Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Expressions of the Inexpressible: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Robert Buswell Jr., Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Donald Lopez Jr., Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 Center for Buddhist Studies

The new Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, in 1,304 pages and 1.2 million words, is the most authoritative and wide-ranging reference of its kind ever produced in English. Its more than 5,000 alphabetical entries explain the key terms, doctrines, practices, texts, authors, deities, and schools of Buddhism across six major canonical languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pāli, Tibetan, Chinese,...   More >

Friday, January 24, 2014

Chinese Labor Unions in an Era of Great Transformation: Challenges and Best Practices in Guangdong

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | January 24 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 He Gaochao, Political Science, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Director, IEAS

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

How is the transformation of socialism to market capitalism in China changing the dynamics of Chinese labor politics? Based on the observations of strikes and collective bargaining in the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong, the approach toward state-society relations needs to be expanded to take into account of the impact of emerging labor politics. An alternative approach will be suggested to...   More >

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peking Acrobats

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | January 25 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Peking Acrobats practice extraordinary feats of balance, flexibility, and precision drawn from ancient Chinese folk traditions. The company's performers have trained rigorously in China's top schools to become experts at breathtaking and gravity-defying acts such as wire-walking, trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, and gymnastics, that promise to astound adults and children alike. The acrobats...   More >

 $22 and up

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Peking Acrobats

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | January 25 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Peking Acrobats practice extraordinary feats of balance, flexibility, and precision drawn from ancient Chinese folk traditions. The company's performers have trained rigorously in China's top schools to become experts at breathtaking and gravity-defying acts such as wire-walking, trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, and gymnastics, that promise to astound adults and children alike. The acrobats...   More >

 $22 and up

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peking Acrobats

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | January 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Peking Acrobats practice extraordinary feats of balance, flexibility, and precision drawn from ancient Chinese folk traditions. The company's performers have trained rigorously in China's top schools to become experts at breathtaking and gravity-defying acts such as wire-walking, trick-cycling, tumbling, juggling, and gymnastics, that promise to astound adults and children alike. The acrobats...   More >

 $22 and up

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wu Man, pipa

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | January 26 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Western music didn't realize it was missing the pipa until Wu Man came along, with an omnivorous artistic spirit and genre-hopping virtuosity that has made her the foremost exponent of the lute-like Chinese instrument in contemporary music. Wu Man's "consummate musicality and brilliant technique" (New York Times) has led to collaborations with Kronos Quartet (Dec 7 in Zellerbach Hall); the Silk...   More >

 $32 and up

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Monday, January 27, 2014

Why Birds are Fish and Fish are Birds: Glimpses of an Archaic Tibetan Cosmology?

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | January 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Paris

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Literary and ethnographic studies of Tibet reveal numerous variants of a multi-tiered cosmos with different natural or supernatural entities inhabiting the vertically-arranged strata. However, there is also less obvious evidence of a different world-view in which opposed poles — especially zenith and nadir — are reflections of each other. Possible traces of such a cosmology can be found in a...   More >

Lin Sheng-xiang and Band: The I-Village Tour

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | January 27 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  The Marsh Berkeley

 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Lin Sheng-xiang & Band

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Taiwanese folk rock musician Lin Sheng-Xiang will perform free at The Marsh.

Tickets not required.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYsYOMzgkCM

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dispatches from China: Evolving Challenges for Foreign Correspondents

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | January 28 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Former China correspondents Mary Kay Magistad, PRI/BBC’s The World; Paul Mooney, The South China Morning Post; and Melissa Chan, currently with Al Jazeera America, reflect on their experiences as journalists in one of the world’s most difficult reporting environments.

Risks and Tensions in East Asian Security: A Japanese Perspective

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | January 28 | 5 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall

 Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University

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

Today, East Asia seems to be one of the most dangerous places in terms of peace and security. The tension between China and Japan in the East China Sea can be easily escalated to a military crash, and historical issues repeatedly freeze friendly bilateral relationships. What went wrong? In this public lecture, risks and tensions in East Asian security will be discussed by a leading expert on...   More >

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Biological Effects of Radiation: Atomic Bombs to Fukushima

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

 Dr. Tomoko Y. Steen, Associate Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The Fukushima nuclear power plant accident was a sad reminder for the Japanese of their experiences of the biological effects of radiation. At the end of World War II, Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered effects from two different types of atomic bombs. Then after the war, a group of Japanese fishermen on a boat were accidentally exposed to the ashes of the hydrogen bomb in Bikini Atoll. Japan’s...   More >

Friday, January 31, 2014

Enacting Buddhism: Perspectives on Cambodian Buddhist Painting

Panel Discussion: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | January 31 | 3 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Art Department, California State University Sacramento; Erik W. Davis, Religious Studies, Macalester College; Teri Yamada, Asian and Asian American Studies, California State University - Long Beach; Joel Montague, Collector of Cambodian Buddhist Art; Trent Walker, Ph.D. Candidate, Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

 Caverlee Cary, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

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

Guest speakers discuss the place of Cambodian temple painting in culture, custom, social life and religious education, as well as the larger context of Southeast Asian arts. This panel is organized in conjunction with the exhibit "Framing the Sacred: Cambodian Buddhist Painting," on view at the Institute of East Asian Studies through March 20, 2014.

Changing Dynamics in East Asia and Korean Politics

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | January 31 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sohn Hak-kyu, Former Chairperson of the South Korean Democratic Party

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Hak-kyu Sohn, former chairperson of the Democratic Party, was Governor of the Gyeonggi-do province in South Korea from 2002-2006. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1973 with a degree in political science and in 1988 received his Ph.D. in political science from Oxford University.

He was an activist in the democratic movement beginning as a student and as a university professor at...   More >

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AKB48 and Girls' Generation: The Differential Trajectories of the Culture Industry Japan and South Korea

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 4 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

 2223 Fulton St, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 John Lie, Professor, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor, Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

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

The lecture will consider AKB48 and Girls' Generation - two leading idol groups in Japan and South Korea, respectively - and what they suggest about the contemporary cultural situation in the two Northeast Asian nation-states.

Fidaï, Damien Ounouri (France/Algeria/China/Germany/Kuwait, 2012)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | February 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhang-ke’s Xstream Pictures served as coproducer of this elegiac portrait of a seemingly ordinary grandfather, who in reality was a freedom fighter during the Algerian War of Independence against France. Interspersing archival footage, reenactments, and interviews, director (and great-nephew of El Hadi) Damien Ounouri showcases how the past lives within the present: children play in their...   More >

 $5.50 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Locating Africa Across The Library’s International and Area Studies Collections

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, C.V. Starr East Asian Library; Shayee Khanaka, Librarian for Near/Middle East Collections and Linguistics, UC Berkeley Library; Adnan Malik, Curator and Cataloger of South Asia Collection, UC Berkeley Library; Liladhar Pendse, Librarian of Slavic, East European Asian and Armenian collections, UC Berkeley Library; Jason Schultz, Librarian for Africana Collections, Liaison for African American Studies, and Interim Librarian for Germanic Collections, UC Berkeley Library

 Center for African Studies

Research and publications concerning the African continent is growing in countries throughout the world. While Africanist scholars in the United States most often cite literature published in North America, Western Europe, and on a smaller scale from Africa, materials published in other world regions, typically in non-Western European languages, appear less studied. As the global profile of...   More >

Business Chinese: Taipei, Taiwan

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | February 5 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Acquire the cultural, social, and business skills necessary to communicate on a daily basis with the public and professional community through an intensive six-week immersion in Taipei.

The program offers not only language instruction coordinated in collaboration with National Taiwan University, but also field trips to international companies, tea factories, government offices, night markets,...   More >

Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor) | Canceled

 C. M. Leung, JP, Hong Kong Commissioner to the United States

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

CANCELLED

Ranked the world's No.1 in economic freedom, No. 2 in ease of doing business and No. 3 in competitiveness, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | February 6 | 4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Haruo Shirane, Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, Columbia University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media -- from poetry and screen painting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, and annual observances. In Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, Haruo Shirane shows how, when, and why this practice developed and explicates the richly encoded social, religious, and political meanings of this...   More >

Anti-Satellite Weapons, Deterrence and Sino-American Space Relations

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | February 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Michael Krepon, Stimson Center, Washington DC

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

The United States and China are competing more intensely in space and at sea. China has become the third country to explore the surface of the moon, and aims for a human moon landing within a decade. Washington and Beijing are also ramping up their military capabilities in space. Both will become increasingly dependent on satellites and have demonstrated the ability to damage or destroy them....   More >

HTNM Lecture - Lisa Nakamura "Indigenous Circuits"

Lecture | February 6 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Lisa Nakamura, American Cultures and Screen Arts and Cultures professor, Ann Arbor

 Center for New Media

Inspired by media archaeologists such as Wolfgang Ernst and Friedrich Kittler, digital media studies has taken a turn towards the material, "Platform studies" pays attention to the digital apparatus' conditions of making and possibility, but often leaves out reference to racial and gendered economies of labor in the digital industries. This presentation brings together platform studies and woman...   More >

The ABCs of Emptiness: the Buddhist Abecedary in the Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture

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

 Ryan Overbey, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

How did Buddhists do things with words? The Great Lamp of the Dharma Dhāraṇī Scripture, an obscure Mahāyāna text extant only in one sixth-century Chinese translation, transmits a dhāraṇī, a short magical spell which transforms the reciter into a perfect preacher of the dharma (dharmabhāṇaka). The Great Lamp attributes the power of the...   More >

Friday, February 7, 2014

Annual Chinese New Year's Banquet: Center for Chinese Studies

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | February 7 | 6-9 p.m. |  Mandarin Garden

 2025 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

(RSVP LIST CLOSED - 02/03/2014) Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual Lunar 2014 Chinese New Year's Banquet. Welcome the Year of the Horse with great food, raffle prizes, and good conversation. Contact Angel Ryono for more information.

 (RSVP LIST CLOSED - 02/03/2014) We have 90 seats total and will reserve your place on a first come, first served basis. Complimentary wine and beer will be served at this event. Please contact Angel Ryono for more details or answers to your questions.

 $15 Cash or Check - Students, Staff, Community Youth (13-18 yrs.), $27 Cash or Check - Faculty and Community Adults, $5 Cash or Check - Children 12 and younger

 Please make checks out to "UC Regents". The registration might close before February 7, 2014 if RSVP reaches maximum seats available. Registration opens January 9. Register by calling Angel Ryono at 510-643-6322, or by emailing Angel Ryono at ccs-vs@berkeley.edu by February 7.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Planning Cities for People: The Promise and Peril of Urbanization in China

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250

 Dr. Chris Busch, Center for Environmental Public Policy

 Goldman School of Public Policy

China is experiencing the fastest urbanization in history: between now and 2030, China's cities are expected to add about 250 million new residents. Urbanization done right can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean up local air pollution and improve quality of life for residents. This talk will outline policy priorities needed for urbanization to deliver these benefits in China.

Planning Cities for People: The Promise and Peril of Urbanization in China

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 250, west building

 Chris Busch, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC

 Goldman School of Public Policy

China is experiencing the fastest urbanization in history: between now and 2030, China’s cities are expected to add about 250 million new residents. Urbanization done right can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, clean up local air pollution, and improve quality of life for residents. This talk will outline policy priorities needed for urbanization to deliver these benefits in China.

 

  RSVP by emailing CEPP at cepp@berkeley.edu by February 6.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Elements: Reimagining Knowledge Production Alongside Chinese Medicine

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Jeannette Ng, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Mei Zhan, Anthropology, UC Irvine

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This presentation examines how the “five element” or “five phases” theory of traditional Chinese medicine is re-worked in everyday clinical and pedagogical practice to articulate the dynamic oneness of the human and the world. Rather than abstract (and controversial) theory, the five phases provide methods for metaphorical and analogous thinking that work sideways and in the specific, requiring...   More >

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How the Muslims of Canton saved China from a Spanish invasion in 1584: China, the Indian Ocean, and the Islamic world in the 16th century

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 12 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Professor, History Department and Chair, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

 Alan Karras, Associate Director, International and Area Studies (IAS), UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk presents and discusses the first encounter between Jesuits, based in the recently created Portuguese port in Macao, and the Muslims of Southern China from a global perspective. Taking the very first description of Cantonese Muslims by Father Matteo Ricci as its point of departure, this talk discusses how Chinese authorities understood the transition from a Muslim Dominated Indian Ocean...   More >

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Buddhist women as patrons and innovators: two Tibetan examples from the 15th and the 16th century

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | February 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Hildegard Diemberger, Pembroke College, Cambridge

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Chokyi Dronma (1422-1455) and Kuntu Sangmo (1464-1549) are some of the most prominent examples of women who promoted cultural innovation in the Tibetan society of their time. Among many religious and artistic accomplishments they promoted printing when this technology was still new on the Tibetan plateau, promoting access to the written word to a larger number of people, including women. Both...   More >

Embodying the Ceramic Vessel in Sixteenth-Century Japanese Tea Culture

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | February 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Andrew Watsky, Professor, Japanese Art and Archaeology, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University

 Department of History of Art, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Chanoyu has always entailed multiple overlapping activities, including the preparation and consumption of tea, the collecting and use of a repertoire of requisite objects, and the understanding and articulation of the relative quality of those objects. This paper focuses on sixteenth-century chanoyu, for which there are both extant objects and a rich trove of textual evidence, and...   More >

Friday, February 14, 2014

Colonial Modernity, Sonic Mediation, and Musical (Dis)Connections in the Japanese Empire: On the Phonographic Turn in East Asian History

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Yamauchi Fumitaka, National Taiwan University

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

This presentation concerns the place of sound and music in a historic moment of change in East Asian history, namely, a century from the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth, initiated by the radical transition from the millennium-old Sinocentric world order based on the Confucian notions of tribute and hierarchy to the Eurocentric world order built on the international terms of nation-states and...   More >

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Development Lunch: Political integration and urbanization in China

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | February 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eva Yiwen Cheng

 Department of Economics, Center for Effective Global Action -- CEGA

Canonic Commentary as a Medium of Individual Expression in Chinese Philosophical Discourse: From Wang Bi, Guo Xiang and He Yan to Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming, and Wang Fuzhi

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Plaks, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Chinese intellectual tradition is not unique among the great pre-modern literary civilizations in elevating commentary on its canonic texts -- of one "school" or another -- to a central position within the spectrum of classical learning. In China and in certain parallel examples, the commentarial enterprise goes beyond the ancillary function of applying philological and exegetical methods to...   More >

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Art, Politics, and Money in Recent Chinese Cinema

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | February 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Carma Hinton, Documentary filmmaker, and Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies, George Mason University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk will discuss how some recent Chinese films negotiate aesthetic, political, and commercial concerns while addressing problems in contemporary life, especially issues of social justice.

Friday, February 21, 2014

After the Deportation: New Research on the Soviet Korean Diaspora

Panel Discussion: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 21 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 German Kim, Director, International Center for Korean Studies, Kazakhstan National al-Farabi University; Valerii Khan, Vice Director, Institute of History, National Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan

 Steven Lee, Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

As is now widely known, in 1937 Josef Stalin deported close to 200,000 ethnic Korean from the Russian Far East to Central Asia. The main goal of this panel will be to discuss Soviet Korean history beyond the 1937 deportation and, indeed, beyond the Soviet Union. To this end, two of the world’s leading experts on the former Soviet Union’s Korean minority will compare the divergent trajectories of...   More >

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pacific Rim or Pacific Garbage Patch?: The Ocean and Ecological Crisis in the Post-3/11 World

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Japanese Studies | February 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Wu Ming-yi, author of Man with the Compound Eyes; professor, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan; Eric Hartge, Senior Research Analyst, Center for Ocean Solutions; Harry N. Scheiber, Professor emeritus, School of Law; Director, Institute for Legal Research; Director, Law of the Sea Institute

 David Roland-Holst, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

This panel discussion will focus on the health of the ocean today, from various perspectives.

Wu Ming-yi, science fiction author and environmental activist, will speak on ocean issues in Taiwanese Oceanic Literature (in Chinese with interpretation).

Eric Hartge will talk about the impending issue of ocean acidification, the relationship to ocean health, and the role that the 03/11 Tsunami...   More >

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Legitimacy Gap: Multilingual native language teachers in monlingual foreign language departments

Colloquium | February 28 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Claire Kramsch, Professor, Department of German; Lihua Zhang, Lecturer, Chinese Langauge Program Coordinator, East Asian Languages & Cultures

 Berkeley Languaage Center

Foreign-born language instructors who teach their native language in the U.S. face the difficult task of mediating between two worlds that often seem historically, socially and culturally incompatible. While they are expected to represent the stereotypical native speaker and to make their students engage with ways of talking, thinking and behaving that are different from their own, they are...   More >

Sounds of the Steppes: The Role of Traditional Music in Mongolia and Central Asian Culture

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 28 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Townsend Center for the Humanities, Stephens Hall, Gebaulle Room

  , Berkeley

 Erdenetsogt Baabarjav, Epic and Khuumii singer; Erdenetsetseg Khenmedekh, Long Song singer; Dorjnyam Shinetsoggyeny, mongolian instrumental musician

 Bayanmunkh Dorjpalam, Director, Cultural Heritage Program, Mongolian Arts Council; Tsetsentolmon Baatarnaran, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Mongolian State University; Jindong Cai, Music Director and Conductor, Stanford University; Robert Beahrs, PhD Candidate, Music, UC Berkeley; Orna Tsultem, History of Art, UC Berkeley; Alma Kunanbaeva, Ethnomusicologist; Anthropology, Stanford Uiversity; Director, Silk Road House; Munkhzul Chuluunbat, General Director of the Mongolian State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet

 Bonnie Wade, Music, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Department of Music, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Silk Road Initiative

In conjunction with the Pan-Asian Music Festival held annually at Stanford University, a panel of scholars, practitioners, and cultural heritage figures discuss the role of music in the life and culture of Central Asia, with particular attention to Mongolia.

The Novel and the Sea in an Age of Ecological Catastrophe: A Discussion of Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi's The Man with the Compound Eyes

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | February 28 | 4-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Andrew Jones, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley; Chair, Center for Chinese Studies

 Wu Ming-Yi, science fiction author, painter, designer, photographer, butterfly scholar, environmental activist, and professor at National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan; Margaret Cohen, Professor, French Language, Literature and Civilization; Comparative Literature, Stanford University; Darryl Sterk, Faculty member, Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation, National Taiwan University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Margaret Cohen, the author of The Novel and the Sea, and Darryl Sterk, translator of Man with the Compound Eyes, will talk with author and environmental activist, Wu Ming-Yi, about his book.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hidden Scars: The Massacre of Koreans from the Arakawa River Bank to Shitamachi in Tokyo, 1923

Film - Documentary: Center for Korean Studies | March 3 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Jinhee Lee, Associate Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

In 1923, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook Tokyo and Yokohoma, essentially leveling Japan’s two largest cities and causing more than 100,000 deaths. The subsequent aftershocks, fires, and ensuing panic bred rumors that “malcontent Koreans” living in Japan were setting the fires, poisoning water wells, and plotting a revolution. To prevent this alleged uprising, vigilantes along with police and the...   More >

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some Questions as to the Nature of Your Existence: Film Screening and Panel Discussion with directors Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Film - Documentary: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, White Crane Films

 Center for Buddhist Studies

A single-channel video installation which explores the rarefied world of Tibetan Buddhist debate. Built around three sets of debates dealing with the basic Buddhist concepts of impermanence, lack of self-existence, and dependent-arising, the piece allows the viewer an opportunity to participate in this unique dialectical practice while highlighting its relevance to the modern world.

Ritu Sarin...   More >

Friday, March 7, 2014

Prospects for Korean Reunification: Opportunities and Challenges for Neighboring Countries

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 7 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  The David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, Asia Society of Northern California

Panel 1) Opportunities and Challenges of Reunification: Politics after the Purge

Panel 2) Inside Kim Jong Un’s North Korea: Society and Economy

Panel 3) U.S. and its Allies: Roles for Reunification

Speakers:

Charles Armstrong, Columbia University
Stephen Bosworth, Former Ambassador to South Korea and former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy
Jerome Cohen, New York...   More >

Saturday, March 8, 2014

After 3.11: New Architecture + Engineering

Panel Discussion: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 8 | 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Mary Comerio, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley; Norio Maki, Associate Professor, Kyoto University; Chiho Ochiai, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University; Hitoshi Abe, Professor, UCLA; Dana Buntrock, Professor, UC Berkeley; Kazuhiko Kasai, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology; David Mar, Principal, Tipping Mar; Susan Ubbelohde, Professor, UC Berkeley; Hiroaki Takai, Executive Manager, Takenaka Corporation; Masayuki Mae, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo

 Stefano Schiavon, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley; Charles Scawthorn, Principal, SPA Risk LLC; Marcy Monroe, UC Berkeley

 Makoto “Shin” Watanabe, Professor, Hosei University; Stephen Mahin, Professor, UC Berkeley; George Kurumado, Managing Officer, Architect, Takenaka Corporation

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Department of Architecture

Professionals from Japan and California will discuss the opportunities that have arisen from Japan’s 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns, from changes in planning practices to engineering innovations.

Monday, March 10, 2014

China Worker Wellness Project: Participatory Design to Improve the Lives of Chinese Migrant Workers in Urban Economic Zones

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 10 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

 2223 Fulton St, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 Linda Neuhauser, Clinical Professor, Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

 Peter Lorentzen, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Eve Wen-Jing Lee, Senior Advisor, Pathfinder International

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

China is experiencing one of the largest demographic transitions in history as about 200 million rural residents (migrants) come to urban areas for work—especially in the new economic development zones. Most of these migrant workers are under 30 years old, have low educational levels and limited understanding of managing life issues in their new environment. These workers struggle with many...   More >

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

“Tak tahu cakap, Ah! Awak apa bangsa? Cina, bukan? [Can’t you speak, Ah! What ethnicity are you? Chinese, no? ]: Representing the Sinophone Truly in Tsai Ming-liang’s I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone (黑眼圈) ”

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 11 | 4:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

 2223 Fulton St, 6th Floor, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 Pheng Cheah, Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Language and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

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

By focusing on the daily life-world of Malaysian Chinese and their relations to other ethnicities, Tsai Ming-liang’s film, I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone, touches on a central issue in the recent academic debate on Sinophone literary studies: the oppressiveness of Chinese literary tradition and contemporary Chinese literary language in relation to the experiences of the Sinophone world.
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Screening of "Campaign 2" and Q&A with filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | March 11 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Kazuhiro Soda, Filmmaker

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

In response to the Fukushima disaster, Yama-san is running an election campaign with an anti-nuclear message. But unlike last time, he has no money, no machine, no nothing.

In his previous 2005 by-election depicted in "Campaign", Kazuhiko "Yama-san" Yamauchi was the official candidate of the LDP, headed by then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. He won the vacant seat, fully backed by the LDP's...   More >

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Where the Wild Genes Are: Moses Memorial Lecture by Aihwa Ong

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Aihwa Ong, Professor of Socio-cultural Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Aihwa Ong will present the Moses Lecture on March 12, 2014. The lecture entitled "Where the Wild Genes Are" will commence at 4:10 pm. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Using Chinese Medicine to Manage Caregiver Stress (BEUHS148)

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Paul A Gustafson, LAC, MAC, Berkeley Five Elements Acupuncture

 Elder Care Program for Faculty and Staff

As we get older, our ability to recover from illness and stress diminishes. The aging process may proceed quickly or more slowly, depending on our lifestyle and how we spend and replenish our energy. Learn how self-awareness and Chinese medicine uses common sense, herbs, and acupuncture to help you to remain vital in the face of the stress of daily life, and especially when caring for a loved...   More >

 

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Disability Rights and Information Accessibility: Dialogue Between Japan and U.S.

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | March 14 | 1-3 p.m. | International House, Golub Home Room

 Jun Ishikawa, Professor, University of Shizuoka; Peter Blanck, Professor, Syracuse University; Jim Fruchterman, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO, Benetech

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for University of Shizuoka Global Studies, Ritsumeikan University, Research Center for Ars Vivendi and Global Innovation Research Organization IRIS project

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), adopted by U.N. in 2006, has brought disability rights into the global agenda. U.S.A. and Japan have been taking different paths to the implementation and ratification of the CRPD. While Japan ratified the CRPD in January 2014 after the passage of the Act on Elimination of Disability Discrimination in June 2013, the CRPD...   More >

Trying Not to Try: Cooperation, Trust and the Paradox of Spontaneity

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

 Edward Slingerland, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many early Chinese thinkers had as their spiritual ideal the state of wu-wei, or effortless action. By advocating spontaneity as an explicit moral and religious goal, they inevitably involved themselves in the paradox of wu-wei—the problem of how one can try not to try—which later became one of the central tensions in East Asian religious thought. In this talk, I will look at the paradox from...   More >

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual: March 14-16, 2014

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, March 14–16, 2014

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual

Conference

Friday – Saturday: Toll Room, Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley

Sunday: 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The advent of tantric religion in seventh- and eighth-century India changed the face of religious practice across all of Asia. At the heart of...   More >

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual: March 14-16, 2014

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 15 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, March 14–16, 2014

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual

Conference

Friday – Saturday: Toll Room, Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley

Sunday: 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The advent of tantric religion in seventh- and eighth-century India changed the face of religious practice across all of Asia. At the heart of...   More >

Ilo Ilo, Anthony Chen (Singapore, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | March 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Person/Anthony Chen


(Ba ma bu zai jia). Temperamental Jiale is a terror of a ten-year-old. At home, he viciously gives his very pregnant mother the cold shoulder. At school, he gets into fights and buries himself in a scrapbook of lottery numbers. At the end of their rope, Jiale’s parents hire a Filipina domestic worker to take care of the house, and more importantly, to keep Jiale at...   More >

 $10 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $11 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $12 General Admission

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual: March 14-16, 2014

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 16 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 370 Dwinelle

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, March 14–16, 2014

The Evolution of Tantric Ritual

Conference

Friday – Saturday: Toll Room, Alumni House, University of California, Berkeley

Sunday: 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley

The advent of tantric religion in seventh- and eighth-century India changed the face of religious practice across all of Asia. At the heart of...   More >

The Way We Dance, Adam Wong (Hong Kong, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | March 16 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adam Wong (Hong Kong, 2013). When a tofu shop worker joins her college’s hip-hop dance team, she becomes a rising star. But her star is in danger of falling when her fellow team members, a rival dance team, and romance all get in the way. (110 mins)

 $10 BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under), $11 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under), $12 General Admission