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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

John Wallace, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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, EU Center of Excellence, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TPP (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, EU Center of Excellence


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 >

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Sarashina Diary: A new collaborative translation and study

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 31 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Sonja Arntzen, Professor Emerita, University of Toronto will present on this new translation of Sarashina nikki, produced with Professor Moriyuki Itō of Gakushūin Women’s University. The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan (Columbia University Press, 2014) recounts the life of Japanese noblewoman over a forty-year period, offers a portrait of the writer as reader,...   More >

Monday, November 10, 2014

Corporations, Junk, and the Wind: Three Women Artists after 3.11

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Miryam Sas, Comparative Literature and Film, UC Berkeley

An Jinsoo, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


As part of a larger project on "Transcultural Media Practices and Contemporary Japan," this talk focuses on the work of three younger women artists who respond directly or indirectly to the changing perceptions of media art and the natural and built environments after 3.11...   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 >

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Forest in the Words, or Rewildering the Classical Canon

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 4 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall


David T. Bialock, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This talk will look at some of the ways that the notion of wildness might productively complicate our understanding of nature-culture relations in Japanese literature. The talk will focus mainly on classical Japanese literature, including the Man’yōshū, The Tale of Genji, and garden treatises among other works, but there will also be some comparisons to modern writers such as Kawabata...   More >



Is it Possible to Achieve Work-Family Balance in Japan?: Culture, Institutions, and Personal Agency

Panel Discussion: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Dr. Masako Ishii-Kuntz, Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Family Studies, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo; Dr. Kumiko Nemoto, Professor, Department of Global Affairs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto; Dr. Yuko Onozaka, Associate Professor, UiS Business School, University of Stavanger, Norway

Dr. Susan Holloway, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


For the last several decades, an unstable economy and shifts in women’s opportunity to participate in the labor force have significantly altered the rhythm of Japanese family life. What tensions occur when changes in the macro sphere collide with personal and collective desires regarding marriage, parenting, and work? Which institutional and ideological forces enable some men and women to attain...   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



Family life and Parenting in Contemporary Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Susan Holloway, Education, UC Berkeley

Laura C. Nelson, Gender & Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley

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


In the mid to late 20th century, Japanese women developed a reputation among Western scholars as exceedingly competent parents, whereas fathers were viewed as dependable wage earners but marginal participants in family life. Recent challenges in Japan have undermined these images of stability and competence, leaving some observers with a sense that Japanese parents have lost their way.

In this...   More >

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.