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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan’s Unending Postwar

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 4 | 4 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall


Akiko Takenaka, University of Kentucky

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Yasukuni Shrine is well known for the political controversies its presence has generated both within Japan and between Japan and its neighbors. But what exactly was Yasukuni Shrine's role during that war? How could one shrine impart such significant and lasting influence throughout Japan and beyond? In my talk I follow one army private who was stationed in Northern China in 1933, only to be...   More >

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Where Does Asia Go From Here?

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Canceled


T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


The Hague Ruling on the South China Sea: Where Does Asia Go From Here?

With the landmark decision from the international tribunal in the Hague, China’s claims to the South China Sea have been roundly repudiated. But without means of enforcement, and with China unwilling to accept the ruling, the future course is unclear. ...   More >

Friday, October 7, 2016

East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | October 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Suite 510


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Jim Glassman, University of British Columbia; Jini Kim Watson, New York University

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


What is East Asia? By questioning what constitutes East Asia today in a world of shifting meanings and boundaries, this conference seeks papers with new approaches to understand the region and new methods to conduct area studies.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

East Asia as Method: Culture, Knowledge, Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | October 7 – 8, 2016 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Suite 510


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

Jim Glassman, University of British Columbia; Jini Kim Watson, New York University

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


What is East Asia? By questioning what constitutes East Asia today in a world of shifting meanings and boundaries, this conference seeks papers with new approaches to understand the region and new methods to conduct area studies.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Kintsugi: A Japanese approach to ceramic repair

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 14 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


David Morrison Pike

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Kintsugi is a time consuming and technical process to repair ceramic using lacquer and a metal finish. The repaired piece is usually more valuable and aesthetically pleasing than before the repair. Kintsugi dates back to about the 15th. century and is closely related to makie. The damaged area is covered in gold or silver which pulls the eye to the repair and in effect celebrates the imperfection...   More >

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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Regime and The Scene: Or, What Difference Did the Tokugawa Shogunate ​Make to the Visual World of Early Modern Japan?

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 28 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge


Mary Elizabeth Berry, UC Berkeley; Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania; Matthew McKelway, Columbia University; Timon Screech, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Kären Wigen, Stanford University; Marcia Yonemoto, University of Colorado

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


“Visual World” is spongy shorthand for the physical, representational, and conceptual space of the Edo period. It can conjure the imagery of painting, prints, cartography and other texts. It can conjure urban planning and cityscapes, architecture and infrastructure, and the “look” of the built landscape (from the scale of construction to the universe of night). It can conjure interiors and...   More >

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

China-Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War, 1949-1971

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Dr. Amy King, Australian National University

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


In this seminar, Dr. Amy King examines the rebuilding of the China-Japan relationship after World War Two. Drawing on rare archival sources, she explains why and how, even in the immediate aftermath of their bitterest war and the onset of the Cold War divide, China’s leaders were willing to rely on Japanese technical assistance in building the new Communist state, and Japan could become China’s...   More >