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Friday, October 31, 2014

What Is an Author during the Cultural Revolution?

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 31 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Xin Liu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Max Auffhammer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

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


This paper tries to show that there came, in the context of globalization when the original has become increasingly its own copy (e.g. Baudrillard’s simulacra), a very different making of authorship in today’s China, i.e. different from its Maoist past...   More >



The Sarashina Diary: A new collaborative translation and study

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 31 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto will present on this new translation of Sarashina nikki, produced with Professor Moriyuki Itō of Gakushūin Women’s University. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan (Columbia University Press, 2014) recounts the life of Japanese noblewoman over a forty-year period, offers a portrait of the writer as reader,...   More >



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

A Summer at Grandpa's (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1984): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 1 | 8:15 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Two city kids spend a summer in the countryside while their mother is hospitalized in the film that marked Hou’s arrival on the world-cinema stage. “Gentle, deeply humane and totally assured” (Tony Rayns). (98 mins)


$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)

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)

Monday, November 3, 2014

Special Reception with Cheryl Haines in honor of “Creative Interventions and Social Activation”

Reception: Center for Chinese Studies | November 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  The David Brower Center


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Cheryl Haines

Arts Research Center


Join us for a cocktail reception in honor of Cheryl Haines & @LARGE: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz to help support our free public lecture series on Art, Technology, and Activism honoring the Free Speech Movement on the UC Berkeley campus.

Special Reception For:

Creative Interventions and Social Activation
Cheryl Haines, Executive Director, FOR-SITE Foundation &
Curator, “@Large: Ai Weiwei on...   More >


$100.00

Buy tickets online.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

BSAC Technology Seminar - MEMS Incubation at Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall


Peter Himes, Shanghai Industrial µTechnology Research Institute (SITRI)

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center


The Shanghai Industrial microTechnology Research Institute (SITRI) was formed by the Shanghai government to create a new model for the development and commercialization of new technologies and products in MEMS supporting the IoT and Wearable Device markets. This talk will introduce the SITRI model and discuss how it is bringing new capabilities to the MEMS commercialization landscape.


Faculty, Staff, Students - Graduate

RSVP by November 3 online.

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.-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 3335 and 3401


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



A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1985): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 6 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Out of his own childhood, Hou weaves a picture of a moment in time. "A spectacular triumph without anything of the 'spectacular' about it" (Derek Malcolm). (136 mins)


$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)

Friday, November 7, 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.-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 3335 and 3401


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 >



Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1986): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 7 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The story of a country boy's lost love, "a heartbreaking film of profound humanity, the high point of an enormously gifted director in mid-career" (Evans Chan). (110 mins)


$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, November 8, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 8 | 10-11 a.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room


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


The closing keynote address of this three day conference, delivered by Michael Loewe of Cambridge University, will be held in the East Asian Library Seminar Room at 10 am...   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

Daughter of the Nile (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1987): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 9 | 6 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A young woman and her brother float along the periphery of the Taipei underworld in Hou’s intriguing blend of gangster tale and mood-drenched drama, a fascinating and little-seen forerunner to his Millennium Mambo and Goodbye South, Goodbye. (93 mins)


$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)

Monday, November 10, 2014

Corporations, Junk, and the Wind: Three Women Artists after 3.11

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miryam Sas, Comparative Literature and Film, UC Berkeley

An Jinsoo, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


As part of a larger project on "Transcultural Media Practices and Contemporary Japan," this talk focuses on the work of three younger women artists who respond directly or indirectly to the changing perceptions of media art and the natural and built environments after 3.11...   More >

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Changing North Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 12 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andray Abrahamian, Executive Director, Choson Exchange

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Each one of us has some conception of North Korea. It has forced its way into our imaginations, yet so many developments in North Korea's economic and social relations are either ignored or misinterpreted. While the authorities search for non-threatening policy experiments, young North Koreans seek opportunities in the business world. Choson Exchange focuses on supporting pragmatic, talented...   More >



Visiting faculty Shoko Hikage, Koto: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | November 12 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Visiting faculty Shoko Hikage performs traditional music for koto, joined by Narae Kwon, gayageum. They will perform
Echoes of Harmonious Music for kayageum and koto




Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | November 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Learn where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in social sciences.



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)



Arising 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)


An illustrated talk on the Asian hanging scroll, its history, aesthetic, and social meanings

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."

In a Japanese or Chinese hanging scroll...   More >

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.



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), Department of History, Institute of European Studies


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 >



The Forest in the Words, or Rewildering the Classical Canon

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 4 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall


David T. Bialock, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This talk will look at some of the ways that the notion of wildness might productively complicate our understanding of nature-culture relations in Japanese literature. The talk will focus mainly on classical Japanese literature, including the Man’yōshū, The Tale of Genji, and garden treatises among other works, but there will also be some comparisons to modern writers such as Kawabata...   More >



Is it Possible to Achieve Work-Family Balance in Japan?: Culture, Institutions, and Personal Agency

Panel Discussion: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Dr. Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Family Studies, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo; Dr. Kumiko Nemoto, Professor, Department of Global Affairs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto; Dr. Yuko Onozaka, Associate Professor, UiS Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway

Dr. Susan Holloway, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


For the last several decades, an unstable economy and shifts in women’s opportunity to participate in the labor force have significantly altered the rhythm of Japanese family life. What tensions occur when changes in the macro sphere collide with personal and collective desires regarding marriage, parenting, and work? Which institutional and ideological forces enable some men and women to attain...   More >



A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1989): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 13 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Free screening exclusively for BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students. A family lives through Taiwan’s independence from Japan, and later political crackdown. Hong Kong superstar Tony Leung stars in “one of the supreme masterworks of contemporary cinema” (Jonathan Rosenbaum). (158 mins)


Free! 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

*Reserve free tickets in advance by emailing bampfamember@berkeley.edu. 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)

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fiscal Decentralization and Governance Reform

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


China’s fiscal decentralization has been praised as an important driver of its economic growth. Inter-jurisdictional competition has arguably incentivized officials to promote economic development...   More >



Umbrellas and Sunflowers: Student Movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | November 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 Wheeler | Note change in location


Professor Ming SING 成名, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Professor CHEN Yun Chung 陳允中, Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong; Professor Hsin-Hsing Chen 陳信行, Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih-Hsin University , Taiwan

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


New location: 315 Wheeler Hall

The three speakers on this panel are all experienced academic-activists with deep knowledge about Hong Kong, Taiwan and the two student movements for democracy that have galvanized international attention. They will provide the broad political economic backgrounds to the rise of these movements and analyze their internal dynamics, strategies and cultures.



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 >



The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1993): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 14 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Richard Suchenski; Guo-Juin Hong

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Free screening exclusively for BAM/PFA members and UC Berkeley students. Introduction and booksigning by Richard Suchenski. Suchenski and Guo-Juin Hong in conversation. Hou's film about the puppeteer Li Tien-lu is "epic in scope but personal in outlook, astonishingly rich in atmosphere but as unforced as the passing moment" (Kent Jones). (142 mins)


Free! 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

*Reserve free tickets in advance by emailing bampfamember@berkeley.edu. 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, November 15, 2014

Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1995): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 15 | 8:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Richard Suchenski

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


New 35mm print! Introduced by Richard Suchenski. Hou views Cold War repression in Taiwan through a present-day scrim. "A rigorous work of art whose mysteries are worth unraveling" (Caryn James). (108 mins)


$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)

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



Family life and Parenting in Contemporary Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Susan Holloway, Education, UC Berkeley

Laura C. Nelson, Gender & Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley

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


In the mid to late 20th century, Japanese women developed a reputation among Western scholars as exceedingly competent parents, whereas fathers were viewed as dependable wage earners but marginal participants in family life. Recent challenges in Japan have undermined these images of stability and competence, leaving some observers with a sense that Japanese parents have lost their way.

In this...   More >

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | November 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Jianye He, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

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. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in location


Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Associate Professor, Georgetown University

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 >


All Audiences

All Audiences



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

The Tokyo Model: Lessons in Slum Non-clearance from the World's First “Megacity”

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 20 | 5 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


Jordan Sand, Georgetown University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Global Urban Humanities


Jordan Sand will present his research on the activities of a Tokyo slumlord at the turn of the 20th century. Sand is Professor of Japanese History and Culture at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He teaches modern Japanese history and other topics in East Asian history, as well as urban history and the world...   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 21, 2014

Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1996): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 21 | 9 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A band of “gangsters” move from one luckless scheme to another in the south of Taiwan in Hou’s take on the gangster film, which replaces gun battles and violence with the quiet moments in between. “A fascinating window onto modern Taiwan” (Berenice Reynaud). (112 mins)


$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, 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

Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1998): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 23 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


New 35mm print! Tony Leung stars in Hou's quietly sumptuous tale of brothel life in nineteenth-century Shanghai. "'Surrender' is the key to this visually ravishing masterpiece" (Philip Lopate). (113 mins)


$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)

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)

Friday, November 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)

Saturday, November 29, 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 30, 2014

Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1998): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | November 30 | 4 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


New 35mm print! Tony Leung stars in Hou's quietly sumptuous tale of brothel life in nineteenth-century Shanghai. "'Surrender' is the key to this visually ravishing masterpiece" (Philip Lopate). (113 mins)


$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, December 2, 2014

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

Lecture | December 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | December 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.



Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 (Ai WeiWei; China, 2014): I’m Weiwei: Activism, Free Expression, Human Rights

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | December 3 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Cheryl Haines

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


With special guest Cheryl Haines. Made by Ai and his studio confederates, Appeal ¥15,220,910.50 meticulously documents Ai’s arrest at the Beijing Airport, eighty-one-day incarceration, and subsequent Kafkaesque tangling with the Taxation Bureau. (128 mins)


$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)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

1943: China at the Crossroads

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | December 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time


Joseph Esherick, History, UC San Diego

Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

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 >



High Tech, Low Life (Stephen T. Maing; China/US, 2012): I’m Weiwei: Activism, Free Expression, Human Rights

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | December 4 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Monica Lam

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


With special guest Monica Lam. High Tech, Low Life follows two of China’s first “citizen reporters” as they roam the country reporting on social and economic debacles that have been suppressed by official outlets. (87 mins)


$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)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Organized Knowledge and State Socialism, 1949-1978

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | December 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Fifth floor conference room


1995 University Avenue

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This workshop will investigate knowledge production during the Maoist period (1949-1978) of the People’s Republic of China. Knowledge production means the forms of cultural, social, and political work that create those systems of knowledge recognized as legitimate in a particular social context. Participants will seek to illustrate the uniqueness of Mao era institutions, ideas, and identities as...   More >



Millenium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan/France, 2000): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 5 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The glamorous Shu Qi pouts her way through Taipei’s neon nightclubs in this hypnotic look at contemporary youth, shot by In The Mood For Love cameraman Mark Lee Ping-bin. “Among the most sublime, compelling, and beautifully crafted films to ever grace the big screen” (Film Threat). (119 mins)


$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, December 6, 2014

Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan/France, 2005): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 6 | 7:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Three different time periods, two lead roles, and one eternal love: Hou Hsiao-hsien's romantic work moves across the history of Taiwan—and the arc of the director's career—to explore the memory of love in 1966, 1911, and today. “Hypnotically beautiful” (Manohla Dargis). (130 mins)


$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)

Sunday, December 7, 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, December 10, 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, December 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)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Café Lumière (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Japan/Taiwan, 2003): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 12 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hou Hsiao-hsien pays tribute to Yasujiro Ozu in this meditative look at life and love in contemporary Tokyo, starring Tadanobu Asano. “The plot is spare, but the sounds, images, and ambience are indelible” (Jonathan Rosenbaum). (103 mins)


$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, December 13, 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, December 14, 2014

Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien; France/Taiwan, 2008): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 14 | 6 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hou Hsiao-hsien’s experimental remake of the French children’s classic. Starring Juliette Binoche and the City of Light. (115 mins)


$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)

Wednesday, December 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, December 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)

Friday, December 19, 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, December 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, December 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)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Kronos Quartet and Wu Man, pipa

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | January 18 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Cal Performances


Wu Man and Kronos have developed an exquisite ensemble sensibility that combines modern inventiveness with the tonal blend of Western strings and ancient Chinese lute. Last year, Wu Man was the first non-Western performer to win Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year, and Kronos "continues with undiminished ferocity to make unprecedented string quartet history" (Los Angeles Times).


All Audiences

All Audiences

$68

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

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, 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 >