Upcoming Events

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies

What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events: Mongolia Initiative | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Garden Tour: Treasures of the Japanese Collection

Tour/Open House: Center for Japanese Studies | May 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Garden Horticulturist Dylan Ferriera on a walk through the Asian Collection of the Garden looking at the Japanese accessions. A rare opportunity to take a closer look at these spectacular plants with the Garden expert!

 $15, $10 Garden members

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Secret Gardens of Kyoto

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | May 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Did you know that the gardens of Kyoto are mostly native, that the Japanese garden craftsmen strive to follow patterns found in local nature, and that things you see (plants and teatime) are as important as what you don’t see (shadows and empty space)? Enter landscapes in private homes, monasteries, and an emperor’s estate with Leslie Buck as she takes you on a visual tour of gardens mentioned in...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Folk Textiles of Japan: Plant Fibers and Dyes with Yoshiko Wada

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | July 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join renowned textile scholar Yoshiko Wada for a presentation on folk textiles of Japan looking at the use of plant fibers and dyes. This illustrated talk will discuss history, culture and preparation of textiles throughout Japan.

 $25, $20 Garden members

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