Friday, April 21, 2017
20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump
Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the... More >
Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room
1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley- Sakai Sister City Organization: Traditional Tea Ceremony and Contemporary Koto Performance in Julia Morgan Hall
Special Event | April 21 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us to kick off our year of Japanese events at the UC Botanical Garden in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley Sakai sister city organization. Come meet the Mayors of both cities and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, with exceptional tea, wine, and live koto performance.
Sakai City is the birthplace of the Chanoyu Tea Ceremony, perfected by Sen-no Rikyu, who lived and worked in... More >
$50 in honor of the 50th Anniversary
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara
This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields... More >