Upcoming Events

Friday, April 24, 2015

Liberalism Unraveling: The United States And The Developing World In The 1960s

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mark A. Lawrence, Associate Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

 Institute of International Studies

Mark Atwood Lawrence is Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from Stanford University in 1988 and his doctorate from Yale in 1999. After teaching as a lecturer in history at Yale, he joined the History Department at UT Austin in 2000. Since then, he has...   More >

‘Imagology’ as Critical Approach in Literary and Cultural Studies

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Clemens Ruthner, Trinity College Dublin / UC Berkeley; Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle, UC Berkeley; Josef Sveda, Charles University Prague / UC Berkeley

 Department of German

An interdisciplinary workshop on Imagology (the analysis of images of the Self and the Other in literature and culture) as a critical research approach in literary and cultural studies

Unwilling to Work under a ‘Zombie’: Mass Dictatorship and Normative Voluntarism in Japan and North America during WWII

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Takashi Fujitani, University of Toronto

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

During the Second World War “zombies” were said to be taking part in the Canadian war effort, but in ways that the mainstream population and press mocked as cowardly and insufficiently patriotic. Above all, these strange beings apparently lacked the will to fight. In fact, these were not the undead but real live men who had been drafted into the military but who were labelled zombies because they...   More >

Words in Action 2015

Performing Arts - Theater: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 4-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater

 2055 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Annamaria Bellezza, founder, Italian Studies Department, UC Berkeley

 Department of Italian Studies, Berkeley Language Center

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Iron Ministry (J.P. Sniadecki; China/US, 2014): 58th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | April 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A thrillingly expansive portrait of China as observed in the cramped compartments of its trains, The Iron Ministry is simultaneously a vivid social document and a bold aesthetic experiment. Shot over three years and dozens of rides, the film seamlessly unfolds as a single voyage, Sniadecki’s indefatigable camera instigating several conversations along the way.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members, $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons, $15.00 General Admission

  Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Black Coal, Thin Ice (Diao Yinan; China/Hong Kong, 2014): 58th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Both tense whodunit and layered character study, Diao Yinan’s Berlin Golden Bear–winner spans five years in the life of a troubled cop who can’t shake his experiences working a particularly gruesome serial-killer case.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members, $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons, $15.00 General Admission

  Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Monday, April 27, 2015

Global Higher Education Seminar Series: Chinese Universities in the Xi Jinping Era

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location

 William C. Kirby, T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies and Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University; Wen-Hsin Yeh, Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Chair Professor in the Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

In the month of April, the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Institute of East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley will co-sponsor an important seminar. Professor Kirby, Harvard University, will outline Chinese accomplishments in higher education since 1998 and offer a critical evaluation of recent developments. Professor Yeh, UC Berkeley, will respond by presenting a "best" and a "worst"...   More >

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai; China, 2014): 58th San Francisco International Film Festival at BAM/PFA

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 28 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this unsettling thriller set in contemporary China, Wang Xiaoshuai explores the political and personal consequences of memory, and traces the blurred lines between those who remember their past, and those who choose to forget.

 $13.00 BAM/PFA Members; UC Berkeley Students; San Francisco Film Society Members, $14.00 Non-UC Berkeley Students; Senior Citizens (65 & over); Disabled Persons, $15.00 General Admission

  Tickets go on sale April 3. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Film Screening: "The Chinese Mayor" with filmmaker Zhao Qi

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 7-9 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Room 105

 Zhao Qi

 Graduate School of Journalism

The dramatic economic development of China in recent years has been fueled in large part by aggressive development policies that seek to modernize the nation at the expense in some instances of disrupting traditional villages and communities.

Zhao Qi, a distinguished documentary maker from China who is a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism this year, will provide a rare look...   More >

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Buddha’s Golden Footsteps and Burmese National Identity

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 30 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Don Stadtner, Co-curator, "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," Asia Society, New York

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Myanmar's long international isolation has in recent years shown signs of change. Seizing opportunities for engagement, diplomatic overtures have been complemented by cultural initiatives, including a pathbreaking exhibition, "Buddhist Art of Myanmar," an exhibition which includes works never before seen in the West.

Don Stadtner, an art historian and co-curator of the exhibition, will...   More >

Friday, May 1, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 on May 1; IEAS, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510 on May 2

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Asia Society of Northern California

China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >

Saturday, May 2, 2015

China, Taiwan, and Rising Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 1 – 2, 2015 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 on May 1; IEAS, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510 on May 2

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Asia Society of Northern California

China's "economic miracle," arms buildup, and diplomatic wrangling have all profoundly reshaped its position vis a vis Taiwan. In the wake of shifting power relations, and after more than a decade of escalating cross-Strait polarization fed by growing nationalism on either side of the Strait, there has been since the late 2000s an historic rapprochement between Taiwan and mainland China. A...   More >

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

An observation of the Kinetic Movement in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 5 | 4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room, Suite 510

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Hsin-yi Wu, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung Universtiy, Taiwan

 Anne Nesbet, Associate Professor, Slavic Language and Literature/Film and Media, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Solaris (1972) is a science fiction film directed by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). Tarkovsky is well-known for his vertical tracking and dolly shots, which builds a significant film space, opening up or extending into deep backgrounds through camera mobility. This talk explores the film’s kinetic qualities in relation to human consciousness.

Personalized Hotel Recommendation Using Text Mining and Mobile Browsing Tracking

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 5 | 4:45 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room, Suite 510

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Chia-yu Lai, PhD Candidate, Management of Information System, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

 Guan-Cheng Li, Staff Researcher, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Tracking and mining browsing history is commonplace on your computer, but ever more advanced mobile devices can further track a shopper’s behavior based on physical location, neighborhood, and other relevant data. This study is focused on text mining hotel recommendations in creating a new APP that traces and follows each person’s interest in order to predict their preference.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dignāga's Investigation of the Percept: A Tale of Five Commentaries

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | May 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jay Garfield, Yale-NUS College, Singapore

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Dignāga's Investigation of the Percept: A Tale of Five Commentaries
A team of scholars has been editing, studying and translating Dignāga's lambanaparīkṣā and its Indian, Tibetan and Chinese commentaries. This talk will focus on the Indian and Tibetan side of that project and on some of the intriguing developments in the understanding of this short text in its...   More >

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kanji, Katakana, and Hiragana: 「漢字・片仮名と平仮名」

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Yuichiro Imanishi, Professor, Director General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

This talk will be given in...   More >

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 21 – 23, 2015 every day | Stephens Hall, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Brian C. Dowdle, University of Montana; Sarah Frederick, Boston University; Andre Robert Haag, University of New Mexico; Sayumi Harb, Cornell University; Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley; Ken Ito, University of Hawaii; Seth Jacobowitz, Yale University; Stephen Poland, Yale University; Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto; Robert Tuck, University of Montana; Leslie Winston; Hitomi Yoshio, Florida International University

 Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Chris Weinberger, San Francisco State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Boston University

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop, is a three day workshop event in which 16 scholars who have written essays on various aspects of the work of the novelist Natsume Sôseki gather to closely read and critique one another's work. This follows upon a conference held in 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 21 – 23, 2015 every day | Stephens Hall, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Brian C. Dowdle, University of Montana; Sarah Frederick, Boston University; Andre Robert Haag, University of New Mexico; Sayumi Harb, Cornell University; Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley; Ken Ito, University of Hawaii; Seth Jacobowitz, Yale University; Stephen Poland, Yale University; Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto; Robert Tuck, University of Montana; Leslie Winston; Hitomi Yoshio, Florida International University

 Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Chris Weinberger, San Francisco State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Boston University

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop, is a three day workshop event in which 16 scholars who have written essays on various aspects of the work of the novelist Natsume Sôseki gather to closely read and critique one another's work. This follows upon a conference held in 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 21 – 23, 2015 every day | Stephens Hall, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Brian C. Dowdle, University of Montana; Sarah Frederick, Boston University; Andre Robert Haag, University of New Mexico; Sayumi Harb, Cornell University; Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley; Ken Ito, University of Hawaii; Seth Jacobowitz, Yale University; Stephen Poland, Yale University; Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto; Robert Tuck, University of Montana; Leslie Winston; Hitomi Yoshio, Florida International University

 Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Keith Vincent, Boston University; Chris Weinberger, San Francisco State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Boston University

Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop, is a three day workshop event in which 16 scholars who have written essays on various aspects of the work of the novelist Natsume Sôseki gather to closely read and critique one another's work. This follows upon a conference held in 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cross-Currents Forum: Intra-Asian Mobility Past and Present

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 23 – 25, 2015 every day |  1995 University Avenue

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

The 4th Cross-Currents Forum will bring together an international group of scholars to discuss and question the ways that choice, chance, and circumstance have contributed to intra-Asian mobility in the past and present. The goal of the Forum is to complicate current theoretical understandings of globalization and diaspora (including both displacement and homecomings) and to consider the diverse...   More >

 free pre-registration required

  Register online

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cross-Currents Forum: Intra-Asian Mobility Past and Present

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 23 – 25, 2015 every day |  1995 University Avenue

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

The 4th Cross-Currents Forum will bring together an international group of scholars to discuss and question the ways that choice, chance, and circumstance have contributed to intra-Asian mobility in the past and present. The goal of the Forum is to complicate current theoretical understandings of globalization and diaspora (including both displacement and homecomings) and to consider the diverse...   More >

 free pre-registration required

  Register online

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)

  Hong Kong

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University

“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >

Cross-Currents Forum: Intra-Asian Mobility Past and Present

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 23 – 25, 2015 every day |  1995 University Avenue

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

The 4th Cross-Currents Forum will bring together an international group of scholars to discuss and question the ways that choice, chance, and circumstance have contributed to intra-Asian mobility in the past and present. The goal of the Forum is to complicate current theoretical understandings of globalization and diaspora (including both displacement and homecomings) and to consider the diverse...   More >

 free pre-registration required

  Register online

Friday, June 26, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)

  Hong Kong

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University

“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 25 – 27, 2015 every day | Hong Kong University, Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR HKU Station Exit C1)

  Hong Kong

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), School of English, Hong Kong University

“Siting Postcoloniality” takes as its points of departure the postcolonial critiques of colonial cultural hegemony and nationalism and interrogates their focus on moments of opposition and resistance and the possibilities of strategic subversion in the colonial archive, literary texts and cultural processes...   More >