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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: Where China and Global Advantages Converge

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 is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong is the world's 9th largest trading entity and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade pact with Mainland China...   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)


Click on title above for conference website.

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. 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)


Click on title above for conference website.

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. This conference draws together more than a dozen experts from around the world to share their recent...   More >

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sunflower Occupation (太陽‧不遠)

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | March 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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

Chao-ti Ho, Producer

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This collection of films connects the work of ten directors and nine themes. It is a record of how student activists in Taiwan occupied the parliament during March 2014 to protest the passing of the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) by the Koumintang ruling party without sufficient review.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Summer Abroad - Taipei, Taiwan: Business Chinese

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | March 11 | 1-2 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.



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

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 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.




23rd CMAT

Sport - Recreational: Center for Chinese Studies | March 14 | 8 a.m.-11 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Field House


Recreational Sports


CMAT 23 will be held on March 14th in the RSF Field House. Volunteer at cmat.calwushu.com/volunteer for free admission, food, and a t-shirt!


All Audiences

All Audiences

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 - CANCELLED

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 >



Writing on the Left in Colonial Korea: New Perspectives and Future Directions

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 17 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Sunyoung Park, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Despite its geographical proximity to Japan, a global powerhouse of science fiction and fantasy, Korea does not appear to have produced any significant tradition in the cultural vein until the early 1990s. Korean critics’ recent efforts to reconstruct the earlier local tradition of science fiction have noted but a few isolated literary texts with no instance in the 1970s, an era of intensified...   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 >

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Demolition (J. P. Sniadecki; US, 2008): Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation - J. P. Sniadecki

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


J.P. Sniadecki; Max Goldberg

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


One of the first works from Harvard’s acclaimed Sensory Ethnography Lab was this riveting study of the never-ending cycle of construction and destruction in booming modern China, in this case the western city of Chengdu.


$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 by calling 510-642-5249.

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.