Center for Japanese Studies
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall
Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University
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 >
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
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.
Tour/Open House: Center for Japanese Studies | May 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC 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
Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | May 25 | 6-8 p.m. | UC 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 dont see (shadows and empty space)? Enter landscapes in private homes, monasteries, and an emperors estate with Leslie Buck as she takes you on a visual tour of gardens mentioned in... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | July 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC 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