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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yangqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer) and Dulcimers around the World

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Liu Yuening, Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), Beijing, China

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Department of Music


Professor Liu Yuening will introduce the distinctive characteristics of the yangqin, which originated in the Middle East and has a history of over 4,000 years. The presentation will include pictures, audio and video materials, and a live performance by Professor Liu.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

We Come as Friends, Hubert Sauper (France/Austria, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 3:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


South Sudan may have declared its independence in 2011, but that hasn’t kept outside forces from staking their claims in the world’s newest country. A Chinese oil company is exploiting the natural resources, sapping 300,000 barrels a day from the ground and contaminating the equally precious drinking water in the process. Meanwhile, American missionaries are exerting their religious influence,...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons



Trap Street, Vivian Qu (China, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 8 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A slow-building drama set in contemporary China, Trap Street has a perfect modern-noir protagonist in Li Qiuming (Lu Yulai), a naïve survey engineer who views the world through his gadgets: cell phone, GPS watch, video games. When he’s not working his day job, he’s got a side gig installing hidden cameras in bars, health spas, and other businesses interested in keeping close tabs on customers....   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, April 28, 2014

Upgrading Industrial Ruins: Politics of Redevelopment in the Pearl River Delta after the Crash

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies


2223 Fulton St, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

Lan-chih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor, East Asian Language and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

Dan O'Neill, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

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


This research project will explore how land redevelopment in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has been launched as a “spatial fix” to promote urban and industrial upgrades in the face of economic retreat in southern China. The closure of thousands of factories since the global financial crisis in 2008 has challenged the sustainability of the region’s development model. Decentralized development...   More >

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Peace Corps Office Hours

Miscellaneous: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | April 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Clint Niehus, Peace Corps

Public Service Center


Interested in the Peace Corps? Come speak with Peace Corps staff and former Peace Corps volunteer, Clint Niehaus.
Drop by or contact Clint at cniehus@peacecorps.gov.



The Crisis of Equality in Difference: National Minority Autonomous Regions in Contemporary China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 30 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Wang Hui, Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Wang Hui ( 汪晖)is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University, Beijing. His researches focus on contemporary Chinese literature and intellectual history. He was the executive editor (with Huang Ping) of the influential magazine Dushu (读书, Reading) from May 1996 to July 2007. The US magazine Foreign Policy named him as one of the...   More >

Friday, May 2, 2014

Modern Chinese Style: Words and Worlds in Twentieth Century China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 2 | 3-6:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room | Note change in location


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation


Friday only this will be held in the Tamalpais Room of the David Brower Center. Saturday will be at the IEAS conference room, 2223 Fulton Street, sixth floor.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Three Letters from China, Luc Schaedler (Switzerland, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | May 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


In the final film of his Asian trilogy, Swiss director Luc Schaedler presents three diverse, intimate, and well-crafted portraits of life in contemporary China, each segment presenting an evocative and penetrating study of a different region. In the north, an elderly couple tenaciously cling to their family farm long after everyone else in the village, while their son and his wife negotiate a...   More >


$13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, May 5, 2014

Irrigation, Commercialization, and Social Change In Nineteenth-Century Inner Mongolia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 5 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Yi Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies

Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

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


This article examines the rise of irrigation economy in Hetao along the Yellow River during the nineteenth century, and uses it as a case study to illustrate how the periphery played a major and yet overlooked role in the development of Chinese economy, which confounds the conventional view of a Chinese path of development that replicated smallholder farming.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chinese Law Reform: The Uncertain Path Ahead

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Stanley Lubman, Berkeley Law, University of California

Kevin O'Brien, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies; Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Lubman will consider some of the factors that currently shape Chinese law reform efforts, and seem likely to do so in the near future.