Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | December 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian 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.
Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | December 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
FAll 2017 BLC Fellows, UC Berkeley
Berkeley Language Center
Teaching French Listening Comprehension and Cultural Awareness through Regional Variation
Elyse Ritchey, GSR, French
At the university level, French language instruction in the US traditionally includes a course on phonetics and pronunciation. While the major aim of such courses is to improve students speaking and listening competence, they also emphasize speaking correctly using... More >
Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | December 3 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.
$75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four
Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | December 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
This paper explores Mongolias mineral extraction boom through an examination of local concepts of landscape. In order to engage seriously with local place-making practices, it analyzes the steppe topologically, looking at attributes of landscape that transcend material upheaval. In eastern Mongolia, poetry is a primary means of mediating human interaction with space, and thus poetic literacy is... More >
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University
Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger... More >
Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
An Epic Transformation: The Transition of the Oirat Oral Epic Jangar from Culture to Cultural Resource
Lecture: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Michael Long, Cambridge University
This fieldwork program attempted to follow the conceptual transformation of the Epic of Jangara traditional oral epic of the Oirat Mongols of XUARas a social phenomenon in Hoboksar Mongolian Autonomous County from the end of the Cultural Revolution to present, particularly from the mid-2000s onward. In this time, Jangar transformed from a curious cultural artifact of folk culture with near... More >
Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies: Other Campus Events | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. | UC 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
Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall
Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.
Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 9 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwans 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).
Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 15 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An unexpected pregnancy transforms the life of a teenage girl in a small riverside town, who still struggles to live down her past ten years later, in Li Yus elegantly composed Chinese drama.
Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | December 16 | 8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, and Tony Leung Chiu-wai propel Zhang Yimous gorgeously colorful wuxia tribute, set in ancient China. Not so much a historical epic as a kind of highly determined ballet (New Yorker).
Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies | December 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
King Lear in feudal Japan, with Tatsuya Nakadai as the lord who divides his kingdom among his three sons, with disastrous results. A majestic piece of filmmaking (Village Voice).
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.