Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Peace Corps Office Hours

Miscellaneous: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | April 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Clint Niehus, Peace Corps

 Public Service Center

Interested in the Peace Corps? Come speak with Peace Corps staff and former Peace Corps volunteer, Clint Niehaus.
Drop by or contact Clint at cniehus@peacecorps.gov.

The Crisis of Equality in Difference: National Minority Autonomous Regions in Contemporary China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 30 | 4:10-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Wang Hui, Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Wang Hui ( 汪晖)is a professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University, Beijing. His research focuses on contemporary Chinese literature and intellectual history. He was the executive editor (with Huang Ping) of the influential magazine Dushu (读书, Reading) from May 1996 to July 2007. The US magazine Foreign Policy named him one of the...   More >

Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan/France, 2013)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Master filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang’s work often reveals an affinity for the natural world and its elements, especially rain and water. And in Stray Dogs, Tsai’s tenth feature, the cold of the wind and the driving rain provide a fitting backdrop for the struggle of an impoverished family consisting of a father and two children (and two shifting maternal figures) trying to survive in modern-day...   More >

 $13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Friday, May 2, 2014

Berkeley Japan Studies 2014 Graduate Conference on Ecology and Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 2 – 3, 2014 every day | International House, Ida/Robert Sproul Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation

UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation, is pleased to announce its first annual graduate student conference. This conference brings together prominent scholars and graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to discuss the concepts of ecology and space from pre-modern times to the present. Space here not only connotes the...   More >

 

  Register online or by calling 510-642-3415, or by emailing cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu

Modern Chinese Style: Words and Worlds in Twentieth Century China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 2 | 3-6:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room | Note change in location

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation

Friday only this will be held in the Tamalpais Room of the David Brower Center. Saturday will be at the IEAS conference room, 2223 Fulton Street, sixth floor.

After "Assimilating Seoul": Ch’anggyŏng Garden and the Post-Colonial Remaking of Seoul’s Public Spaces

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

 Todd A. Henry, Assistant Professor of History, UC San Diego

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The title of this talk is meant to signal two related topics for discussion. The first refers to my new book, Assimilating Seoul: Japanese Rule and The Politics of Public Space in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014). The introductory part of the talk reviews the central argument of that book – namely, that public space functioned as “contact zones” wherein...   More >

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Berkeley Japan Studies 2014 Graduate Conference on Ecology and Space

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | May 2 – 3, 2014 every day | International House, Ida/Robert Sproul Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation

UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies, with support from the Japan Foundation, is pleased to announce its first annual graduate student conference. This conference brings together prominent scholars and graduate students from all disciplines in the field of Japanese Studies to discuss the concepts of ecology and space from pre-modern times to the present. Space here not only connotes the...   More >

 

  Register online or by calling 510-642-3415, or by emailing cjsgradconference@berkeley.edu

Three Letters from China, Luc Schaedler (Switzerland, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | May 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the final film of his Asian trilogy, Swiss director Luc Schaedler presents three diverse, intimate, and well-crafted portraits of life in contemporary China, each segment presenting an evocative and penetrating study of a different region. In the north, an elderly couple tenaciously cling to their family farm long after everyone else in the village, while their son and his wife negotiate a...   More >

 $13 BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students, $15 General Admission, $14 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons

Monday, May 5, 2014

Irrigation, Commercialization, and Social Change In Nineteenth-Century Inner Mongolia

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

 Yi Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

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

This article examines the rise of irrigation economy in Hetao along the Yellow River during the nineteenth century, and uses it as a case study to illustrate how the periphery played a major and yet overlooked role in the development of Chinese economy, which confounds the conventional view of a Chinese path of development that replicated smallholder farming.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New Discoveries in Sogdian Art and Culture from Central Asia to China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Matteo Compareti, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In the last fifteen years, knowledge about the Sogdians along the so-called "Silk Road" has expanded thanks to archaeological discoveries in Central Asia and China. The discovery of "cemeteries for foreigners" on the outskirts of the ancient Chinese capital Xi'an and other sites of present-day China revealed also some tombs that belonged to Sogdian immigrants who were active during the sixth...   More >

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tibet in the 1930s: The Emergence of Buddhist Modernism

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 8 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Jann M. Ronis, Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures and Religious Studies, UC Berkeley

 Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages and Cultures and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

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

This talk will recount Theos Bernard’s travels and studies in the 1930s in Tibetan regions, with an eye towards developments in religion, literature, and politics taking place at the time. This lecture will follow the evolution of Buddhist modernism up to present-day Chinese-controlled Tibet.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Information Visualization Final Project Demonstrations

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | May 9 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 South Hall

 Information, School of

Join us for the final project presentations for Info 247. Information Visualization and Presentation.

Stroll among demonstrations of 16 final projects by 43 students who are using visualization to shed light on topics ranging from BitCoin to bike share, clinical trials to Chinese censorship, the cost of drugs to the cost of drought, and many more

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chinese Law Reform: The Uncertain Path Ahead

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Stanley Lubman, Berkeley Law, University of California

 Kevin O'Brien, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies; Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Lubman will consider some of the factors that currently shape Chinese law reform efforts, and seem likely to do so in the near future.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Borderland China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 20 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

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

In this workshop we try to bring together environmental scientists and social researchers to examine these border questions. We use “territoriality” as the platform to build dialogue across disciplines. Territoriality, the power process of a place, refers to the physical, socio-organizational, and discursive process of place occupation and control.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Borderland China

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | May 21 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

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

In this workshop we try to bring together environmental scientists and social researchers to examine these border questions. We use “territoriality” as the platform to build dialogue across disciplines. Territoriality, the power process of a place, refers to the physical, socio-organizational, and discursive process of place occupation and control.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Agricultural Imagery, Governmentality, and Self-Cultivation in Early Chinese Texts

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | May 22 | 2-4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Numata Conference Room

 Tobias Zurn, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Ritualistic and agricultural imagery dominate depictions of the human and social body in early Chinese texts. Passages from three texts of the 4th & 2nd century BCE will be used to depict distinct understandings of self-cultivation and governmentality. Analysis of changes in their usage of images of tilled fields and wilderness crystallize and purport conceptual transformations of rulership.

Homeland in the Borderland: 異郷の中の故郷 (Ikyō no naka no kokyō)

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | May 22 | 4 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Keiko Okawa, Filmmaker; Keijiro Suga, Producer, Meiji University

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

Homeland in the Borderland is a powerful and moving portrait of modern-day Taiwan as seen through the eyes of an unlikely “native son”: Hideo Levy, an American writer who spent part of his childhood in Taiwan and who now lives in Japan and writes literature in Japanese. The film follows Levy as he returns to Taiwan for the first time in 52 years and goes on an emotional search for his childhood...   More >

Monday, June 23, 2014

Korean Film Workshop

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | June 23 | 9:30 a.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Seminar Room

 Multiple Speakers

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

As Korean cinema emerged as one of the major powerhouse cinemas in international film circuit, its configurations of modern history, social transformation and cultural developments have garnered significant critical attention and inquiries. This workshop aims to further the discussion by bringing attention to a subject of space in and of Korean cinema. It approaches cinematic rendition of space...   More >

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In Search of the Divine

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | June 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Julia M. White, Senior Curator for Asian Art, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

In conjunction with the exhibition "Tibet in the 1930s: Photographs from the Theos Bernard Archive," currently on view at the Institute of East Asian Studies, BAMPFA Curator Julia White will speak about Bernard's quest in the context of American Orientalism and fascination with Tibet, and what Bernard encountered during his sojourn.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yuezhou: Viewing and Discussion with Michael Cherney

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | July 13 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Photographer, calligrapher, and book artist Michael Cherney unrolls his extraordinary handscroll Yuezhou (Procession of Ships), a recent BAM/PFA acquisition, and guides us through viewing it. Cherney’s distinctive work combines photography with the subject matter, aesthetics, materials, and formats of classical Chinese painting.

BAM/PFA Galleries. Included with admission

 $0 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $10 Adults (18-64), $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)