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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
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 >
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 3 | 12 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Florentino Rodao, Associate Professor, Complutense University, Madrid
The role of neutral countries during World War II is increasingly being considered in the historiography of the conflict. Neutrals were crucial in trading strategic materials, exchanging currencies, espionage, representing interests in enemy countries, providing legitimacy in occupied territories or diplomatic negotiations. Their role is being increasingly studied in the European scenario but... More >
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 4 | 4 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
UC-Berkeleys Center for Japanese Studies and Haas are happy to announce a special session with business pioneer Kaori Sasaki. Ms. Sasaki founded UNICUL International, which offers executive media training and translation and interpretation in seventy languages, in 1987. In 1996, she launched ewoman, Japans first Internet portal for women in 1996, and that same year started the... More >
Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This is part of a lecture series
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 9 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dr. Amy King, Australian National University
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, Chinas leaders were willing to rely on Japanese technical assistance in building the new Communist state, and Japan could become Chinas... More >
Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | November 10 | 5-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 5th floor, Institute for East Asian Studies conference Room
Professional Development for Educators
Over a dozen UC Berkeley doctoral students have each developed a single, polished presentation for delivery to k-12 students, k-12 teachers, or community college students. ORIAS and participating local teachers have worked with them to help them meld their scholarly expertise and passion with good teaching practices, age-appropriate content, and standards alignment.
Additional teacher colleagues are welcome! Please feel free to bring fellow teachers with you. Register online, or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at email@example.com.
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 16 | 5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Tomohiro Tachi, The University of Tokyo
Paper is a material that can neither stretch nor shrink, but can easily bend or fold. The behavior of paper is governed by folding. The geometric pattern of origami is self-organized when a sheet material breaks. The interactions between panels and folds exhibit stiffness and strength, which can lead to structures at the architectural scale. Different folding patterns can yield flexible... More >
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