Thursday, September 27, 2018
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Karl Ashoka Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Aimee Phan, Professor of MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts
Aimee Phan is one of a group of Vietnamese American writers whose recent work has grappled with the complex legacy of Paris as a site crucial to the Vietnamese diaspora and its imaginary. In his presentation, Karl Ashoka Britto will discuss Phans The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, a novel that tells the story of a Vietnamese refugee family split between the United States and France. He will... More >
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Patrick Winn, Public Radio International
Joseph Scalice, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Mass media and Hollywood fixate on stories of Mexican cartels, Sicilian mafioso and Russian gangsters. But they've largely overlooked the growing power of Southeast Asian organized crime. Within the next decade, the region's booming black markets will be worth $375 billion more than the legit output of many Asian countries.
These crime syndicates can corrupt governments, skew policy and... More >
Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University
In a richly illustrated presentation on the challenges of applying conservation science to Buddhist sacred thangkas and texts, Ann Shaftel will include a discussion of the relationship between thangkas and texts, and the evolving function of thangkas in Buddhist philosophy, textural history and culture. The images accompanying her talk will feature Silk Route thangkas, and others from her 48... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!