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Friday, September 19, 2014

Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | September 19 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoon Il Chang, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Chaim Braun, Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Yongsoo Hwang, Director General, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; Yusuke Kuno, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Michael J. Apted, Vice President, INTERA Incorporated; In-Tae Kim, Vice President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

Thomas Isaacs, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Joonhong Ahn, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

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


Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation...   More >

Friday, September 26, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute


Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Japanese Family in the Early Modern Period

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University

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


The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Japanese Family in the Early Modern Period

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities


David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University

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


The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Comparative Responses to Atrocity

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 6 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Alan Tansman, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures. UC Berkeley

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


In this talk I will discuss my experience teaching a course comparing Jewish and Japanese responses to atrocity and my attempt to grapple with the pedagogical, ethical, and aesthetic issues the comparison, and the class, raise.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

International Politics in East Asia

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 9 | 4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room


Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Akihiko Tanaka is President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Before assuming the present post, he was Professor of International Politics at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo. Most recently he was Vice President of the...   More >

Thursday, October 16, 2014

War in East Asia?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

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


The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monkey Business: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry from Japan and the US

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 23 | 2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Tomoka Shibasaki; Hiromi Itoh

Roland Kelts; Ted Goossen

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation, The Nippon Foundation, A Public Space, Japan Society of Northern California


Monkey Business is a Tokyo- and Brooklyn-based annual literary journal which showcases Japanese fiction & poetry newly translated into English. The magazine draws a large part of its materials from the Japanese quarterlies Monkey Business (2008-2011) and Monkey (2013- ), but it also publishes new works by contemporary American and British writers popular in Japan, providing...   More >

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


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


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 | 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), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Arising Wind 風立ちぬ: Kaze Tachinu

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Japanese Studies | November 12 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Yoko Nishina, Calligrapher; Liza Dalby, Mounter

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


An illustrated talk on the Asian hanging scroll, its history, aesthetic, and social meanings

The title comes from a line in Paul Valery’s 1920 poem Graveyard by the Sea

A rising wind! We must try to live!

In Japanese the phrase kaze tachinu calls to mind the refreshing wind of autumn."

In a Japanese or Chinese hanging scroll...   More >

Monday, November 17, 2014

CAS Lecture Series

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 17 | TBA Stephens Hall


Jessica Crewe, PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature

Center for African Studies


Jessica Crew, "South African Missionary Journalism and the British Adventure Novel."

Jessica Crewe is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. She is currently completing a dissertation titled "Distant Reading: Narrative Theory at the Edge of Empire," which explores the rhetoric and politics of sentiment in British and Japanese colonialist novels published before World...   More >



Greeting the Dead: Managing Solitary Existence in Japan

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 17 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221, Gifford Room


Anne Allison, Duke University

Department of Anthropology


This lecture is part of the University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology 290 Series lectures

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Tokyo Model: Lessons in Slum Non-clearance from the World's First “Megacity”

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 20 | 5 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


Jordan Sand, Georgetown University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Global Urban Humanities


Jordan Sand will present his research on the activities of a Tokyo slumlord at the turn of the 20th century. Sand is Professor of Japanese History and Culture at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He teaches modern Japanese history and other topics in East Asian history, as well as urban history and the world...   More >

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | January 31 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kodo

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Japanese Studies | February 1 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Cal Performances


Kodo brings the "primal power and bravura beauty" (Chicago Tribune) of Japanese taiko drumming to stages throughout the world. This new performance transports the audience to a place with a nostalgic air conjuring the spirit of the Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of Mystery will unfold.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$22-58

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.