Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | August 5 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, Violin, Cal Performances
Representing nearly a dozen countries, the 107 young musical ambassadors of the Asian Youth Orchestra join hands across political differences and regional tensions to play concerts of exquisite beauty. Each summer, exceptional players from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam meet for a demanding summer of... More >
Film - Feature | August 24 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kurosawas adaptation of an American detective novel is both a superb, suspenseful thriller, and a Dostoyevskian metaphysical probe into the ambiguities of guilt and innocence. In one of his finest performances, Toshiro Mifune portrays a wealthy executive who must pay ransom for the release of his chauffeurs son when the boy is mistaken for his son by a kidnapper. Kurosawa creates a constant,... More >
ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"
Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"
Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | August 29 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley
Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Morrison Library
Min Seok Ahn, South Korean National Assembly
Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, has been instrumental in coordinating the impeachment trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | August 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Korea Times San Francisco, Inc., Community Hall
8134 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621
UNA-USA East Bay Chapter presents a Dinner Forum: Explore strategic deterrence strategies in the context of the current North Korean nuclear standoff.
Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
US Nuclear Weapons Policies, Research, Testing, Production Activities & their Impact on International Security
Past Dean, Goldman School of... More >
Film - Feature | August 30 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rebellion is the fitting original title of this relentless social portrait of those who demand subservience, and those who have had enough. A magisterial Toshiro Mifune slow-burns his way through the role of dutiful samurai Sasaharahenpecked by his wife and dominated by his lordwhose attempts to be a good servant are about to end. You retreat, and retreat, says his friend Asano (Tatsuya... More >
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | August 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Douglas Fuller, School of Management, Zhejiang University
Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley
China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms?
China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favored... More >