<< November 2017 >>

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Jin Teok: Pioneer of Korean Fashion

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | November 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall

 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Jin Teok

 Asian Art Museum

Designer Jin Teok discusses her career, the work on view in Couture Korea and her most recent collection in this afternoon conversation with fashion historian Neil Wu-Gibbs.

 $20 Adults, $15 65+ Older, $15 College Students

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

International Sanctions and the Sino-North Korean Border Economy

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Kevin Gray, University of Sussex

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Come join us as Kevin Gray talks about the unintended consequences of economic sanctions against North Korea on the Sino-North Korean border economy.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hayoun Kwon’s Virtual Reality Projects

Presentation: Center for Korean Studies | November 12 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hayooun Kwon presents her recent virtual reality projects (related to her acclaimed video pieces), including 489 Years, set in the DMZ between North and South Korea, and The Bird Lady, on a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon

Film - Short: Center for Korean Studies | November 15 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The artist joins us to present five of her short films using animation and new technologies that reflect on historical truth and personal meaning, whether in the Korean DMZ or modern France.

Monday, November 20, 2017

They Came From Everywhere: The People of the Amur

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 20 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victor Zatsepine, History, University of Connecticut

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk, based on Victor Zatsepine’s recently published book, Beyond the Amur: Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850-1930 (UBC Press, 2017), illuminates the varied social, economic and political contacts that enlivened the borders of the two empires (Qing China and Romanov Russia) and their successor states. The author argues that the Amur ‘frontier’ region functioned as a meeting...   More >

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The South Korean Rock Music Scene: Interview with Kendra Van Nyhuis, Department of Music

Presentation: Center for Korean Studies | November 21 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kendra Van Nyhuis, PhD Candidate, Department of Music; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for a rocking interview with Kendra Van Nyhuis from the Department of Music at UC Berkeley. Kendra is an ethnomusicologist studying intercultural interactions in the rock music scene of South Korea. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Kendra Van Nyhuis

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams


Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

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.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Couture Korea

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

 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Asian Art Museum

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.