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Friday, October 21, 2016

TPP, RCEP, AIIB: Shaping a New Political-Economic Order in the Asia-Pacific?

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 21 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) has become a political flashpoint. Less discussed are the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership), and AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank). This conference explores how the TPP, the RCEP, and the AIIB may reshape the future of Asia, and the implications for the United States.

Composition Colloquium: Francisco Castillo Trigueros

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.) | Note change in location

Department of Music

Francisco Castillo Trigueros (b. 1983) is a composer of contemporary chamber, orchestral and electronic music from Mexico City residing in Chicago. He has received numerous distinctions such as the Jury 1st prize at the NEM Young Composers International Forum, the BMI Student Composer Award, honorable mentions in the 2010 and 2011 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, and several nominations for...   More >

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Participatory Environmental and Community Planning in Taiwan, China, and the San Francisco Bay Area

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25 | 2-5 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This open forum will address two aspects of community planning and design in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Taiwan. First, the social and cultural contexts within which community planning flourished, and second, examples of work done in these two geographic locations. In San Francisco, during the periods of 1960-90s, and in Taiwan, 1990-present.

This forum brings together two groups of...   More >

Friday, October 28, 2016

Experience with Open Source Linguistic Data and Tools for Analysis of Chinese Text

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | October 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 210 South Hall

Alex Amies

Information, School of

(Note the room change.) The speaker will discuss experience in access to linguistic data from the development of a reader and corpus analysis tools for Chinese Buddhist texts. To begin with there is much promise and hype in open source projects that have been used or investigated in this project. Some...   More >

Monday, October 31, 2016

Assessing benefits, costs, and tradeoffs of biologically-diversified farming systems in California's Central Coast

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

Berkeley Food Institute

Our work will explore: (1) the ways that DFS influence ecosystem services and biodiversity; (2) how DFS affect the yields, economic performance, and socioeconomic resilience of farming operations; and (3) how growers perceive and experience the benefits, costs, and tradeoffs of DFS.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Pheng Cheah, Department of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Pheng Cheah's book, What Is a World?, offers the first critical consideration of world literature’s cosmopolitan vocation. Cheah articulates a normative theory of literature’s world-making power by creatively synthesizing four philosophical accounts of the world as a temporal process: idealism, Marxist materialism, phenomenology, and deconstruction.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Sino-Corporealities: Contemporary Choreographies from Taipei and Hong Kong

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

LIN Yatin, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

SanSan Kwan, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of International Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Program on Gender and the Transpacific World, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dance scholar LIN Yatin, from the Taipei National University of the Arts, will present a talk on the repertoire of two female choreographers from the Pacific region, LIN Lee-chen (founder and artistic director of Legend Lin Dance Theatre from Taiwan) and Helen Lai (choreographer of City Contemporary Dance Company from Hong Kong). She will discuss their work within the context of two different...   More >

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ORIAS Speakers Bureau Open House

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | November 10 | 5-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 5th floor, Institute for East Asian Studies conference Room

Professional Development for Educators

Over a dozen UC Berkeley doctoral students have each developed a single, polished presentation for delivery to k-12 students, k-12 teachers, or community college students. ORIAS and participating local teachers have worked with them to help them meld their scholarly expertise and passion with good teaching practices, age-appropriate content, and standards alignment.

Local teachers are now...   More >


Additional teacher colleagues are welcome! Please feel free to bring fellow teachers with you. Register online, or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mapping, Managing, Meandering: Charting China’s Continuous Evolution

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

Vivienne Shue, Professor Emeritus of Contemporary China Studies, Associate of the University of Oxford China Centre, and Emeritus Fellow of the College., St. Antony's College, University of Oxford

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

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The speaker will explore analyses of political change through mapping, looking at the meticulous and ambitiously futurist land-use mapping of the entirety of the Chinese nation-space now carried out and incorporated as a central component of the party-state’s routines of comprehensive national development planning.

Can We Create Good Institutions?: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Ann Swidler

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | November 15 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

Ann Swidler, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate Division

Ann Swidler will present the Moses lecture on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. The lecture, entitled "Can We Create Good Institutions?," will be held in the Toll Room of Alumni House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Supporting Chinese Students at UC Berkeley

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | November 29 | 2-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

International House

Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. What roles can each of us play in ensuring that we all make the most of this learning opportunity, both for the students and for ourselves? How can we bring awareness to our own and others’ stereotypes, so that we might transform them into learning opportunities? Through thoughtful conversation and inquiry, we will spend...   More >

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Who is the 'common' in the 'common good'?: The bifurcation of service and governance in Chinese public health after SARS: Demography Brown Bag

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | December 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

Katherine Mason, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Brown University

Department of Demography, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Berkeley Population Center

A weekly series of talks by visiting speakers, on varying topics of interest to demographers and scholars in the population sciences.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HTNM Lecture with Eden Medina, "Technology and Forensic Evidence Chilean Human Rights Investigations": History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Eden Medina, Indiana University, Bloomington

Center for New Media

In 1991, Chilean forensic scientists began the exhumation of 126 skeletons from Patio 29, a plot in the General Cemetery where the military ordered the burial of hundreds the disappeared and executed. The exhumations began shortly after Chile returned to democracy and provided proof of the human rights crimes that had taken place during the Pinochet dictatorship. By 2002, the Chilean government...   More >