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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Early Thoughts on Some Dimensions of Nepali-South Korean Migration

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Other Campus Events | September 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Robert M Oppenheim, The University of Texas at Austin

Laura C. Nelson, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies


This talk stems from a research project that Heather Hindman and I have been conducting since about 2010, which we are now attempting to expand and deepen. It focuses on several aspects of the social and imaginative relationship between contemporary South Korea and Nepal.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Noon Concert Series: Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum Performing traditional korean court music plus contemporary compositions,

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | September 14 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Soo Yeon Lyuh, haegeum Performing traditional korean court music plus contemporary compositions, including works by Professor Cindy Cox and Music Dept. alum Jean Ahn.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Class, Competence, and Subjectivity: English Language Learning in Neoliberal South Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Joseph Sung-Yul Park, National University of Singapore

Clare You, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


What precisely is the role that English plays in neoliberalism? In this talk, Joseph Sung-Yul Park identifies subjectivity as the key for understanding that role, highlighting how English language learning comes to be understood as a neoliberal technology of self (Foucault 1988).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Institute of East Asian Studies Fall Reception

Tour/Open House: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | September 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


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


Please join us for this opportunity to meet new faculty, students, and staff. Refreshments served.



The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon: Imaginary Lines

Film - Series: Center for Korean Studies | September 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Join Hayoun Kwon as she showcases her short films in person


$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission For tickets please visit us at bampfa.org/tickets.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Korea Day at the Asian Art Museum

Tour/Open House: Center for Korean Studies | September 25 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Asian Art Museum


200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Asian Art Museum


Celebrate the breadth of Korean arts and culture at the Asian Art Museum's eight annual Korea Day. This beloved festival offers a variety of performances and gallery tours, art and craft activities, and other experiences inspired by traditional and contemporary Korean culture. Free admission all day.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Talk: The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea’s Abduction Project

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Robert S. Boynton, New York University

John Lie, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Graduate School of Journalism


The Invitation-Only Zone is a riveting story of North Korea's abductions of Japanese citizens. Drawing on extensive interviews with the abductees, Boynton reconstructs the story of their lives inside North Korea and ponders the existential toll the episode has had on them, and on Japan itself.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Code meshing as a twenty-first century lingua franca

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | September 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Grace MyHyun Kim, UC Berkeley

College of Letters & Science


Drawing from a larger qualitative study of adolescents’ literacy and language practices in an online discussion forum devoted to Korean dramas, this presentation focuses on code meshing among youth from geographically diverse places as they engage with Korean.



The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution: Townsend Book Chat with Steven Lee

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Professor of English Steven Lee’s book makes a unique contribution to interwar literary, political, and art history, drawing extensively on Russian archives, travel narratives, and artistic exchanges to establish the parameters of an undervalued "ethnic avant-garde."


All Audiences

All Audiences



Mortuary Ritual in Iron Age Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Jack Davey, University of California, Center for Korean Studies

Archaeological Research Facility


The emergence of complex, stratified society and increased contact with Han China makes the Korean Iron Age (ca. 300 BC to 300 AD) a valuable archaeological case study in secondary state formation. However, the rapid pace of social change, scope of technological and economic development, and cultural diversity in the southern portion of the peninsula also allows the region to be a compelling...   More >