Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Reconsidering and Re-Framing Taiwan and its History: Aborigines, Colonial Rulers and Democratization
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 12 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
J. Bruce Jacobs, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Australia
Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley
Although Chinese, such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, insisted that Taiwan had been part of China since time immemorial, in fact both only claimed Taiwan as a part of China in 1942. Genuine historical research (as opposed to political historical research) demonstrates that no permanent Han Chinese communities existed in Taiwan until after 1624, when the Dutch arrived and imported Han... More >
Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | April 12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. By participating in this staff workshop, attendees will understand the unique cultural challenges faced by students from China, improve their understanding of the challenges faced by students from China, and help Chinese student better adapt to academic life on a U.S. campus.
Cover Girls: The Evolution of the Image of Female Stars in Chinese Movie Magazines from the 1920s to the Early Years of the People's Republic
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Paul Fonoroff, Independent film scholar
This talk will cover the evolution of the image of female stars from the 1920s to the early 1950s as reflected in their representation as "cover girls" from the 1920s (and the birth of Chinese movie "goddesses") to their makeover after the Communist victory in 1949. The talk will include many slides of images from the Fonoroff Collection, now held at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.