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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | January 31 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | February 1 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

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

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Expanding Networks of Cooperation in East Asia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T. J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


For much of the period since the end of the Cold War, relations in East Asia became increasingly interdependent economically as well as more tightly enmeshed institutionally. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed in 1967, had long been the sole regional body...   More >



Erhu and Yangqin: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | February 4 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Eric Jung, erhu & Lynn Tsai, yangqin

Liu Wenjin, Earth - The Beggar Lies in the Mud
Liu Tianhua, Leisure Poem
Chen Gang, The Sunshine on Taxkorgan
Ancient Melody, The General's Command
Traditional Melody, The Azalea
Huang Haihuai, Racing Horses


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Persistence of Cold War Regime in South Korea: The discourse of "chongbuk chwap'a"

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | February 6 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Namhee Lee, Associate Professor of Modern Korean History, UCLA

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


How might one explain the rise of the discourse of “chongbuk chwap’a” (a term commonly translated as “pro-North leftists”) given South Korea’s recent history of the democratization movement and the transition from a series of authoritarian regimes to a parliamentary democracy? In what ways does this discourse differ from the anticommunism of the authoritarian regimes of the earlier period? What...   More >

Monday, February 9, 2015

From Landscape Theory to Media Theory: Metamorphosis of Cinema and Revolutionary Theory in the Early 70s Japan

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


Go Hirasawa, Meiji Gakuin University/NYU

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Go HIRASAWA is a visiting scholar at NYU and a researcher at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He has coordinated a workshop on landscape theory at NYU and Ghent University and Goldsmiths. HIRASAWA has organized a retrospective of Masao Adachi at The Cinématheque Française and The Harvard Film Archive, exhibitions of Wakamatsu and Oshima around the world. With Nicole Brenez at Paris...   More >

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Medicine Buddha Across Borders: Tibetan Buddhism and the Politics of Learning in Qing China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Stacey Van Vleet, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow

Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

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


During the same period remembered today for the rise of science along mercantile-colonialist sea routes, an inland network of Tibetan Buddhist monastic medical colleges proliferated in tandem with the expansion of the Qing Empire over Inner Asia. These monastic medical colleges spread a framework for ordering bodies, cosmologies, and technologies, and played a crucial role in the propagation of...   More >

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Creative Buddhas, Gnosticism, and Pure Lands in Tibet: The Great Perfection Seminal Heart Tradition from the Unimpeded Sound Tantra to Longchenpa

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | February 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


David Germano, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Center for Buddhist Studies


The Great Perfection (rdzogs chen) is historically one of the most creative developments to emerge in Tibetan Buddhism and Bön religious traditions. In the Buddhist forms, the classical history runs from the ninth to thirteenth centuries and culminates in the fourteen century corpus of Longchenpa. A dramatic transformation occurred from the eleventh century onwards with the emergence of the...   More >


General Public

Friday, February 13, 2015

Volunteer Tourism and Public Anthropology: In the Aftermath of the 3.11 East Japan Disaster

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Shinji Yamashita, The University of Tokyo/The UCLA Center for Japanese Studies

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Tourism Studies Working Group


On March 11, 2011, a mega-earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck East Japan, followed by a huge tsunami and the meltdown of several nuclear reactors in Fukushima. This was a disaster of unprecedented complexity. The disaster left approximately 20,000 dead, including missing people, and it is said that the damage can be estimated at 17 trillion Japanese yen. However, what we should understand is that...   More >



Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Center for Chinese Studies

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  King Tsin Restaurant (厚德福)


1699 Solano Avenue, Berkeley (Albany), CA 94707

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Happy Lunar New Year! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese New Year.

$30 faculty and community, $15 students and UC staff. RSVP and prepayment required. Contact Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu or 510-643-6322.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Advanced payment required. RSVP by February 9 by calling Angel Ryono at 510-643-3622, or by emailing Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Summer Abroad: Taipei, Taiwan: Business Chinese

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall


Berkeley Study Abroad


Acquire the cultural, social, and business skills necessary to communicate on a daily basis with the public and professional community through an intensive six-week immersion in Taipei.



Korean Economic Development: Aid Dependence To Sustainable Development, Why Korea Succeeded

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 20 | 4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Joon-Kyung Kim, President, Korea Development Institute

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


Bio

Joon-Kyung Kim is President of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management. He served as Senior Vice President of KDI and Secretary to the President in Financial Policy. He was also an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech; Visiting Professor at Columbia University and a World Bank Consultant. His recent research has focused on Sino-Korean economic...   More >



Plastic China

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | February 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Wang Jiuliang, independent filmmaker

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Film screening and presentation by the filmmaker.

Interview with the filmmaker: https://www.chinadialogue.net/books/6947-Film-How-China-became-the-world-s-rubbish-dump/en

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interpreting the flexibility in music meter of Japanese Noh drama

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Professor Takanori Fujita, Kyoto City University of Arts

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


The music meter of Japanese Noh drama has attracted scholars because of its flexibility, which, I think, is related to Noh’s learning process. Faithful imitation of a teacher for life is the central moral in lesson community. In performance, players are taught not to synchronize too much with each other. Especially, singers are strictly kept ignorant of basic music meter that underlies songs. How...   More >



Creativity Across the Disciplines: Stan Lai and Bruce Beasley in conversation

Panel Discussion: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Alumni House


Stan Lai, Playwright; Bruce Beasley, Sculptor

Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, and ARC Director, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Arts Research Center


Join ARC for a riveting public conversation with master artists and UC Berkeley alumni, sculptor Bruce Beasley (Art Practice, ’62) and playwright Stan Lai (TDPS, ’83), as they discuss creativity and the arts. ARC Director Shannon Jackson will moderate as the two artists explore the nature of creativity in both the visual and performing arts. We will consider how both Beasley’s sculptures and...   More >

Thursday, February 26, 2015

HTNM Lecture "Gamic Orientalism": with Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Chris Goto-Jones, Leiden University

Center for New Media


The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.


All Audiences, Faculty, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dunhuang and the Silk Road: Imperial Archaeology to Digital Reunification

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Patricia Berger, Art History, UC Berkeley

Susan Whitfield, curator, Central Asian manuscripts at the British Library; faculty member, The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

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


The discovery in 1900 — and dispersal worldwide within little over a decade— of a Library Cave hidden for almost 1000 years in the Buddhist cave temples of Dunhuang was a catalyst for China's positioning itself as a key player in a pre-modern 'global' world, the Silk Road. Dunhuang, a UNESCO world heritage site, remains at the forefront of China's bid to consolidate this through the current...   More >

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hong Kong: Internal Challenges and Regional Perspective

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Clement C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Hong Kong’s unique political and economic position is the subject of an address by Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States. Appointed in 2014 as the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in North America, , he directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade...   More >

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Video Screening: "Comfort Women Wanted"

Film - Documentary: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | March 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist (New York City)

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Department of Ethnic Studies


COMFORT WOMEN WANTED
Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist


The video is based on Chang-Jin Lee’s interviews in 7 countries with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Dutch, and Filipino "comfort women" survivors, as well as a former Japanese soldier.

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, known as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves...   More >

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Field of Guanxi Studies

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


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


Since the publication in 2002 of Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi, edited by Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie and David Wank, a distinct "field of guanxi studies" has emerged involving scholars from the social sciences, business and area studies. This conference draws together more than a dozen experts from around the world to share their recent...   More >

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Field of Guanxi Studies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 7 | 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), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Since the publication in 2002 of Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi, edited by Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie and David Wank, a distinct "field of guanxi studies" has emerged involving scholars from the social sciences, business and area studies. This conference draws together more than a dozen experts from around the world to share their recent...   More >

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth

Lecture | March 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Sara McClintock, Associate Professor of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, Emory University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Sara McClintock is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University, where she teaches courses in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and interpretation theory in the study of religion. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College (1983), her master’s degree in world religions from Harvard Divinity School (1989), and her doctorate in religion from Harvard University (2002)....   More >

Friday, March 13, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Levi McLaughlin, NC State University; Steven Reed, Chuo University

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley

Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Levi McLaughlin and Steven R. Reed will discuss their new book, Komeito: Religion and Politics in Japan, co-edited with George Ehrhardt and Axel Klein. The Soka Gakkai (the Value Creation Study Association), a lay Buddhist organization and Japan's largest collective of active religious participants, began supporting political candidates in 1955 and founded the Komeito (Clean...   More >

Saturday, March 14, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Monday, March 16, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




The Cultural Economy of China’s Cultural Revolution

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


Andrew F. Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Pang Laikwan, Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk is separated into two parts. The first part is devoted to the general relationship between culture and economy during the Cultural Revolution. Although the Cultural Revolution “ascetic” society repressed consumption, the consumption of propaganda culture was fanatically promoted, because the propaganda arts was a direct embodiment of the official ideology, and the propaganda culture...   More >

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in public opinion (as...   More >

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Sixth International Ryūkoku Symposium on Buddhism and Japanese Culture

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Yukio Kusaka, Professor of the Department of Japanese Literature, Ryukoku University; Sei Noro, Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Jijun Yoshida, Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Takahiko Kameyama, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Institute of Buddhist Studies; "Tatsuo" Florian Saile, Buddhist Studies Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Koufukuji Temple Monk; Mark Blum, Buddhist Studies and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Professor in Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University


SCHEDULE
Each talk will last 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A

Morning Session | 9:00AM-12:00PM (will be conducted in Japanese)
1. 真宗の唱道勧化本について
日下幸男氏(龍谷大学文学部教授)
Revealing the...   More >

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Sun Rises Again? Regaining the Industrial Competitiveness of Japan in a Science Based Economic Era: Japan's Competitive Strength Going Forward

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Kazuyuki Motohashi, The University of Tokyo

Robert Cole, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This talk is based on Motohashi Kazuyuki’s new book, “Hi ha Mata Takaku (The Sun Rises Again)” published by Nikkei. In it, he explains how Japan should proceed to regain its industrial competitiveness. He analyzes the shift in the sources of industrial competitiveness, taking into account science revolutions (IT, life science etc.) and the growing importance of emerging economies...   More >

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Defections

Reading - Literary: Center for Korean Studies | April 1 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Hannah Michell, Writer

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/04/the-defections-hannah-michell-review-lost-souls-seoul

Synopsis

Mia is an outsider. The child of an English mother, she defies the rigid expectations of her Korean stepmother to work as a translator at the British Embassy.

Her uncle runs a charitable - and controversial - school for North Korean defectors, and prevails upon Mia's stepmother to...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2015

Inventing Silk Road Studies

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

Tamara Chin, Comparative Literature, Brown University

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


Since the 1980s, the term Silk Road has had a popular and academic appeal, suggestive of an era of premodern globalization in which China played a central role. Silk Road books, journals, exhibitions, conferences, and institutes are increasingly commonplace across Asia, North America, and Europe. The talk introduces the modern idea of the Silk Road as a term first coined by a German geographer...   More >

Monday, April 6, 2015

Documentary Screening: “Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World”

Film - Documentary: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | April 6 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Timothy Tangherlini, Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles; Stephen Epstein, Programme Director, University of Wellington, Victoria

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


The spread of South Korean popular music, or K-pop, has been a striking global phenomenon. In 2012 PSY’s viral sensation “Gangnam Style” became the most viewed video on YouTube ever, generating over a billion hits and scores of imitations. But Korean music is not only idol groups and viral videos. There is also a vibrant indie and punk scene that has been active for the past two decades.

A...   More >

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai; Hong Kong, 2000): Film 50: History of Cinema

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Emily Carpenter

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


(Fa yeung nin wa). Supposedly the most universally acclaimed film of the twenty-first century, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love seems like it has been around for decades; even when it debuted in 2000, however, the film—set in the early 1960s—already seemed timeless. (98mins)


$5.50 UC Berkeley students, $7.50 BAM/PFA Members, $8.50 Seniors; Disabled persons; UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; Youth 17 and under, $11.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Friday, April 17, 2015

When Modernity Hits Hard: Redefining Buddhism in Meiji-Taisho-Early Shōwa Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 17 – 18, 2015 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; Melissa Curley, University of Iowa; Jessica Main, University of British Columbia; John Maraldo, Indiana University; Ama Michihiro, University of Alaska Anchorage; Yoshinaga Shin’ichi, Maizuru National College of Technology; George Tanabe, University of Hawaiʻi

Jim Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; Richard Jaffe, Duke University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, BDK America


This conference aims to present new research on the turbulent period between the Meiji Restoration and the onset of full-scale warfare in 1931 when the central government of Japan expressed open hostility toward Buddhism for the first time since its introduction in the 6th century. These papers explore various efforts made in response to powerful pressures to redefine Buddhism's place in a...   More >



Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Modernity Hits Hard: Redefining Buddhism in Meiji-Taisho-Early Shōwa Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 17 – 18, 2015 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; Melissa Curley, University of Iowa; Jessica Main, University of British Columbia; John Maraldo, Indiana University; Ama Michihiro, University of Alaska Anchorage; Yoshinaga Shin’ichi, Maizuru National College of Technology; George Tanabe, University of Hawaiʻi

Jim Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; Richard Jaffe, Duke University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, BDK America


This conference aims to present new research on the turbulent period between the Meiji Restoration and the onset of full-scale warfare in 1931 when the central government of Japan expressed open hostility toward Buddhism for the first time since its introduction in the 6th century. These papers explore various efforts made in response to powerful pressures to redefine Buddhism's place in a...   More >

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Twenty-first Century Italy-China Silk Road and its National Legacies

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Sylvia Yanagisako, Anthropology, Stanford University

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


Since China's entry into the WTO, Italian textile, garment and fashion firms have moved a large part of their production to China. While it might appear to be a sufficient analysis to examine Italy's investments solely in the context of the contemporary moment, a discussion of the distinctive historical trajectories that have led Italian entrepreneurs to China and that have shaped Chinese...   More >

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Van Gogh on Demand, Winnie Wong: Berkeley Book Chat

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong specializes in the history and present of artistic authorship, with a focus on interactions between China and the West. Her book, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014), explores contemporary art in the world's largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting, Dafen village, China.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, May 1, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 1 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.