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Friday, April 18, 2014

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 18 | 2-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University


Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a...   More >



When China Existed: Scholarship, Activism, and Asian Studies

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Fabio Lanza, History, University of Arizona, Tucson

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Keynote speech for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities. http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2014.04.18.html

This presentation looks back at the only other time in the last two centuries when Asia, as today, was the focus of sustained global interest: the 1960s and 1970s, the era of Global Maoism and wars of liberation.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 19 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University


Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a...   More >

Monday, April 21, 2014

Opening up new fields: the Development of Complex Society in the Sichuan Basin, China

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 2:10-3:10 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Dr. Rowan Flad, Harvard University

Archaeological Research Facility


This talk will discuss the recent archaeological investigations conducted in the Sichuan Basin, China which has found this area to be some of the earliest evidence of a complex society in this region.



The Privilege of Speech: China’s Internet Conundrum

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Rogier Creemers, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The Chinese government has made the development of the Internet into a key component of its economic reform plans, fostering the growth of large commercial online firms.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Personnel Issues Issues in Taiwan

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room


Ying-Jung Yeh, Associate Professor, Dept of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Chun-Hsi Vivian Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, National Central University

Noam Yuchtman, Business and Public Policy Group, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Ying-Jung Yeh:
A Diary Study of Smart Phone’s Usage, Work Stress and Job Satisfaction

A diary study method was used to investigate whether the daily usage of smart phone at work to deal with personal matters may blur the boundary between work and life, and the consequences caused by this pattern of usage. Data were collected from 43 full-time workers. They were asked to report the degree of...   More >



Disaster Reaction and Response: 2014 TUSA Scholars Present

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor)


Yungnane Yang, Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University; Mei-tzu Tsai, Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng Kung University

Jonghoon Ahn, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jasmina Vujic, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jin Chen, Economics, Ritsumeikan University

Daniel C. O'Neill, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


Disaster Reaction and Response

Speakers:
Yungnane Yang
Mei-tzu Tsai

Yungnane Yang
楊永年
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Professor
Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy
National Cheng Kung University

How did U.S. Government respond to the 3/11 Fukushima’s Nuclear Disaster?

U.S. foreign policy has been very influential all over the...   More >

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

From Industrial Ruins to a Sustainable Future? Land Redevelopment and Urban Upgrading 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.

Friday, May 2, 2014

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

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.