Friday, November 3, 2017
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
Ruth Rogaski, History, Vanderbilt University
Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley
What is the relationship between the air we breathe (in Chinese, kongqi) and the qi of Chinese medicine? This talk explores the history of this intersection in order to better understand the cultural underpinnings of the connection between health and environment in China today. Typically translated into English as vital energy, qi has long been at the core of traditional Chinese conceptions of... More >
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House
Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai
In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | November 3, 2017 – February 4, 2018 every day | Asian Art Museum, First Floor Special Exhibition Gallery
Discover the past, present and future of Korea in this first U.S. exhibition to consider Korean fashion as an expression of social and cultural values.
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.