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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Music of the Guqin

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | October 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Dai Wei, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


One of China's oldest instruments, the guqin is a seven-stringed, plucked zither long associated with literati culture because of its refined and contemplative nature. Dai Wei, associate professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, will perform and discuss the instrument, its music, and history. Ms. Dai is a professional performer and a scholar of the various schools of the guqin.



ARCH Lecture Series: Kengo Kuma

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | October 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Kengo Kuma, Principal, Kengo Kuma & Associates

College of Environmental Design, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


Join us October 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium for a discussion with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Berkeley Innovation Seminar: Schumpeterian analysis of economic catch-up: knowledge, path-creation and the middle income trap

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | October 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall


Keun Lee, Seoul National - Economics

Department of Economics


One of the puzzles about why some countries have stronger economic growth than others revolves around the so-called 'middle-income trap', the situation in which a country that has grown strongly gets stuck at a certain level. In this book, Keun Lee explores the reasons why examples of successful catching-up are limited and in particular, why the Asian economies, including China, have managed to...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Orientation: Center for Chinese Studies | October 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Jianye He, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.



Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan—and Japan to the West

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 2 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Frederik L. Schodt

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


On New Year’s Eve, 1866, Professor Risley arrived in San Francisco from Yokohama, Japan. He was accompanied by the Imperial Japanese Troupe of acrobats and performers, who under his direction would amaze not only the residents of San Francisco, but also huge audiences on the East Coast and in Europe.



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Health Care in Eleventh-Century China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Nathan Sivin, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Department of History


Almost everything we know about Chinese medicine before modern times is about classical physicians and their work. But most people before modern times—rural, illiterate, and poor—had no access to elite practitioners. The majority depended instead on healers who employed mostly local drugs, or on ritualists of the popular religion, Buddhism, or Daoism. This talk will discuss for the first time the...   More >



The Interpretation of the Past in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 3 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference room


John Kieschnick, Stanford University

Center for Buddhist Studies


Over 1500 years, Chinese Buddhists developed a distinctive way of writing about the past, informed on the one hand by Buddhist doctrine, and on the other by a strong indigenous tradition of Chinese historiography. In the twentieth century, however, many of the core assumptions of Chinese Buddhist historiography became increasingly difficult to maintain. A new awareness of the history of Buddhism...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Friday, October 4, 2013

Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Conversation with Judith Zeitlin and Margaret Francesca Rosenthal: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Courtesans

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Museum Theater


Judith Zeitlin; Margaret Francesca Rosenthal

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


How do courtesans in Italy and China compare? What might this comparison reveal? University of Chicago’s Judith Zeitlin and Margaret Francesca Rosenthal of the University of southern California examine and compare courtesan culture and its representation in Qing dynasty China and Renaissance Italy.
Museum Theater. Included with admission


All Audiences

Free UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff, and BAM/PFA members, $10 General admission, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17)



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rethinking Ethics: A Confucian Challenge to Libertarianism

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor) | Note change in date and time


Henry Rosemont, Jr., Religious Studies, Brown University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Central to the moral (and political) arguments of libertarians are the grounding concepts of human beings as free and rational individuals. There have been numerous attempts by both liberals and conservatives to rebut the libertarian position, but because all of those attempted rebuttals are also grounded in the same concepts, they have not been successful in the past, and there is no good reason...   More >



The Revolutionary

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Sidney Rittenberg; Irv Drasnin, co-producer & writer

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


Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party, and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party's leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he gained prominence at the Broadcast Administration, one of the most important...   More >


Students free; $10 non-students

Use "member rate" on registration website. Tickets go on sale August 26. Buy tickets online.



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Confucian Analects in the Modern World: Five Generations: in celebration of the Norton Critical Edition

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Panel discussion with Herb Fingarette, Henry Rosemont, Mark Csikzentmihalyi, Michael Nylan, Yuming He, Luke Habberstad, and Tae Hyun Kim.

For the first time, the Norton Critical Edition celebrates not a modern classic, but a Classic written in classical Chinese. In honor of the Berkeley participants (faculty, past Ph.Ds, and present graduate students) who have participated in this...   More >



Gutai's Phase Zero: When Pollock came to Osaka

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 8 | 4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Reiko Tomii, Art Historian and Curator

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)


One of the most experimental postwar Japanese collectives, Gutai Art Association is vital to our study of world art history and transnational art history. However, although its “prehistory” has been studied by examining the leader Yoshihara Jirō’s prewar and wartime experiences in the domestic contexts, little attention has been paid to the decisive moment in 1951 when he had a firsthand...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Thursday, October 10, 2013

China: Against the Logic of Strategy: Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Moses Hall, IGS Library, 109


Edward N. Lutwak, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Institute of Governmental Studies


The Harold Smith Defense and National Security Series, focuses on U.S. defense policies with emphasis on the control and management of nuclear weapons.

Edward N. Luttwak is Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington DC., Chairman of AP Fleet, (aircraft leasing), Dublin, Ireland, and is active as a consultant to governments and international enterprises. He...   More >


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Śākyamuni Returns to Lumbinī: A Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 10 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference room


Gudrun Bühnemann, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Center for Buddhist Studies


According to Newar Buddhists, Śākyamuni Buddha returned to his birthplace Lumbinī after his enlightenment. Depictions of his journey and visit to Lumbinī date back to the seventeenth century. They show the Buddha riding standing up on a Nāga while being attended by Hindu deities in service to him. The theme, known as the lumbinīyātrā, is represented in...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Friday, October 11, 2013

From "Big Brothers" to "Little Honeys": Corruption and Masculinity in the PRC

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


John Osburg, Anthropology, University of Rochester

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


Drawing from my own ethnographic research with wealthy entrepreneurs as well as several recent insider accounts of corrupt officials' activities in China, this paper examines many of the practices associated with corruption--distributing favors, keeping mistresses, luxury consumption, etc.--as gendered practices. I argue that corruption should be understood primarily not in terms of wayward...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Global 30 Japan Education Fair

Special Event | October 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Conference Center


Global 30 Project


The Global 30 Japan Education Fairs are organized worldwide to allow students, their guardians, teachers, and school counselors to have face-to-face consultations with the faculty members and university staff regarding all aspects of study and life in Japan. This year, we are delighted to bring our Education Fair to the United States for the first time.

The Fair is organized in close...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Monday, October 14, 2013

Resilience: An Engineering Challenge: SEMM/PEER Lecture

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall


Mary Comerio, Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley

Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)


To improve resilience, our professions need to participate in land use and policy planning; and we need to re-think performance measures and building codes in order to develop methods of setting performance guidelines for cities.



'We Are Not Fighting Against the Commies:' The War Film Genre and Politics of History in Recent South Korean Cinema

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | October 14 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Kyu Hyun Kim, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


In this talk, designed to be a part of my ongoing engagement with the problem of representing history in Korean cinema, I will focus on a select group of recent Korean films directly depicting or set against the North-South conflicts following the 1945 liberation, culminating in the Korean War (1950-1953), including Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005), 71 Into the Fire (2009), A Little Pond (2009), In...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Along the Alpine Road: Encounters between the Sichuan Basin and the Wei River Valley in Material Culture

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 15 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Jay Xu, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

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


This lecture presents a story seldom told in Qin’s history: about the Sichuan Basin, lying south of the Qin domain in the Wei River valley. Sichuan was a land richly endowed with natural resources, economic products, and manpower. Communication between the two lands was legendary for its difficulty, with two mountain ranges presenting formidable barriers. Despite the harsh terrain, the Qin army...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Japanese Language Resources

Orientation | October 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Toshie Marra, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


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



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Friday, October 18, 2013

Imagined Borders, Deadly Threats: Where the South and East China Sea Crisis is Heading

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 18 | 3 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


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


The South and East China seas continue to be a site of at best negotiation and at worst belligerence. Since 2010 territorial disputes over such areas as the the Senkaku/Diaoyu island group have intensified, raising anxieties over destabilized international relations across the region in both Asia and the US. A panel of experts revisit the crisis in the region,...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gazing into Nature: Early Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | June 5 – October 20, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We are delighted to present, for the first time in ten years, a selection of BAM/PFA’s earliest Chinese paintings. These rare and amazingly well-preserved works by early landscape and bird-and-flower painters of the late Song and early Yuan periods (thirteenth and fourteenth centuries), rendered on silk or paper with ink and light color, demonstrate the sophistication and accomplishment of the...   More >


Free Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Monday, October 21, 2013

An Informal Police State: Coercive Tactics and Regime Stability in China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Xi Chen, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The paper aims to explain a noticeable increase in the use of informal, and sometimes illicit, coercive tactics by the Chinese state since the 1990s. The trend can be explained by the Chinese government’s response to the gap between high demand and short supply of state coercion in the reform era. Chinese model of economic development and stability maintenance creates strong demand for state...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Officialism": A Political Analysis of Traditional Chinese Society

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 22 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Yu Keping, China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics, Peking University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


The author formulates a new paradigm, “officialism” (guanbenzhuyi), and uses it to analyse China’s traditional society. The term “officialism” has been used in recent years in contrast to “people-centric ideology” (民本主义) and, sometimes, in contrast to “capitalism”.



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Orientation: Center for Chinese Studies | October 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 375 East Asian Library


Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

C. V. Starr East Asian Library


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



China's 'Unreal Estate': Visual Artist Tong Lam in Conversation with Ling Hon Lam

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 23 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

Ling Hon Lam, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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


In conjunction with the exhibit of his photographs at IEAS, "Unreal Estate," visual artist Tong Lam will discuss his haunting images of Chinese cities and structures, as well as his images of elsewhere in Asia, the US, and Europe featured in his new book “Abandoned Futures.” A Book Signing and Exhibition Reception will follow.



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Panel on 1970s South Korean Literature, Film, and State-sponsored Visual Art

Panel Discussion: Center for Korean Studies | October 24 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley YWCA, Main Lounge


2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Youngju Ryu, Assistant Professor of Modern Korean Literature, University of Michigan; Ji Sung Kim, Department of Film & Media, UC Berkeley; Yuri Chang, Department of Art History, Binghamton University

Elaine Kim, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Literature: In 1970s South Korea, poet Kim Chi Ha became an international symbol of democracy when he challenged – in writing, in prison, and on trial – the legtimacy of the military dictatorship. Last year, Kim returned to center stage as a staunch ally of the dictator’s daughter and a mouthpiece of the ultraconservatives who supported her election as South Korea’s president. This talk will...   More >



Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity and Cultural Identities

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 | 7-8 p.m. | City College of San Francisco, Multi-Use Building, Room 140


 Ocean Campus, &% Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA

City College of San Francisco


This is the opening event of a three-day workshop intended to stimulate interest in and broaden faculty perspectives on Southeast Asia.

Bridging cultures requires signi!cant engagement with
issues of ethnicity. In a world characterized by accelerating, border-crossing, "ows of goods, peoples, ideas and ideals, the construction of ethnic identity is often a complex process in which history and...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Remaking of Li Qingzhao in Late Imperial and Modern China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room


Ron Egan, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This talk examines the way that the critical and scholarly tradition struggled to find a way to accommodate the woman poet Li Qingzhao (1084- ca. 1150s), who had burst into the largely male domain of writing with a brilliance that could not be denied. But this was a woman's talent, plus it was coupled with a penchant for delivering caustic remarks about other writers of her day (all male), so...   More >



Artist as Producer and Kitsch: The Ethnographic Turn and the Colonial Collection

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Nayoung Aimee Kwon, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Korean and Japanese Cultural Studies, Duke University

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


In the 1930s, with Japan’s expansions into the Asian continent, colonial Korean culture in general, and literature in particular, came to take important roles as both subject and object of such imperial expansions. This paper reexamines the colonizer and colonized binary by re-contextualizing the rise of translated texts packaged as ethnographic “colonial collections.” In particular, this paper...   More >



Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity and Cultural Identities

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 – 26, 2013 every day | 7-8 p.m. | Chinatown/North Beach Center Annex, Auditorium, City College of San Francisco


 628 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

City College of San Francisco


Bridging cultures requires signi!cant engagement with
issues of ethnicity. In a world characterized by accelerating, border-crossing, "ows of goods, peoples, ideas and ideals, the construction of ethnic identity is often a complex process in which history and...   More >



Unreal Estate: Tong Lam’s Photographs of China’s Unsettling Settlements

Exhibit - Photography: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 – November 6, 2013 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)


Tong Lam, Visual Artist and Professor, History, University of Toronto

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


From the Soviet era to today; from the Mongol frontier to modern Guangzhou, Tong Lam documents what society has built and abandoned. The stories behind these photographs tell of hope, ambition, greed, resistance, and visions that have been crushed or cast aside. Some stories are of gleaming structures hauntingly unpeopled; some stories are of teeming populations surviving amid the squalor of...   More >



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Study of Jainism: A Symposium in honor of Prof. Padmanabh Jaini's 90th Birthday

Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


A symposium that brings together a select group of leading experts of Jainism from Europe and the US who work in different arenas of Jain Studies and represent different disciplines, including textual studies, anthropology, history, and art history.



Ethnicity, Trans-ethnicity and Cultural Identities

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 – 26, 2013 every day | 7-8 p.m. | Chinatown/North Beach Center Annex, Auditorium, City College of San Francisco


 628 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA

City College of San Francisco


Bridging cultures requires signi!cant engagement with
issues of ethnicity. In a world characterized by accelerating, border-crossing, "ows of goods, peoples, ideas and ideals, the construction of ethnic identity is often a complex process in which history and...   More >



Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 – December 22, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting investigates a relatively unexamined area of Chinese art history: meiren (beautiful women) paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This exhibition is the first to bring together a broad selection of paintings in this genre, and includes work from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, as...   More >


Free for Cal students, faculty, and staff and BAM/PFA members, $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65 & over), disabled persons, and young adults (13-17), $10 General admission



Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Chinese Studies | August 21 – December 8, 2013 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This first midcareer survey of the work of Yang Fudong (b. 1971) presents films, multichannel videos, and photographs by a leading figure in China’s contemporary art world and independent cinema movement.

Yang’s work reflects the ideals and anxieties of the generation born during and after the Cultural Revolution that is struggling to find its place in the rapidly changing society of the new...   More >


Free UC Berkeley students/staff/faculty, BAM/PFA members, and children (under 12), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors (65+), disabled persons, and youth (13-17), $10 General admission