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Friday, October 3, 2014

Art of the Korean Division: Imagined Unification, Ethical Subjectivity, and Crow’s Eye View

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 3 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This talk is inspired by one of the foremost South Korean literary critics, Paik Nak-chung, who theorized “division system (pundan ch’eje)” and “division reality (pundan hyŏnsil)” as the ultimate logics organizing social formation and reality in Korea. Following the epistemological shift in South Korean artists’ North Korea-related endeavors—from the pictorial representation of “the Korean...   More >

Thursday, October 16, 2014

War in East Asia? (CANCELED)

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Canceled


Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies


The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies, EU Center of Excellence, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >



Kyung-sook Shin and Korean Literature

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | October 24 | 2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Kyung-sook Shin, Award Winning Author

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


This special symposium, attended by award-winning author Kyung-sook Shin, will focus on the impact of her works on the global stage. The event culminates with a one-on-one conversation with the author, Q&A session, and book signing.

Program

2:00-2:10 Welcome Remarks
Laura Nelson, Chair, Center for Korean Studies
Youngmin Kwon, Visiting Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 510 (Fifth Floor)


1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies, EU Center of Excellence


Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >