-chung, who theorized “division system (pundan ch’aeje)” and “division reality (pundan hyŏnsil)” as the ultimate logics organizing social formation and reality in Korea. Following the epistemological shift in South Korean artists’ North Korea-related endeavors—from the pictorial representation of “the Korean...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Japanese Family in the Early Modern Period

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Comparative Responses to Atrocity

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 6 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Alan Tansman, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures. UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


In this talk I will discuss my experience teaching a course comparing Jewish and Japanese responses to atrocity and my attempt to grapple with the pedagogical, ethical, and aesthetic issues the comparison, and the class, raise.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Working Group | Globalizing Neoliberalism(s)?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Julia Elyachar, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, UC Irvine; Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

The Program in Critical Theory


In this session, we reflect on how norms and practices of neoliberal governmentality are disseminated and transformed across borders. Professors Elyachar and Rofel’s extensive studies of Egypt and China, respectively, offer new insights into how different forms of neoliberalism transform social and political life in various contexts, while also calling into question the enduring viability...   More >


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Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Zhang Yimou and the Socialist Legacy: From Red Sorghum to Happy Times

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 9 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Wendy Larson, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon, Portland

Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The speaker will discuss two films by director Zhang Yimou (张艺谋): Red Sorghum (红高粱, 1987) and Happy Times (幸福时光, 2000).



International Politics in East Asia

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 9 | 4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room


Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Akihiko Tanaka is President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Before assuming the present post, he was Professor of International Politics at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. Most recently he was Vice President of the...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, October 10, 2014

From Mandarins to Mulian: A Celebration of David Johnson’s Legacy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


This conference in honor of David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, UC Berkeley will include presentations by former students and colleagues.



The Sandwich Man (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Zheng Zhuanxiang, Wan Jen; Taiwan, 1983): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Considered the opening salvo of the New Taiwan Cinema, The Sandwich Man combined short films by three directors into a declaration of intent and a statement on a rapidly modernizing Taiwan.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.



Cute Girl (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1980): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | October 10 | 9 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hou Hsiao-hsien made an unlikely feature debut with this breezy romantic comedy starring Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee and Taiwanese pop diva Feng Fei-fei. Eighties fashion, Canto-pop-driven montages, and glimpses of a changing Taipei pepper this tale of mismatched lovers.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Aihwa Ong - Comparative Ethnic DNA in China

Colloquium | October 13 | 12:30 p.m. |  Doe Library


Aihwa Ong, Professor, Anthropology

Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor, Public Health

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


In recent years, BGI Genomics, based in southern China, has called “a global DNA assembly factory.” This talk identifies BGI as more than just a genomic factory that promotes the borderless prowess of its inexpensive sequencing power for the global good...   More >

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

War in East Asia?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

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


The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1982): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 19 | 6:45 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hong Kong crooner Kenny Bee is an idealistic big-city teacher assigned to a remote rural village in Hou’s gentle look at country life.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cheerful Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1981): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee and Taiwanese pop diva Feng Fei-fei return for Hou’s extremely rare second film, which follows the unlikely romance between a blind man and a photographer across Taiwan’s most scenic locales.


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Materiality of “Shu” 書 (Documents)

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date


Dirk Meyer, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


In the summer of 2008, Beijing Tsinghua University purchased about two thousand and more bamboo slips dating from circa 300 BC. These materials carry writing and show significant overlap with much of what is expressed in the transmitted Shangshu. At the same time, they also yield major conceptual differences to the transmitted body of texts and allow for conclusions to be drawn about the Shangshu...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monkey Business: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry from Japan and the US

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 23 | 2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Tomoka Shibasaki; Hiromi Itoh

Roland Kelts; Ted Goossen

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation, The Nippon Foundation, A Public Space, Japan Society of Northern California


Monkey Business is a Tokyo- and Brooklyn-based annual literary journal which showcases Japanese fiction & poetry newly translated into English. The magazine draws a large part of its materials from the Japanese quarterlies Monkey Business (2008-2011) and Monkey (2013- ), but it also publishes new works by contemporary American and British writers popular in Japan, providing...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 510 (Fifth Floor)


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Boys From Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1983): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 28 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A trio of bored teenagers finds trouble and women from the small island of Fengkuei to the bustling southern port of Kaohsiung in Hou’s fourth film. “A triumph of the hauntingly ordinary” (Village Voice)


$5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-5249.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pirates of the China Seas: East Asian Popular Music and the ‘Archipelago of Empire’

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


Postwar musical cultures in East Asia emerged at the confluence of empires. By the mid-1950s, revolutionary states in China and North Korea had disengaged themselves from prewar circuits of production and dissemination, and begun to construct radically different systems for the creation and circulation of music. These new circuits were to a significant extent routed (ideologically, technically,...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Genealogies of Chinese Sovereignty Since 1492

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Teemu Ruskola, School of Law, Emory University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


How did the multiethnic Qing empire (1644-1911) on the eastern edge of the Eurasian landmass become an “international legal person” with the proper name “China”—that is, a sovereign nation-state in a world of other, formally equal nation-states? Historically the law of nations emerged as the constitution of Europe: a set of constitutive norms that governed the relationship among the so-called...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 – 7, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


While historical writing is often imagined as process of transcribing political events and editing documentary sources, the standard histories of China’s early imperial period show that politics was closely connected to a variety of technical arts including astronomy, calendrics, and omenology. Early historians were adept at these arts, and they are not only at the center of the genre of...   More >



Family Routes: Transnational Adoption and the Production of Nationhood

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 7 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


While historical writing is often imagined as process of transcribing political events and editing documentary sources, the standard histories of China’s early imperial period show that politics was closely connected to a variety of technical arts including astronomy, calendrics, and omenology. Early historians were adept at these arts, and they are not only at the center of the genre of...   More >



Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 – 7, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


While historical writing is often imagined as process of transcribing political events and editing documentary sources, the standard histories of China’s early imperial period show that politics was closely connected to a variety of technical arts including astronomy, calendrics, and omenology. Early historians were adept at these arts, and they are not only at the center of the genre of...   More >



Institute of Transportation Studies Friday Seminar: Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems — Are We Doing the Right Thing, and Doing it Right?

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


H. Olver Gao, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Institute of Transportation Studies, TRANSOC


Transportation-related air pollution, GHG emissions and energy problems are a significant issue in the U.S., China, and across the world. The World Health Organization estimates that urban air pollution causes 200,000 deaths per year worldwide and that it will be responsible for 8 million premature deaths from 2000 to 2020. Sacrificing transportation needs for environmental quality is simply...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 8 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room


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


While historical writing is often imagined as process of transcribing political events and editing documentary sources, the standard histories of China’s early imperial period show that politics was closely connected to a variety of technical arts including astronomy, calendrics, and omenology. Early historians were adept at these arts, and they are not only at the center of the genre of...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Miryam Sas - Transcultural Media Practices and Contemporary Japan

Colloquium | November 10 | 11:30 a.m. |  Doe Library


Miryam Sas, Professor, Comparative Literature and Film

An Jinsoo, Assistant Professor, EALC

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


TBA

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)



A Rising Wind 風立ちぬ: Kaze Tachinu

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Japanese Studies | November 12 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoko Nishina, Calligrapher; Liza Dalby, Mounter

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


"This exhibition of hanging scrolls, with the theme “A Rising Wind” is the second collaboration of calligrapher Yoko Nishina and mounter Liza Dalby.

The title comes from a line in Paul Valery’s 1920 poem Graveyard by the Sea

A rising wind! We must try to live!

In Japanese the phrase kaze tachinu calls to mind the refreshing wind of autumn."

An illustrated talk on the...   More >

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Great European War and the Rise of Radical Shinto Ultranationalism in Japan

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Walter Skya, Associate Professor, History Department; Director, Asian Studies, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Few students of history are aware of the ideological linkages between Shintō nationalism in Japan and the new nationalists of early twentieth-century Europe, especially Italian Fascists and German Nazis—a linkage that began prior to the First World War and continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s. There is much historical evidence to show that Italian Fascists and German Nazis were inspired...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chinese in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Korea, 1882-1945

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Vladimir Tikhonov, Professor, University of Oslo

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Contrary to the commonly accepted wisdom, Korean society never was “ethnically homogeneous,” even before the onset of the epoch of multiculturalism in the 1990s in South Korea. In pre-colonial and colonial Korea, ethnic Chinese – mostly from Shandong – were the main non-Korean ethnic group residing in Korea, alongside with (much more numerous) Japanese. By 1910, they numbered ca. 2000; by 1931,...   More >



Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Monday, November 17, 2014

CAS Lecture Series

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 17 | TBA Stephens Hall


Jessica Crewe, PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature

Center for African Studies


Jessica Crew, "South African Missionary Journalism and the British Adventure Novel."

Jessica Crewe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. She is currently completing a dissertation titled "Distant Reading: Narrative Theory at the Edge of Empire," which explores the rhetoric and politics of sentiment in British and Japanese colonialist novels published before World...   More >



Greeting the Dead: Managing Solitary Existence in Japan

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 17 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221, Gifford Room


Anne Allison, Duke University

Department of Anthropology


This lecture is part of the University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology 290 Series lectures



1943: China at the Crossroads

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Joseph Esherick, History, UC San Diego

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


World War II was a transformative moment shaping the world we live in. In China, it was particularly important for it witnessed the gradual disintegration of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist regime and the rise of the Chinese Communists. At the beginning of the war, Chiang Kai-shek was the indispensable leader of China; while the Communists were a ragtag band of hearty survivors of the militarily...   More >

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Does the United States Have a Grand Strategy in Asia?

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asian and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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


Michael Jonathan Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and an associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs, with responsibility for Japan, Korea,...   More >


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Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Looking Intently: The James Cahill Legacy

Exhibit - Painting | July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. At the time few collectors were...   More >


Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)