<< February 2017 >>

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SP2017 Project Pengyou Policy Case Competition

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | February 1 | 7 Evans Hall

 Chrystal Chang, Professor of International & Area Studies Academic Program, Political Science Department and Sociology Department; Daniel Baker, PhD student of Goldman School of Public Policy; Philip Rogers, Political Science PhD

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

The Project Pengyou Policy Case Competition, open to all undergraduate and graduate students across UC Berkeley, is a biannual event held by Project Pengyou, Berkeley Chapter. It is intended to foster discussion and collaborative research and to encourage creative and feasible policy-making, in a non-partisan environment, on key topics in the U.S.-China space.The winning team will receive a $20...   More >

The US, China, and Cross-Strait Relations

Lecture | February 1 | 12:15 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 Hung-Mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

 T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Hung-mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, will speak about cross-Strait relations under the new U.S. administration.

Hung-Mao Tien is President and board chairman, Institute for National Policy Research, and former R.O.C. Minister of Foreign Affairs; Representative (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom, and Presidential Advisor.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Film Screening: People are the Sky: A Journey to North Korea

Film - Documentary: Center for Korean Studies | February 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Filmmaker

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the first Korean American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders. Kim-Gibson seamlessly weaves her own personal story as a native born North Korean, with the fractious history of the North/South division.

Music and Song from Mongolia

Performing Arts - Music: Mongolia Initiative | February 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Cal State University, East Bay, Recital Hall (MB1055), Music Building

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Music Department, Cal State University East Bay, Department of Music

An exploration of the diversity of Mongolian music, from traditional folk to folk-inspired hip-hop, mixing ethnographic video and audio recordings, narration, and live musical performance.

Performers and speakers include:
Charlotte D’Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University
Urtaa Gantulga, Musician
Tamir Hargana, Northern Illinois University
Peter Marsh, California State University, East...   More >

Friday, February 3, 2017

Environmental Narratives in Mongolian Sound Worlds

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 3 | 1-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Cal State University East Bay, Department of Music

Urbanization, globalization, and climate change have had a powerful effect on the ways Mongolians and Inner Mongolians relate to their environment, and this is transforming many of their cultural forms. This conference seeks to increase awareness of the relationships been musical expression and the ecological, economic and political issues impacting residents in different ethnic groups in both...   More >

Biye Dance, photo by Peter Marsh

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet: Center For Chinese Studies

Special Event: Center for Chinese Studies | February 3 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Village

 1335 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

祝大家春節快樂: 公雞神採奕奕, 母雞勤勞美麗! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Rooster with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.

 

 Pre-Payment required. RSVP by calling Angel Ryono at 510-643-6322, or by emailing Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu by January 30.

Year of the Rooster

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Mongolian Throat-Singing (Khöömii)Workshop

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 4 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Music Department, Cal State East Bay

An opportunity to learn the Inner Asian vocal technique of throat-singing, through which one can produce multiple vocal lines simultaneously, from expert practitioners in an intimate learning environment. This workshop is offered in conjunction with the February 3 symposium "Environmental Narratives in Mongolian Sound Worlds."

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. To apply, please send an email with...   More >

Monday, February 6, 2017

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Japan and Korea Info Session

Information Session: Center for Korean Studies | February 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore both Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea while learning about the histories of the Japan-Korea relations during and after the imperial occupation.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/tokyo-seoul.

From Mass Science to Participatory Action Research: Maoist Legacies in Contemporary Chinese Knowledge Production

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andrew F. Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Sigrid Schmalzer, History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

One of the signature elements of Mao-era science was the insistence on mobilizing the masses. Today, propaganda accounts of such activities ring hollow—or at best perhaps chime quaint. Yet some Chinese social scientists are eagerly adopting the theory and language of "participatory action research," an academic field that emerged out of the 1960s and 1970s global radicalism in which Maoist...   More >

Friday, February 10, 2017

Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula: Chinese New Years Banquet

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | February 10 | 6 p.m. |  China Village Restaurant

  600 Ralston Ave,, Belmont, CA 94002

 Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula. Join fellow Cal Alumni as we feast on a traditional Chinese Banquet and listen to club members explain the significance and symbolism of this long time tradition.

 $35 Early registration Before 1/26/17, $40 after deadline

  Buy tickets online

Monday, February 13, 2017

Staging Internationalism: Documentary and Translation in Roar, China! and The Red Poppy

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Edward Tyerman, Term Assistant Professor, Slavic Department, Barnard College

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The fourth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Japan and Korea Info Session

Information Session: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore both Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea while learning about the histories of the Japan-Korea relations during and after the imperial occupation.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/tokyo-seoul.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Conversation with Writer Kyung-uk Kim

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | February 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kyung-uk Kim, Writer

 Bruce Fulton, University of British Columbia

 Laura Nelson, Chair, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

Kyung-uk Kim is a novelist and short story writer whose work follows what is called the 1990s generation of South Korea and the culture that dominated that time.

Cal Alumni Club of Washington DC:February Happy Hour

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | February 16 | 6-9 p.m. |  Rocket Bar

  714 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

 Cal Alumni Club of Washington DC

Hey DC bears, it's that time again! Now that folks are settling into the new year, it seems like the perfect time to come together and reminisce of years past with the best people in all the District. Come join your Cal Alumni friends as we toast to a new and happy year on Thursday, February 16 at Rocket Bar in Chinatown. We shall share the first drink to California at 6 PM, see you there!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, February 17–19, 2017
Conference
Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond
Friday (4–6:30 pm): 180 Doe Memorial Library
Saturday (9:30 am–6 pm) – Sunday (9 am–12:00 pm): Alumni House
UC Berkeley

Program

Panel 1 (Friday, February 17, 4–6:30pm): China I
Chair: Peiying Lin (UC Berkeley)

T. H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London) — How did Chinese Lay...   More >

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 18 | 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, February 17–19, 2017
Conference
Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond
Friday (4–6:30 pm): 180 Doe Memorial Library
Saturday (9:30 am–6 pm) – Sunday (9 am–12:00 pm): Alumni House
UC Berkeley

Program

Panel 2 (Saturday, February 18, 9:30am–noon): China II
Chair: Raoul Birnbaum (UC Santa Cruz)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, February 17–19, 2017
Conference
Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond
Friday (4–6:30 pm): 180 Doe Memorial Library
Saturday (9:30 am–6 pm) – Sunday (9 am–12:00 pm): Alumni House
UC Berkeley

Program

Isang Yun: In Between Maria Stodtmeier Germany, 2013

Film - Feature: Center for Korean Studies | February 19 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Dennis Russell Davies, Charles Boone, and Charles Amirkhanian

The Korean composer Isang Yun uniquely synthesized Western classical and avant-garde music with Eastern traditions. His life story is equally distinctive. Today he is claimed by Germany, where he lived in exile; South Korea, where he was born and later tried as a traitor; and North Korea, which he visited in his...   More >

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Right of Passage: A Documentary by Janice D. Tanaka

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | February 21 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 PFA

 Janice Tanaka, Director

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Nowadays, when bipartisanship on Capitol Hill is a rarity, filmmaker Janice Tanaka tells the story of a bygone era of human connection inside the Beltway—an unprecedented “American” moment in the US Congress that the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University called an achievement “against all odds.” The Civil Liberties Act of 1988, almost forty-five years in the making, acknowledged the...   More >

 FREE

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Recital of Chinese Opera

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peng Xu, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies

《彈詞》 "The Ballad"
A Performance from Chinese opera

This famous excerpt from the poet Hong Sheng’s (1645-1704) southern drama Palace of Lasting Life (1688) consists of ten solos sung by the character Li Guinian, a former leading musician from the Pear Garden Academy at the glorious Tang (685-762) court, now a performer reduced to singing popular ballads in the...   More >

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Northeast Asia Policy: History and Security

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 23 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Northeast Asian History Foundation, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This conference addresses the challenges of contemporary Northeast Asian security, focusing on the implications of the Trump administration’s policies for the region.

The Wheel of Time: Tibetan Thoughts on the Buddha’s Anno Nirvanae: 2017 Khyentse Lecture

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | February 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Although fairly long in coming, the Christian calendar began with the year in which Jesus was allegedly born. And Dionysius Exiguus (6thc.) was the first to introduce the notion of A[nno]D[omini], the birth year of the Christ. Famously, the British monk Bede (672‑735) went so far as to deduce in his De temporum ratione of 725, an elaboration of his earlier Liber de temporibus of 703, that...   More >

Friday, February 24, 2017

New Topics, Technologies and New Times: Japan Ahead

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 24 | 9 a.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Academic communities play an important role in shaping international perspectives. Scholars work within broad networks, developing thoughtful insights on emerging changes long before others become aware of their implications. Students, whether within Japan and abroad, will in time become tomorrow’s leaders. How we shape their understanding of Japan establishes powerful influence on the way they...   More >

East Asian Topologies of Power: An Interdisciplinary Cross-Currents Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 24 | 1:30-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 220 - Geballe Room

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

This symposium will bring into conversation the guest editors of three recent issues of the UC Berkeley-based e-journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review and three additional East Asia scholars to explore the special issues’ thematic convergence on China and its neighbors, on space, and on cartography. Rather than regarding the emergence of the state as a top-down imposition,...   More >

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Topics, Technologies and New Times: Japan Ahead

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 25 | 10 a.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Academic communities play an important role in shaping international perspectives. Scholars work within broad networks, developing thoughtful insights on emerging changes long before others become aware of their implications. Students, whether within Japan and abroad, will in time become tomorrow’s leaders. How we shape their understanding of Japan establishes powerful influence on the way they...   More >

Monday, February 27, 2017

Rethinking East Asia in the New Global Economy

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 27 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Economic Geography, National University of Singapore

 T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Drawing upon empirical research on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, this speaker argues that production network-level dynamics and firm-specific initiatives are more critical to the successful industrial transformation of these East Asian economies.
This key mechanism of strategic coupling with global production networks offers a dynamic conception of state-firm relations in the changing...   More >

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Township leaders and village chiefs in contemporary China

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 28 | 2 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room, Suite 510

 Zhe Ren, Institute of Developing Economies, CJS Visiting Scholar

 Daniel Mattingly, Stanford University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The relationship between a township leader and a village chief in contemporary China is something of a political puzzle. Researchers have maintained that China’s bureaucratic system contains a very important political contracting framework. Within this framework, the career of a cadre is strongly related to the performance of a contract that may cover not only economic development but also other...   More >

The Steppe's Capital: the Meanings of Money in late-Qing Mongolia

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | February 28 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Devon Dear, Independent Scholar

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

Sociologist and philosopher Georg Simmel famously described money as “colourless.” For many historians, money, like number, has been an equalizer capable of bringing previously-incomparable objects into relation. This talk challenges that idea as it explores the multiplicity of currencies and ad-hoc commodity monies used in Qing Mongolia in the 19th century as it explores Mongolians' roles in...   More >