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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Expanding Networks of Cooperation in East Asia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


T. J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


For much of the period since the end of the Cold War, relations in East Asia became increasingly interdependent economically as well as more tightly enmeshed institutionally. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), formed in 1967, had long been the sole regional body...   More >



Erhu and Yangqin: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | February 4 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Eric Jung, erhu & Lynn Tsai, yangqin

Liu Wenjin, Earth - The Beggar Lies in the Mud
Liu Tianhua, Leisure Poem
Chen Gang, The Sunshine on Taxkorgan
Ancient Melody, The General's Command
Traditional Melody, The Azalea
Huang Haihuai, Racing Horses


All Audiences

All Audiences

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Medicine Buddha Across Borders: Tibetan Buddhism and the Politics of Learning in Qing China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Stacey Van Vleet, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow

Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

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


During the same period remembered today for the rise of science along mercantile-colonialist sea routes, an inland network of Tibetan Buddhist monastic medical colleges proliferated in tandem with the expansion of the Qing Empire over Inner Asia. These monastic medical colleges spread a framework for ordering bodies, cosmologies, and technologies, and played a crucial role in the propagation of...   More >

Friday, February 13, 2015

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Center for Chinese Studies

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 13 | 6-9 p.m. |  King Tsin Restaurant (厚德福)


1699 Solano Avenue, Berkeley (Albany), CA 94707

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Happy Lunar New Year! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese New Year.

$30 faculty and community, $15 students and UC staff. RSVP and prepayment required. Contact Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu or 510-643-6322.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Advanced payment required. RSVP by February 9 by calling Angel Ryono at 510-643-3622, or by emailing Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Summer Abroad: Taipei, Taiwan: Business Chinese

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | February 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall


Berkeley Study Abroad


Acquire the cultural, social, and business skills necessary to communicate on a daily basis with the public and professional community through an intensive six-week immersion in Taipei.



Plastic China

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | February 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Wang Jiuliang, independent filmmaker

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Film screening and presentation by the filmmaker.

Interview with the filmmaker: https://www.chinadialogue.net/books/6947-Film-How-China-became-the-world-s-rubbish-dump/en

Monday, March 2, 2015

Dunhuang and the Silk Road: Imperial Archaeology to Digital Reunification

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Patricia Berger, Art History, UC Berkeley

Susan Whitfield, curator, Central Asian manuscripts at the British Library; faculty member, The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

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


The discovery in 1900 — and dispersal worldwide within little over a decade— of a Library Cave hidden for almost 1000 years in the Buddhist cave temples of Dunhuang was a catalyst for China's positioning itself as a key player in a pre-modern 'global' world, the Silk Road. Dunhuang, a UNESCO world heritage site, remains at the forefront of China's bid to consolidate this through the current...   More >

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hong Kong: Internal Challenges and Regional Perspective

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Clement C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)


Hong Kong’s unique political and economic position is the subject of an address by Clement Leung, Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs to the United States. Appointed in 2014 as the most senior representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in North America, , he directs the Hong Kong Government’s efforts in promoting U.S.-Hong Kong economic and trade...   More >

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Field of Guanxi Studies

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


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


Since the publication in 2002 of Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi, edited by Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie and David Wank, a distinct "field of guanxi studies" has emerged involving scholars from the social sciences, business and area studies. This conference draws together more than a dozen experts from around the world to share their recent...   More >

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Field of Guanxi Studies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 7 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 510 (Fifth Floor)


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

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


Since the publication in 2002 of Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi, edited by Thomas Gold, Doug Guthrie and David Wank, a distinct "field of guanxi studies" has emerged involving scholars from the social sciences, business and area studies. This conference draws together more than a dozen experts from around the world to share their recent...   More >

Friday, March 13, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Monday, March 16, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




The Cultural Economy of China’s Cultural Revolution

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andrew F. Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Pang Laikwan, Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk is separated into two parts. The first part is devoted to the general relationship between culture and economy during the Cultural Revolution. Although the Cultural Revolution “ascetic” society repressed consumption, the consumption of propaganda culture was fanatically promoted, because the propaganda arts was a direct embodiment of the official ideology, and the propaganda culture...   More >

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in public opinion (as...   More >

Friday, April 3, 2015

Inventing Silk Road Studies

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

Tamara Chin, Comparative Literature, Brown University

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


Since the 1980s, the term Silk Road has had a popular and academic appeal, suggestive of an era of premodern globalization in which China played a central role. Silk Road books, journals, exhibitions, conferences, and institutes are increasingly commonplace across Asia, North America, and Europe. The talk introduces the modern idea of the Silk Road as a term first coined by a German geographer...   More >

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai; Hong Kong, 2000): Film 50: History of Cinema

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  PFA Theater


Emily Carpenter

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


(Fa yeung nin wa). Supposedly the most universally acclaimed film of the twenty-first century, Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love seems like it has been around for decades; even when it debuted in 2000, however, the film—set in the early 1960s—already seemed timeless. (98mins)


$5.50 UC Berkeley students, $7.50 BAM/PFA Members, $8.50 Seniors; Disabled persons; UC Berkeley faculty and staff; Non-UC Berkeley students; Youth 17 and under, $11.50 General Admission

Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5249.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Twenty-first Century Italy-China Silk Road and its National Legacies

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


Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Sylvia Yanagisako, Anthropology, Stanford University

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


Since China's entry into the WTO, Italian textile, garment and fashion firms have moved a large part of their production to China. While it might appear to be a sufficient analysis to examine Italy's investments solely in the context of the contemporary moment, a discussion of the distinctive historical trajectories that have led Italian entrepreneurs to China and that have shaped Chinese...   More >

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Van Gogh on Demand, Winnie Wong: Berkeley Book Chat

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong specializes in the history and present of artistic authorship, with a focus on interactions between China and the West. Her book, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014), explores contemporary art in the world's largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting, Dafen village, China.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Friday, May 1, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 1 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Hong Kong Cinema festival

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 – 16, 2015 every day |  Vogue Theater


3290 Sacramento Street (Presidio / Lyon), San Francisco, CA

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


Under the auspices of the San Francisco Film Society, a weekend of new films from Hong Kong will be screened at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco November 14-16. Among them: Fruit Chan’s "The Midnight After"; "The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom," set in the Ming dynasty; and Ann Hui’s Venice Film Festival closer "The Golden Era." Chow Yun-fat appears in the opening night screening ...   More >


Admission charged.