<< November 2017 >>

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | November 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American Democracy: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Special Event: Center for Chinese Studies | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 David Sanger, New York Times

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of our Fall 2017 Seminar Series the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome David Sanger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. Please RSVP to attend this event, which will be held on November 1, 2017 at 4pm, in Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.

 

  RSVP online by October 30.

David Sanger, New York Times

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Technopolitics and Empire: New Directions in Science Studies

Workshop: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 2 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Diana K. Davis, Professor, Departments of History and Geography, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Duque, Ph.D. Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor, Department of History, Stanford University; Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma; Ashton Wesner, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management; Camilla Hawthorne, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research and to envision new directions in science and (neo-) empire studies.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Air/Qi Connections: Notes from the History of Science and Medicine

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Ruth Rogaski, History, Vanderbilt University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

What is the relationship between the air we breathe (in Chinese, kongqi) and the qi of Chinese medicine? This talk explores the history of this intersection in order to better understand the cultural underpinnings of the connection between health and environment in China today. Typically translated into English as “vital energy,” qi has long been at the core of traditional Chinese conceptions of...   More >

The Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Connections

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and...   More >

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Lecture by Patricia Berger: A Crisis of Faith: Chen Hongshou’s Buddhist Paintings

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | November 4 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Art historian Patricia Berger explores Chen Hongshou’s enigmatic Buddhist paintings, which offer a glimpse into a cataclysmic moment in Chinese history. Followed by a discussion with Robert Sharf.

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

  Buy tickets online

Monday, November 6, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 6 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Food, Agriculture and Human Impacts on the Environment: Japan, Asia and Beyond

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 7 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute, Department of Anthropology, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

The goal of this workshop is to link local and regional case studies of food, agriculture, and human-environmental interaction with the broader discussion of global environmental issues and long-term sustainability. Special emphasis is on case studies from Japan, East Asia and the North Pacific Rim.

Slow Accretion: Producing Harm in Ulaanbaatar’s Air Pollution Crisis

Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | November 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Chisato Fukuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Franck Billé, Program Director, Silk Road Center, UC Berkeley

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

What counts as evidence of harm for those living in the midst of air pollution? Over the past two decades, air pollution has become a seasonal disaster in Ulaanbaatar, prompting widespread concerns about its harms to human bodies and the environment. These concerns have promoted various investments to document air pollution’s effects, from monitoring technologies, to interactive pollution maps,...   More >

Pollution

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Overlapping Forms: Linking Material Culture and Environmental Knowledge

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation examines different forms of environmental knowledge, the role of this knowledge in cultural persistence through time, and its consequent significance to the intellectual challenges of the Anthropocene. The paper describes the activity of a master charcoal-maker in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, who works in a landscape recognized by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture...   More >

Sittwe

Film - Documentary: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 175 (Booth Auditorium) | Note change in date and location

 Jeanne Hallacy, filmmaker; U Myo Win, Smile Education and Development Foundation (Yangon); Kenneth Wong, Lecturer, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Andrea Lampros, Communications Director, Human Rights Center; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

This event will feature the screening of a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burma’s Rakhine state in 2012, followed by a panel discussion.

Sittwe

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Market Entanglements: Fortune and Risk in a Chinese Bubble

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Bryna Goodman, History, University of Oregon, Eugene

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1921-2 Chinese entrepreneurs established more than one hundred and fifty stock exchanges in Shanghai and several other cities, more exchanges than existed in the rest of the world at that time. Nearly all of these new, Western-styled financial institutions collapsed within a year. What were people thinking? Using a variety of sources—financial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays,...   More >

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

Monday, November 13, 2017

The 19th Party Congress and the Future of the Chinese Communist Party

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 13 | 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room | Note change in time

 1995 University Avenue, room 510A, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), People's University (Beijing, China), Shandong University (Jinan, China), Institute of East Asian Studies

The Communist Party of China held its 19th Party Congress in October 2017. Aside from the sweeping personnel turnover, this Congress introduced ideological and organizational innovations that will guide the leadership and the nation for the next five years and beyond. China's direction is of global import, as China has in surprisingly short order become a global superpower, challenging the...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Checks, Balances and Autocracy: Historical Evidence from China

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 13 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Weijia Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Andre Yousefi

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

PCH Lime Lab co-founder Andre Yousefi will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue

 Library

Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well...   More >

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session: Center for Japanese Studies | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Friday, November 17, 2017

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies: Other Campus Events | November 17 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Lineage of Japanese Prose Fiction

Panel Discussion: Center for Japanese Studies | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dennis Washburn, Dartmouth College; Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

A roundtable discussion of the lineage of Japanese prose fiction. Many critics and readers have long agreed that the peaks in this tradition are the writings of Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century and of Natsume Sôseki in the early twentieth century. But these are writings rarely thought of together. Do they allow us to think of a long tradition of Japanese prose fiction? Is the modern...   More >

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Buffalo Boy

Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 18 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This Vietnamese coming-of-age story about a boy and his buffalo, set in French colonial Indochina circa 1940, won the special prize from the Youth Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.

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 | 4 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)

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 >

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | November 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | November 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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

 Library

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.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

State-Building And Political Development In US Foreign Policy

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book, The End of History...   More >

Rise of the Female Imam: Gender Reform in Islam

Panel Discussion: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley

 Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.

Center Stage

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | November 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

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

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

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.