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Friday, March 13, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Levi McLaughlin, NC State University; Steven Reed, Chuo University

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; T.J. Pempel, UC Berkeley

Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

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


Levi McLaughlin and Steven R. Reed will discuss their new book, Komeito: Religion and Politics in Japan, co-edited with George Ehrhardt and Axel Klein. The Soka Gakkai (the Value Creation Study Association), a lay Buddhist organization and Japan's largest collective of active religious participants, began supporting political candidates in 1955 and founded the Komeito (Clean...   More >

Saturday, March 14, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Monday, March 16, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CAAMFest 2015

Film - Series: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 13 – 18, 2015 every day |  PFA Theater


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for Asian American Media


The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is an honored host of CAAMFest 2015. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora from March 13 through March 18 at the PFA Theater.




Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Responsiveness in Korea and Beyond

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Taeku Lee, Political Science, UC Berkeley

T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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


"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of their polities with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in public opinion (as...   More >

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Sixth International Ryūkoku Symposium on Buddhism and Japanese Culture

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Yukio Kusaka, Professor of the Department of Japanese Literature, Ryukoku University; Sei Noro, Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Jijun Yoshida, Adjunct Lecturer of the Department of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University; Takahiko Kameyama, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Institute of Buddhist Studies; "Tatsuo" Florian Saile, Buddhist Studies Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Koufukuji Temple Monk; Mark Blum, Buddhist Studies and Shinjo Ito Distinguished Professor in Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University


SCHEDULE
Each talk will last 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A

Morning Session | 9:00AM-12:00PM (will be conducted in Japanese)
1. 真宗の唱道勧化本について
日下幸男氏(龍谷大学文学部教授)
Revealing the...   More >

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Sun Rises Again? Regaining the Industrial Competitiveness of Japan in a Science Based Economic Era: Japan's Competitive Strength Going Forward

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Kazuyuki Motohashi, The University of Tokyo

Robert Cole, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


This talk is based on Motohashi Kazuyuki’s new book, “Hi ha Mata Takaku (The Sun Rises Again)” published by Nikkei. In it, he explains how Japan should proceed to regain its industrial competitiveness. He analyzes the shift in the sources of industrial competitiveness, taking into account science revolutions (IT, life science etc.) and the growing importance of emerging economies...   More >

Friday, April 17, 2015

When Modernity Hits Hard: Redefining Buddhism in Meiji-Taisho-Early Shōwa Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 17 – 18, 2015 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; Melissa Curley, University of Iowa; Jessica Main, University of British Columbia; John Maraldo, Indiana University; Ama Michihiro, University of Alaska Anchorage; Yoshinaga Shin’ichi, Maizuru National College of Technology; George Tanabe, University of Hawaiʻi

Jim Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; Richard Jaffe, Duke University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, BDK America


This conference aims to present new research on the turbulent period between the Meiji Restoration and the onset of full-scale warfare in 1931 when the central government of Japan expressed open hostility toward Buddhism for the first time since its introduction in the 6th century. These papers explore various efforts made in response to powerful pressures to redefine Buddhism's place in a...   More >

Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Modernity Hits Hard: Redefining Buddhism in Meiji-Taisho-Early Shōwa Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 17 – 18, 2015 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center


2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mark Blum, UC Berkeley; Melissa Curley, University of Iowa; Jessica Main, University of British Columbia; John Maraldo, Indiana University; Ama Michihiro, University of Alaska Anchorage; Yoshinaga Shin’ichi, Maizuru National College of Technology; George Tanabe, University of Hawaiʻi

Jim Heisig, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture; Richard Jaffe, Duke University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, BDK America


This conference aims to present new research on the turbulent period between the Meiji Restoration and the onset of full-scale warfare in 1931 when the central government of Japan expressed open hostility toward Buddhism for the first time since its introduction in the 6th century. These papers explore various efforts made in response to powerful pressures to redefine Buddhism's place in a...   More >