Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhangke (China, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | March 23 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke (China, 2013). East Bay Premiere! Masterful director Jia Zhangke (24 City, Still Life) takes on the collateral damage of China’s maniacal growth. Four violent deeds are explosively restaged to illustrate everyday citizens pushed to the edge . . . of the economy. Best Screenplay, 2013 Cannes Film Festival. (133 mins)

 $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

Friday, March 28, 2014

UC Club of Santa Clara County (UCCSCC): Chinese New Year's Feast

Special Event: Center for Chinese Studies | March 28 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Stix

  2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 UC Club of Santa Clara County (UCCSCC)

Join the UCCSCC for a reunion of the local Cal family and enjoy a Chinese feast of epic proportions. You won't be disappointed!

 $45 Adult (includes $5 donation to TAAP Scholarship Fund), $25 Child under 12 (includes $5 donation to TAAP Scholarship Fund)

  Register by calling Shel Onstead at 408-280-5400 X-11, or by emailing Shel Onstead at rsonstead@icloud.com by March 21.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Red Ant Dream: The life of revolutionary possibility in India

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | April 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (CSAS Conf. Room)

 Sanjay Kak, Independent documentary film-maker

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A screening of Sanjay Kak's new documentary on the Maoist Movement, Red Ant Dream with the director present

Friday, April 4, 2014

Reframing 3.11: Cinema, Literature, and Media after Fukushima

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 4 – 5, 2014 every day |  PFA Theater and 143 Dwinelle Hall

 Atsushi Funahashi, Film Director; Akira Lippit, University of Southern California

 Marilyn Ivy, Columbia University; David Slater, Sophia University; Lisette Gebhardt, Goethe University; Masami Yuki, Kanazawa University; Jonathan Abel, Penn State University; Aaron Kerner, San Francisco State University; Mary Knighton, College of William and Mary; Ryan Cook, Harvard University

 Daniel O’Neill, UC Berkeley; Pat Noonan, UC Berkeley; Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Miryam Sas, UC Berkeley; Angela Yiu, Sophia University; David Slater, Sophia University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Since March 11, 2011, images of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident served as markers that generated massive media attention and transformed our understanding of “disaster.” The symposium will explore how the cinema, literature and media of post-3/11 Japan reframe the images of disaster in order to create a new type of literacy about survival and precarity. What new vulnerabilities...   More >

Urban Ruins and Contemporary Chinese Documentary

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | April 4 | 3-6 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 J. P. Sniadecki, Assistant Professor, Cornell University

 Linda Williams, Professor, Film and Media Studies, UC Berkeley

 Weihong Bao, Assistant Professor, East Asian Languages & Cultures and Film & Media

 Global Urban Humanities and the Center for Chinese Studies

Film screening of Yumen and post-screening discussions with director J.P. Sniadecki (assistant professor, Cornell University) in dialogue with Linda Williams (Film and Media, UC Berkeley) and Weihong Bao (Film and Media, East Asian Languages, UC Berkeley).Co-sponsored by Global Urban Humanities and the Center for Chinese Studies

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Reframing 3.11: Cinema, Literature, and Media after Fukushima

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 4 – 5, 2014 every day |  PFA Theater and 143 Dwinelle Hall

 Atsushi Funahashi, Film Director; Akira Lippit, University of Southern California

 Marilyn Ivy, Columbia University; David Slater, Sophia University; Lisette Gebhardt, Goethe University; Masami Yuki, Kanazawa University; Jonathan Abel, Penn State University; Aaron Kerner, San Francisco State University; Mary Knighton, College of William and Mary; Ryan Cook, Harvard University

 Daniel O’Neill, UC Berkeley; Pat Noonan, UC Berkeley; Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Miryam Sas, UC Berkeley; Angela Yiu, Sophia University; David Slater, Sophia University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Since March 11, 2011, images of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident served as markers that generated massive media attention and transformed our understanding of “disaster.” The symposium will explore how the cinema, literature and media of post-3/11 Japan reframe the images of disaster in order to create a new type of literacy about survival and precarity. What new vulnerabilities...   More >

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chinese Voices in the Rites Controversy: The Mondialisation of a Local Problem 1701-1704

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Nicolas Standaert, University of Leuven (Belgium)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Chinese Rites Controversy in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries is often considered a purely European affair. An exceptional series of Chinese and European sources dating from the years 1701-1704 provide new evidence for the Chinese voices in this controversy.

Democracy, Decision-making, and Domestic Politics in Taiwan: The Impact of Current Cross-strait Relations

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 7 | 4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 3rd Floor

 2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley, CA

 Stephen M. Young, U.S. Diplomat

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

Ambassador Young will reflect on his experiences as a diplomat serving in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan over the past three decades, with particular focus on U.S.-China relations and their impact on cross-strait relations. Young has lived in Taiwan five times, including as a teenager in the sixties, and brings a wealth of first-hand experience to these topics.
He has paid particular attention to...   More >

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What Is Going On In North Korea?

Lecture | April 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Victor Cha, Georgetown University & Center for Strategic and International Studies

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

What is going on in North Korea? Do recent events signal an opening in the system or a spiraling down of the system? What challenges do the United States and its allies face?

Professor Victor D. Cha (Ph.D. Columbia, MA Oxford, BA Columbia) is director of Asian Studies and holds the D.S. Song Chair in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2009,...   More >

Monitoring Occupant Comfort and Energy Consumption of Refugee Housing in Tsunami-Stricken Japan

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 8 | 5 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

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

 Susan Ubbelohde, Professor, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

 Lan-chih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

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

Government-sponsored housing is often dogged by the need to provide shelter to those most in need for the least amount of money. The result is often sub-standard, or at least minimum standard, buildings that perform poorly. This project is to field-monitor the thermal performance and energy use of a prototype house inthe Oishi Village of Kamaishi for a year. The results are intended inform the...   More >

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hong Kong Films View the People's Republic of China: From "Comrades, Almost a Love Story" to "Life without Principle"

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor) | Note change in time

 Mary Erbaugh, Center for Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Oregon

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Hong Kong film, like Hong Kong identity, constantly recasts its views of China. Martial arts films asserted a distinctively Chinese toughness against a hostile world. As reunification drew near, Hong Kong viewed mainlanders with humor, uneasiness and condescension. The peasant immigrants in ‘Comrades, almost a love story’ (1996) could not even use an ATM. In ‘Durian, durian’ (2000) a prostitute...   More >

Taiwan: Identity, Media, and Culture

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 9 | 3-5 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Cheng-shan Frank Liu, Associate Professor, Institute in Political Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University; Fang-chih Irene Yang, Professor, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University; Ti Wei, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Technology, National Chiao Tung University

 Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Are We Family? Taiwanese People's Chinese Nationalism, Country Identification and Cultural Identification with “China.”

Country identification in Taiwan has been identified as a salient issue and concern in the politics across the Taiwan Strait, one that is connected to the dynamics of interaction between Washington, Beijing, Tokyo, and Taipei. Country identification of Taiwanese people is...   More >

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Japanese “Village Studies”: Occupation-Era Anthropology and the Problem of Modernity

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 10 | 4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Borovoy, Princeton University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

World War II flooded American universities with government and foundation funds for area studies. The war had served as a wake-up call to American parochialism; there was a pervasive sense that universities, mired in euro-centrism, had failed the U.S. government with a dearth of knowledge about world cultures and languages. The Cold War created a strong imperative...   More >

Friday, April 11, 2014

Socialist Internationalism: Cold War Legacies

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | April 11 – 12, 2014 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities

This workshop explores the social and cultural legacies of Cold War Socialist internationalism. Recent scholarship has focused on the ties between so-called Second and Third World countries since the 1950s and their prominence in international organizations, but little attention has been paid to its effects on the everyday life of people(s) around the globe. What intimate connections evolved out...   More >

What am I

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 11 | 4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Hyon Gak Sunim

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

In this world, which is torn by politics, religion, materialism, human beings believe too much that their thinking and ideas and beliefs are real. They attach to these ideas and beliefs, and they fight over them -- this only leads suffering. The word for that is "ignorance". Not only that, but through their intense desire, anger and ignorance, human beings are exterminating all life on this...   More >

Intimate Internationalism: The Performing Arts Ensemble of the Hungarian People's Army Visits China in the Autumn of 1956: Keynote and Film

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | April 11 | 5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date and time

 József Böröcz, Professor, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University

 Winnie Won Yin Wong, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities

This presentation focuses on a three-and-a-half-month long tour of the Performing Arts Ensemble of the Hungarian People's Army in the Peoples Republic of China during the fall of 1956 -- a history replete with tensions, conflict and betrayal, as well as ironies, beauty and a host of possibilities. The project explores some intersections between memory, oral history, conventional archival...   More >

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Socialist Internationalism: Cold War Legacies

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | April 11 – 12, 2014 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities

This workshop explores the social and cultural legacies of Cold War Socialist internationalism. Recent scholarship has focused on the ties between so-called Second and Third World countries since the 1950s and their prominence in international organizations, but little attention has been paid to its effects on the everyday life of people(s) around the globe. What intimate connections evolved out...   More >

Monday, April 14, 2014

Korea University International Summer Campus Application Deadline

Deadline: Center for Korean Studies | April 14 |  Online

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Apply now for the Korea University International Summer Campus, a six-week, intensive academic program for students at the university’s main campus in Seoul.

The International Summer Campus takes place each year from June to August and is an opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion.

Stipends for tuition fees and housing costs are available for...   More >

New Perspectives in Dunhuang Studies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Department of History of Art, Library, Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Dunhuang Grottoes on the ancient silk road, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, are a splendid treasure house of art from Ancient China. For more than 100 years, the discovery, conservation and study of those grottoes have attracted worldwide attention.

3: 00 Opening remarks
Patricia Berger, Professor, History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley

3:05 Current Status and...   More >

Polling, Public Opinion, and Political Accountability in Korea and Beyond

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 14 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

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

 Taeku Lee, Professor, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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

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

"Political responsiveness" is a foundation stone of modern democracies, entailing an expectation that governments will heed and reckon the interests and demands of the polities they govern over and for with some regularity. To date the political science study of responsiveness is largely the province of scholars of American politics and its presence sought by matching the timing of changes in...   More >

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Travel Writing and Japanese Modernism

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 15 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

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

 Dan O’Neill, Associate Professor, East Asian Language and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

 Susan Ubbelohde, Professor, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

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

This talk will revisit the diverse ways in which Japanese modernism has been critically disseminated and theorized and expands upon these critical models by focusing on how the modernist fascination with questions of aesthetic form was carried over to and existed in the travel writings and colonial reportage written during the 1920s and 1930s.

By offering some introductory remarks on...   More >

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Modern Japanese Zen Flirts with the Nenbutsu: The Controversial Teaching of Invoking the Name of the Buddha in Early Meiji Sōtō

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 16 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Dominick Scarangello, Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Japanese Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Today, the Sōtō sect of Zen Buddhism is synonymous with the practice of sitting meditation, or zazen, and moreover a particular variety of zazen known as "just sitting" or shikantaza. However, this association was not ineluctable. In fact, during the early tumultuous years of organizational reformation following the social and political changes befan by the Meiji...   More >

Friday, April 18, 2014

Berkeley Korea Law Center Inaugural Conference

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | April 18 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Berkeley Korea Law Center, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco, Samsung

To register: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1515738

Celebrating the Establishment of the Berkeley Korea Law Center

Berkeley Law is establishing a new center for cutting-edge thinking on significant public and private law issues affecting Korea and the United States. Panels at the inaugural conference will include: innovation and intellectual property in the...   More >

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 18 | 2-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a...   More >

When China Existed: Scholarship, Activism, and Asian Studies

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Fabio Lanza, History, University of Arizona, Tucson

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Keynote speech for the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities. http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2014.04.18.html

This presentation looks back at the only other time in the last two centuries when Asia, as today, was the focus of sustained global interest: the 1960s and 1970s, the era of Global Maoism and wars of liberation.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 19 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University

Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

The conference provides a window into current research in Chinese studies, and serves as a...   More >

Monday, April 21, 2014

Opening up new fields: the Development of Complex Society in the Sichuan Basin, China

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 2:10-3:10 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Rowan Flad, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk will discuss the recent archaeological investigations conducted in the Sichuan Basin, China which has found this area to be some of the earliest evidence of a complex society in this region.

The Privilege of Speech: China’s Internet Conundrum

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Rogier Creemers, Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Chinese government has made the development of the Internet into a key component of its economic reform plans, fostering the growth of large commercial online firms.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vision for Korea-U.S. Relations

Colloquium | April 22 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dongman Han, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies

Last year 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of the alliance between South Korea and the United States. The Korea-U.S. alliance started as a military treaty to defend the south from the communist north, but it has grown to become an unbreakable bond between two countries that...

As of 2014, South Korea leads the mobile communications industry and Korean economy is as big as the...   More >

Personnel Issues in Taiwan

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Ying-Jung Yeh, Associate Professor, Dept of Business Administration, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Chun-Hsi Vivian Chen, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, National Central University

 Noam Yuchtman, Business and Public Policy Group, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Ying-Jung Yeh:
A Diary Study of Smart Phone’s Usage, Work Stress and Job Satisfaction

A diary study method was used to investigate whether the daily usage of smart phone at work to deal with personal matters may blur the boundary between work and life, and the consequences caused by this pattern of usage. Data were collected from 43 full-time workers. They were asked to report the degree of...   More >

Disaster Reaction and Response: 2014 TUSA Scholars Present

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 22 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Yungnane Yang, Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy, National Cheng Kung University; Mei-tzu Tsai, Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng Kung University

 Jonghoon Ahn, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jasmina Vujic, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley; Jin Chen, Economics, Ritsumeikan University

 Daniel C. O'Neill, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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

Disaster Reaction and Response

Speakers:
Yungnane Yang
Mei-tzu Tsai

Yungnane Yang
楊永年
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Professor
Department of Political Science & Institute of Political Economy
National Cheng Kung University

How did U.S. Government respond to the 3/11 Fukushima’s Nuclear Disaster?

U.S. foreign policy has been very influential all over the...   More >

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Inquiry into the growth and decline of the very poor in Japan

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

 David-Antoine Malinas, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Japan is still often described as a relatively egalitarian society with a strong and well-developed middle-class. However, in recent decades, poverty and inequality have become major issues. From a comparative perspective, Japan is far from the only country concerned with a rise in the number of poor and very poor, as many other countries have witnessed a worsening of their social situation...   More >

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yangqin (Chinese hammer dulcimer) and Dulcimers around the World

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Liu Yuening, Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM), Beijing, China

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Department of Music

Professor Liu Yuening will introduce the distinctive characteristics of the yangqin, which originated in the Middle East and has a history of over 4,000 years. The presentation will include pictures, audio and video materials, and a live performance by Professor Liu.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 25 | 4-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science. Recently, this encounter has been criticized for failing to take account of the historical and cultural complexities of Buddhist thought and practice, failing to reflect the most recent developments in cognitive science, neglecting the hermeneutic...   More >

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 26 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, Institute of East Asian Studies

This conference is dedicated to the exploration of the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science. Recently, this encounter has been criticized for failing to take account of the historical and cultural complexities of Buddhist thought and practice, failing to reflect the most recent developments in cognitive science, neglecting the hermeneutic...   More >

We Come as Friends, Hubert Sauper (France/Austria, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

South Sudan may have declared its independence in 2011, but that hasn’t kept outside forces from staking their claims in the world’s newest country. A Chinese oil company is exploiting the natural resources, sapping 300,000 barrels a day from the ground and contaminating the equally precious drinking water in the process. Meanwhile, American missionaries are exerting their religious influence,...   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

Trap Street, Vivian Qu (China, 2013)

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 26 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A slow-building drama set in contemporary China, Trap Street has a perfect modern-noir protagonist in Li Qiuming (Lu Yulai), a naïve survey engineer who views the world through his gadgets: cell phone, GPS watch, video games. When he’s not working his day job, he’s got a side gig installing hidden cameras in bars, health spas, and other businesses interested in keeping close tabs on customers....   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, April 28, 2014

Here and Now: From a Girl Wandering the Border

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 28 | 12 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Youngsook Kang, UC Berkeley Daesan Writer-in-Residence

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Note: This talk will be given in Korean without interpretation.

제목:
국경을 떠도는 소녀의 유랑을 통해 본
지금과 여기

리드:
1) 르뽀가 아닌 알레고리화된 세계
2)...   More >

Economic Revolution: Song China and England

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level

 Ronald A. Edwards, Professor, Tamkang University

 Blum Center for Developing Economies

Upgrading Industrial Ruins: Politics of Redevelopment in the Pearl River Delta after the Crash

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Institute of East Asian Studies

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

 Lan-chih Po, Associate Adjunct Professor, East Asian Language and Culture, University of California, Berkeley

 Dan O'Neill, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

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

This research project will explore how land redevelopment in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has been launched as a “spatial fix” to promote urban and industrial upgrades in the face of economic retreat in southern China. The closure of thousands of factories since the global financial crisis in 2008 has challenged the sustainability of the region’s development model. Decentralized development...   More >

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 >