Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Korea

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | April 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stella Xu, Roanoke College

 Martin Bale, Yeungnam University; Jonathan Best, Wesleyan University; Marjorie Burge, UC Berkeley; Mark Byington, Harvard University; Jack Davey, UC Berkeley; Lauren Glover, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Lee, Yonsei University; Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon; Rachel Lee, University of Washington; Rory Walsh, University of Oregon

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Early Korea is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human society on the Korean peninsula in ancient times, make the case for the relevance of the region to world history and archaeology, and critically appraise how ancient history is used in the present to foster notions of Korean identity.

Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Asian Socialism, Magical Realism: What was Global Maoism?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In an Arrighi-inspired model of literary history, Jed Esty has recently argued that periods of imperial crisis have also been periods in literature of “realism wars.” This account forces us to reconsider not only the question of whether postmodernism was the ascendant aesthetic of the 70s but also the question of whether postmodernism was in fact all along the realism of a financialized US...   More >

Sunday, April 30, 2017

CAA Chinese Chapter 2017 Spring Banquet

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | April 30 | 6-9 p.m. |  Peony Restaurant

 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Yan Chow, M.D., Medical Director for the Digital Health, Medical Sciences Early Development Group, Amgen; Francis Wong, M.D., Founder, Outcomes.com

 CAA Chinese Chapter

The California Alumni Association (CAA) Chinese Chapter and UC Chinese Alumni Foundation cordially invites you to our Spring Banquet on Sunday, April 30, 2017!

Location: Peony Restaurant, 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (510-286-8886)

Date / Time: Sunday, April 30, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 PM PST

Price: $50/person, alumni and friends

Come celebrate, network and learn as we honor student...   More >

 $50 General Admission

  Register online

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Buddhist Sectarianism in Burma’s Last Kingdom

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | May 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexandra Kaloyanides, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

The collapse of Burma’s final kingdom was devastating for the Buddhist organizations that depended on its royal sponsorship. The nineteenth-century encroachment of the British Raj crippled both the Konbaung Dynasty and its once-powerful monastic establishment, but it also created opportunities for opposition parties. One adversarial Buddhist sect, the Paramats, was particularly active between the...   More >

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Lecture | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date

 Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk will make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as “communal”. This lecture has been re-scheduled from its original March date.

Nick Cheesman

Friday, May 5, 2017

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Patricia Berger, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

For full description and schedule:
http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

For full schedule and directions:
http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Garden Tour: Treasures of the Japanese Collection

Tour/Open House: Center for Japanese Studies | May 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Garden Horticulturist Dylan Ferriera on a walk through the Asian Collection of the Garden looking at the Japanese accessions. A rare opportunity to take a closer look at these spectacular plants with the Garden expert!

 $15, $10 Garden members

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Secret Gardens of Kyoto

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | May 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Did you know that the gardens of Kyoto are mostly native, that the Japanese garden craftsmen strive to follow patterns found in local nature, and that things you see (plants and teatime) are as important as what you don’t see (shadows and empty space)? Enter landscapes in private homes, monasteries, and an emperor’s estate with Leslie Buck as she takes you on a visual tour of gardens mentioned in...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Folk Textiles of Japan: Plant Fibers and Dyes with Yoshiko Wada

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | July 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join renowned textile scholar Yoshiko Wada for a presentation on folk textiles of Japan looking at the use of plant fibers and dyes. This illustrated talk will discuss history, culture and preparation of textiles throughout Japan.

 $25, $20 Garden members

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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mongolia excursion July 15-26, 2017

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

 Uranchimeg Tsultem, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

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

Deer stones in Mongolia

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Question of Tartar Textiles: Dante, Cangrande I della Scala, and the Vatican Archive

Lecture: Mongolia Initiative | October 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The Chinese-Islamic cultural encounter in Central Asia found its maximum expression with the Pax Mongolica in territories that, although vast in area, became similar in aesthetic culture, and brought into existence a unique “dress code” among various social classes from China to Italy. Similarly to the Tang, in the thirteenth century, the Mongols established their domain with a multicultural...   More >

St. Nikolai textile

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for Southeast Asian Collections, University of California, Berkeley

 Library

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.