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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Shangshu - New Perspectives on the Documents Classic: A Roundtable on Translation Issues

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley; Kai Vogelsang, University of Hamburg; Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh; Ruyue He, History, UC Berkeley

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


Translating the “Shangshu,” one of China’s Five "Confucian" Classics, has been undertaken by a group of experts who will present their work. The roundtable of scholars will discuss the problems that arise in translating an antique classic from the pre-unification period of China.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (Andreas Johnsen; Denmark, 2013)

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | September 5 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This new Danish documentary following the Chinese dissident artist after his release from imprisonment for the “subversion of state power” sets the stage for 'I’m Weiwei', our film series on human rights coming this November and December.


$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.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Emerging Market Changes in Asia and Corporate Strategy Conversions: Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Scholar Presentation

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 9 | 3-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 510A - Seminar Room


Prof. Jin Chen, Center for Chinese Studies - IEAS

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


Emerging countries in Asia such as China and India have achieved strong economic growth. Within the rapid economy growth of emerging countries in Asia, the consumer market of the middle class is expanding rapidly...   More >


Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 12 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

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


This talk analyzes the peculiarity of outbound Chinese state capital by comparing it with global private capital in copper and construction in Zambia. Refuting the dominant narratives of “Chinese colonialism” and “south-south cooperation”, comparative ethnographic data collected over a five-year period chronicle the multi-faceted struggles that confront and differentiate these two varieties of...   More >

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Careers and Futures - Mattia P. Galletti: Conversations with Activists and Innovators in Poverty Action

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | September 16 | 5 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level


Blum Center for Developing Economies


The “Careers and Futures” speakers series creates a relaxed, round table environment where students can engage with a diverse range of public leaders working domestically and internationally in poverty action.

Join us in a conversation with Mattia P. Galletti who is Lead Technical Specialist for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Based in Rome, the IFAD is an agency...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 22 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Timothy Brook, History & Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Republic of China Chair, Department of History and Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia

Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

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


A forgotten 17th-century Chinese map of East Asia, known as the Selden Map, came to light in Oxford a few years ago. Utterly unlike any map from that period, it forces us to rewrite the global history of cartography from a Chinese perspective. More than that, it obliges us to rethink the shaping of political economies at a moment when trade was networking China to Europe, with consequences for...   More >

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Counterfeit Money, Starring Patty Hearst

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library


Byron Hamann, Professor, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University

Department of History of Art


Spanning Mexico City, Jingdezhen, the Alexander Archipelago, Southern California, Cuzco, and Manila, this talk will explore the non-monetary uses of money in the Pacific World circa 1800. Historically, of course, “counterfeit” did not necessarily have the negative “forgery-falsification” connotations it has today. Counterfeiting could just mean copying, or, etymologically, “to make in opposition...   More >

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


David Mungello, Professor of History, Baylor University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


“The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000” is a subject that has undergone a great reevaluation during the last half-century. In the 1960s, it was viewed as nearly synonymous with the experience of Western imperialism. The physical incursion into China of thousands of religious ended with the expulsion of the missionaries in 1951, but the mental framework that gave rise to this incursion...   More >

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Globalizing Neoliberalism(s)?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Julia Elyachar, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, UC Irvine; Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

The Program in Critical Theory


In this session, we will reflect on how norms and practices of neoliberal governmentality are disseminated and transformed across borders. Professors Elyachar and Rofel’s extensive studies of Egypt and China, respectively, offer new insights into how different forms of neoliberalism transform social and political life in various contexts, while also calling into question the enduring viability...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Sandwich Man (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Zheng Zhuanxiang, Wan Jen; Taiwan, 1983): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Considered the opening salvo of the New Taiwan Cinema, The Sandwich Man combined short films by three directors into a declaration of intent and a statement on a rapidly modernizing Taiwan.


$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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

War in East Asia?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

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


The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1982): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 19 | 6:45 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hong Kong crooner Kenny Bee is an idealistic big-city teacher assigned to a remote rural village in Hou’s gentle look at country life.


$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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cheerful Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1981): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee and Taiwanese pop diva Feng Fei-fei return for Hou’s extremely rare second film, which follows the unlikely romance between a blind man and a photographer across Taiwan’s most scenic locales.


$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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 12:30-9 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 – 25, 2014 every day | 12:30-9 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Boys From Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1983): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 28 | 7 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


A trio of bored teenagers finds trouble and women from the small island of Fengkuei to the bustling southern port of Kaohsiung in Hou’s fourth film. “A triumph of the hauntingly ordinary” (Village Voice)


$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.

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 – 10, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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

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 – 10, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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 >

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 – 10, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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 >

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 – 10, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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 >

Monday, November 10, 2014

Technical Arts and Historical Writing in Early China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 6 – 10, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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 >

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.