Friday, April 26, 2019
Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | April 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This workshop highlights similarities and differences between agroecological approaches in Japan and those in the Americas with a focus on their historic and geographic contexts, and presents future visions of sustainable farming practice and resilient human-environmental interaction. Agroecology can be defined as a trans-disciplinary approach rooted in both traditional and scientific knowledge... More >
Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | April 26 | 1:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Dong-il Cho, The National Academy of Korea
CKS has invited professors from Korea and various universities around the world currently engaged in teaching Korean Literature. The current status of Korean literary education and research in each region of the world, to be reported through this conference, will help those in the field seek new directions for Korean literatures development on the global stage.
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Helen Siu, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
The Pearl River Delta Region and its metropolitan hubs have long engaged with the circulation of goods, people and ideas along what is now popularized as the Maritime Silk Road. Over the centuries these movements bridged continental divides. The talk focuses on the historical layers of economic and cultural resources, multi-ethnic identities, and strategic footprints across the oceans from... More >
Reading - Literary: Center for Korean Studies | April 26 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Hye-Young Pyun, Myongji University
Pyun Hye-Young was born in Seoul, Korea in 1972. She majored in creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts and earned a graduate degree in Korean Literature at Hanyang University. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Myongji University.
She made her literary debut in 2000 with her short story Shaking off Dew. She has published several collection of short stories,... More >
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 26 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
featuring Midiyanto, shadow master; guest drummer Heri Purwanto; vocalist Heni Savitri
UCB Gamelan Sari Raras
Javanese Shadow Puppet Master Ki Midiyanto accompanied by guest drummer Heri Purwanto, singer Heni Savitri and the musicians of Gamelan Sari Raras, present "The Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature."
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture: Center for Japanese Studies | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto... More >