<< March 2017 >>

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study Abroad in Japan

Presentation: Center for Japanese Studies | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities in Japan and a variety of financial resources, including scholarships from the Japanese government. During this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from past study abroad students and representatives from the Japanese Consulate, partner universities in Japan, and Berkeley Study Abroad. Students are invited to stay for refreshments after the...   More >

MIT Broad Professor Feng Zhang at the Berkeley Forum: Harnessing Nature's Diversity for Biotechnology

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | March 1 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 The Berkeley Forum

Recent advances in genome editing technology have made it possible to modify organisms, including humans, at the genetic level with relative ease. While such developments bode well for the treatment of many previously incurable conditions, they also open the door for the creation of arbitrary modifications to the genome for aesthetic and other non-medical purposes. Such possibilities are the...   More >

 

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China"

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | March 2 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 David Yang, Stanford, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez

Reading - Nonfiction: Center for Chinese Studies | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)

 Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe

 Center for Race and Gender, Ethnic Studies Library

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through...   More >

Chan Is Missing | Wayne Wang | United States, 1982

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | March 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Wayne Wang

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Lauren Chew, Peter Wang,

Following its local premiere at BAMPFA and critical acclaim at New Directors/New Films, this groundbreaking independent hit inspired generations of filmmakers and was named to the National Film Registry. Today it still seems fresh, intelligent, inventive. Playing with the pleasures and conceits of film noir, Wang imbues his irreverent...   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

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Friday, March 3, 2017

日本の『死の舞踏』: 『九相詩』と『一休骸骨』 Kūsōshi and Ikkyū Gaikotsu 

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Yūichirō Imanishi, National Institute of Japanese Literature

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, National Institute of Japanese Literature

*Registration Required*

 

 Seating is limited. Register online by February 22.

Wide Angle, Close Up: Rethinking Twentieth-century Chinese Art

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Winnie Wong, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Claire Roberts, Art History, School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk presents work-in-progress associated with the research project “Reconfiguring the World: China. Art. Agency 1900s to Now” which examines twentieth century Chinese art from an international perspective. It will focus on two early works by Xu Beihong (1895-1953) and Ye Qianyu (1907-1995), artists who have played key roles in the formation of xin guohua or what we have come to think of as...   More >

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Politics of Impeachment, Presidential Election, and Prospects for Foreign Policy in South Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 6 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Chung-in Moon, Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), East Asian Foundation

South Korea is mired in an imbroglio. Amidst the process of President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, the 2017 presidential race has begun. Meanwhile, its foreign policy is in a total disarray. Whereas the Trump shock has produced an uncertain future for ROK-US alliance, inter-Korean relations hit rock bottom. Furthermore, China-South Korean relations soured over the issue of deployment of...   More >

Corporate Governance Reform and the Toshiba Scandal: Did a New System Hide an Old Mess?

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christina Ahmadjian, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

 Steven Vogel, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

An ongoing financial reporting scandal has stunned and puzzled observers of Japanese corporate governance reform. Toshiba was one of the first companies to adopt so-called “US-style” corporate governance practices. How could a company that had seemed to think so carefully about good governance have ended up like this? Where was the board? This presentation considers the possibility that the...   More >

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Calibrating the Chinese Citizen: Propaganda, E-Petitioning and Big Data-Driven Governance

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 7 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christian Göbel, Chinese Politics and Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

In China, the majority of city-level governments has set up websites
where citizen petitions and government responses can be reviewed by the general public. What is the political logic guiding the establishment of such open petitioning websites? Analyzing policy documents, government websites and open petitions, this paper argues that open petitioning websites represent a form of calibration of...   More >

online petitioning website

Sovereign Peoplehood and Constitutional Founding in Postcolonial Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Chaihark Hahm, Professor, Yonsei University

 Taeku Lee, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

According to the preamble of the Korean constitution, it is 'We the People of Korea' that is drafting and promulgating the constitution as an expression of their sovereign will. But, who are these sovereign people, and how does one identify them? Are they the same as the ethnic Korean nation?

The Prism of Youth: Life Writing by Japanese Children and Teenagers during WWII

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Aaron William Moore, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester

 Andrew Barshay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Even when compared with the West, Japanese children and teenagers arguably left the most extensive historical record of young people's personal experiences of total war from 1937 to 1945. In particular, evacuation, rationing, family life, compulsory labor, and conscription reach a level of detail rarely seen in adult accounts. Nevertheless, in the historiography of childhood and youth, the...   More >

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Conjunctural Urbanism: Cities, Financialization, and Late Neoliberalism

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jamie Peck, Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, University of Hong Kong

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

The field of critical urban studies has been moved in recent years by a series of poststructural and postcolonial interventions that have raised searching questions about the explanatory status accorded to “EuroAmerican” case studies, about the reach and relevance of political-economic theory claims concerning entrepreneurial (or neoliberal) modes of regulation, and about the respective utility...   More >

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | March 9 | 2-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro, Author

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

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro
Introduction by Michael Omi


Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan experience
both racial inclusion and cultural dislocation while negotiating between the categories of Japanese and “foreigner.” Drawing from extensive observations and interviews with Japanese Americans who are...   More >

States of Apology: The Culture of Commemoration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

STATES OF APOLOGY: The Culture of Commemoration

Sexual Slavery and the Memorialization of Comfort Women
Amandu Su, English

Politics of Reconciliation in South Korean War and Peace Memorial Museums
Kristen Sun, Ethnic Studies

The Pilgrimage: Interethnic Coalitions and Cross-Race Solidarity at Former Sites of Japanese American Confinement
Desirée Valadares, Architecture

Friday, March 10, 2017

Evolution of the 20th century Mongolia/China border, in maps

Tour/Open House | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring maps from librarian Susan Powell's photo essay focusing the Mongolian-Chinese border. Find her article here: https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-21/powell

Transportation as a Language: Mobility management of China’s urban billion

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jinhua Zhao, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in China’s transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three...   More >

Contents Tourism: Fictional narratives and locations that beckon us to travel

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Takayoshi Yamamura, Hokkaido University

 Millie Creighton, University of British Columbia; Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Yokohama National University; Michael Dylan Foster, University of California, Davis; Margaret B. Swain, University of California, Davis; Rongling Ge, Xiamen University; Deirdre Clyde, City College of San Francisco, and University of Hawaii, Manoa; Min Joo Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kyungjae Jang, Hokkaido University

 Daniel Fischer, University of California, Berkeley; Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley

 Shinobu Myoki, Tohoku University; Ryoko Nishijima, University of California, Los Angeles

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Cambria Press

Schedule and Participants:

Friday March 10th

5.00pm - Opening Reception, Sponsored by Cambria Press

(P A Hearst Museum, Main Gallery, 102 Kroeber Hall)

6.30pm - Opening Address
Prof. Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University)
“Who Creates ‘Contents Tourism’? A new tourism model induced by pop culture in the age...   More >

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Contents Tourism: Fictional narratives and locations that beckon us to travel

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 11 | 9:15 a.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Takayoshi Yamamura, Hokkaido University

 Millie Creighton, University of British Columbia; Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Yokohama National University; Michael Dylan Foster, University of California, Davis; Margaret B. Swain, University of California, Davis; Rongling Ge, Xiamen University; Deirdre Clyde, City College of San Francisco, and University of Hawaii, Manoa; Min Joo Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kyungjae Jang, Hokkaido University

 Daniel Fischer, University of California, Berkeley; Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley

 Shinobu Myoki, Tohoku University; Ryoko Nishijima, University of California, Los Angeles

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Cambria Press

Schedule and Participants:

Friday March 10th

5.00pm - Opening Reception, Sponsored by Cambria Press

(P A Hearst Museum, Main Gallery, 102 Kroeber Hall)

6.30pm - Opening Address
Prof. Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University)
“Who Creates ‘Contents Tourism’? A new tourism model induced by pop culture in the age...   More >

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 14 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rachel Stern, Berkeley School of Law

 Stein Ringen, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Professor Ringen will presents his book, The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving.
- What are the intentions and priorities of the Chinese leaders?
- What kind of leader is Xi Jinping, where is he leading China and how radically is...   More >

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Thomas Lahusen, Documentarian and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Toronto

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Harbin, Manchuria, was a temporary, provisional home for several hundreds of thousands of émigrés, who came to live there from Russia, Japan, and many other countries, as colonizers, military personnel, adventurers, or refugees, during the first half of the twentieth century. They were forced to leave after 1945. Many years later, the memory of their previous home has become an obsession for...   More >

Monday, March 20, 2017

Donald Trump is No Friend of Taiwan

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 20 | 4 p.m. |  Doe Library

 Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College

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

Many Americans believe Taiwan is an important friend and partner to the US. The prospect of a foreign policy iconoclast in the White House appealed to many of Taiwan’s supporters in the US, especially those who are active in US foreign policy circles. Former officials of the George W Bush administration, in particular, have spent the past 8 years arguing that it is time for the US to upgrade its...   More >

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Queuing into the Afterlife: The Politics of Branding Buryat Buddhism

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

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

This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of “making a living,” both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its...   More >

Buryat Buddhism

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Everyday Ironies: Mao Badges as the Biggest Consumer Fad in History

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Karl Gerth, History, UC San Diego

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Today’s bought, sold, collected, and inspected Mao badges seem to be at odds with their history as icons of loyalty to Mao Zedong during the early Cultural Revolution. I argue that the postsocialist era is not the antithesis of the socialist era. And that the current market craze for Mao badge collecting is a resurgence of badge market value. The irony was present all along and, indeed, the...   More >

The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)

 Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Enmity, Amity, Comity, Normality, Abnormality: Korea-U.S. Relations in the Post Geun-hye, Post Obama Era

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 23 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Edward Dong, Former Senior Foreign Service rank of Minister-Counselor, US Department of State

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

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

Korea-U.S. relations have historically been fraught, with Korea more often than not part of a sub-issue in broader contexts such as the Cold War in Asia, U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations, and global non-proliferation. Even on a bilateral basis, the relationship is often defined by North Korea/military alliance and economic/commercial factors, leading to frictions. In more recent years, the...   More >

Friday, March 24, 2017

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Mongolian Throat-singing Concert

Performing Arts - Music | March 24 | 7 p.m. |  International House

 International House

KHUSUGTUN is an internationally revered performing group that performs traditional music from Mongolia, the home of Chinggis Khan. They are especially renowned for their a capella arrangements using “khöömei” or “throat-singing.”
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khusugtun-concert-tickets-31247882257?aff=eac2

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Monday, March 27, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Easing Trilateral Tensions in East Asia: Is the Media's Coverage a Help or a Hindrance?

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | March 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Haydn Williams Conference Room, 8th floor

 465 California St, San Francisco, CA

 Kyoungtae Kim, Director, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

 The Asia Foundation

Communications theory tells us that when there is conflict, its severity should decrease as the amount of communication between the conflicting sides increases. But when it comes to the three major nations in East Asia– Korea, Japan, and China, greater media coverage often seems to exacerbate tensions.

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 28th as a seasoned journalist from Korea...   More >