Upcoming Events

Friday, January 19, 2018

Imagining Sculpture in China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | January 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Winnie Wong, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Stanley Abe, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, Duke University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

There was no such thing as sculpture in China until the early twentieth century. Sculpture is a specifically European category of Fine Art which we apply to figural objects from many places. But sculpture did not exist in most of the world, certainly not in China, until the European term was applied on a global scale. The presentation will be a reflection about a book in progress—a picture...   More >

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Memorial Service in Honor of Professor Hong Yung Lee (1939-2017)

Reception: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | January 21 | 2-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Department of Political Science, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Please join us for a celebration of Professor Hong Yung Lee’s life and career on January 21, 2018 at UC Berkeley, where he was on the faculty for nearly three decades.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Richard Vinograd and Philip Kafalas on Chen Hongshou

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | January 27 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou, two scholars present lectures that expand our understanding of the painter's work, life, and times.

In his lecture Chen Hongshou: Elusive Identities: Artists and Subjects, Richard Vinograd explores attribution problems involving Chen, his collaborators, and his followers—as well as intriguing questions of...   More >

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Bamboo with Karen LeGault

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | January 28 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Friday, February 9, 2018

Spreading the Word: Woodblock Publishing Sites and Book Distribution Networks in the Qing

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Cynthia Brokaw, History, Brown University

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The commercial publishing boom of the late Ming was largely a regional phenomenon, as most businesses of any size were confined to the cities of Jiangnan and Jianyang (in northern Fujian). By the eighteenth century, however, the geography of commercial publishing had changed, as more and more entrepreneurs, responding to a rising demand for texts, founded important publishing operations in the...   More >

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Orchid with Karen LeGault

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | February 18 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet

Special Event: Center for Chinese Studies | March 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Village

 1335 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

祝大家春節快樂! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Dog with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.

Pre-payment is REQUIRED. $30 faculty & community; $15 students and UC staff; $8 for children. RSVP list will close February...   More >

 

 PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. Make reservations by calling 510-643-6322, or by emailing ccs-vs@berkeley.edu

2018 Year of the Dog

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Storm Clouds Over The Western Pacific: Challenges To American Strategy In East Asia

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Admiral Dennis Blair

 Institute of International Studies

Admiral Dennis Blair currently serves as a director and advisors to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing America’s Future Energy, and Freedom House. Admiral Blair has also served on the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and...   More >

Friday, March 9, 2018

An Intellectual History of Literati Localism, 1100-1500

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peter Bol, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Literati communities took form at the local level in the twelfth century and developed various forms of voluntary activism in areas that had once been the province of the state and religious institutions. Some Neo-Confucians encouraged this voluntarism, but generally literati continued to see themselves as members of a national elite even if they lived their lives locally. This case study of...   More >

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ethnographic films by Director-cinematographer Xiangchen Liu

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Mongolia Initiative | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

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 Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mongolian Initiative

Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of...   More >

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

Focusing on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed “Sunflowers and Umbrellas" respectively, this symposium, together with screening and discussion of the film "Yellowing," will attempt to bring new angles to the comparison between Taiwan and Hong Kong...   More >

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Chrysanthemum with Karen LeGault

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | March 25 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, April 9, 2018

Disaster Management in East Asia

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

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), BASC, UC San Diego Medical School

East Asian countries frequently face earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, and landslides, leading to the proliferation of actors in the disaster management sphere. Indeed, the private sector, military, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and national and regional bureaucracies are involved in providing different services across phases of disaster management...   More >

Friday, April 13, 2018

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 13 | 1-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

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 Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

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

Conference continues on Saturday at 10 am.

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.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

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 Xiao Liu, East Asian Studies, McGill University

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

Conference begins on Friday at 1 pm.

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.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Origins of the Chinese Nation: Song China and the Forging of an East Asian World Order

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In his new book, Tackett proposes that the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127) witnessed both the maturation of an East Asian inter-state system and the emergence of a new worldview and sense of Chinese identity among educated elites. These developments together had sweeping repercussions for the course of Chinese history, while also demonstrating that there has existed in world history a viable...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Maritime Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 4 | 2-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

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

The Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with the Centre for Rising Powers at the University of Cambridge is convening a workshop on “Maritime Asia” with a focus on “the Securitization of the China Seas in the 19th and 20th Centuries.” As China emerges to become a major Asian maritime power in the 21st century, scholars examine...   More >

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.