Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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

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

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

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

 free pre-registration required

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

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

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

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

 free pre-registration required

  Register online

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

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

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-2318

 

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

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

 free pre-registration required

  Register online

Siting Postcoloniality

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

  Hong Kong

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

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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

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

  Hong Kong

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

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Siting Postcoloniality

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

  Hong Kong

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

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event: Center for Korean Studies | August 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy dinner with Orientation Leaders Connie Zhang, David Yiwei Sui, Anita Xu, and Peter Lai at Durant Square, often referred to as the "Asian Ghetto" by students. There are a variety of food choices including Thai, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian, and more.

Bring cash ($10-20) - some restaurants may not accept credit cards. Meet at Sather Gate at 6:00pm.

 

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event | August 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))


 

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event | August 19 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy dinner with Orientation Leaders Aradhana Sachdev and Samy Raman at Sliver Pizzeria, known for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Bring cash ($10-20) or credit card. Meet at Sather Gate at 6:00pm. RSVP recommended at the Facebook link below.

 

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Shopping and Lunch at Asian Market: For New International Students

Social Event | August 20 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Pacific East Shopping Mall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Orientation Leaders Aryong Kim, Edward Hong, Shohei Nozawa and Anne-Ting Chen have volunteered to take you to a nearby Asian market to purchase some of your college student essentials!

One of the best Asian markets in the area, the Pacific East Mall offers the Ranch 99 Supermarket, as well as the incredible restaurants, delectable Asian bakery goods, a karaoke lounge, hair salons, cafes and...   More >

 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event | August 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy Mexican food with Orientation Leader Henry at Cafe Durant!
Bring cash ($10-20) or credit card. Meet Yuxiao Vivian Wu, Ramya Rupanagudi, Mercedes Li, and Varun Iyerat Sather Gate and look for our sign. We will walk to the restaurant.

RSVP recommended on the Facebook link below.

 

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event | August 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy dinner with Orientation Leader Haojun Li at Pieology Pizzeria, where you can get affordable, customized pizzas!

Bring cash ($10-20) or credit card. Meet at Sather Gate at 6:00pm.

 

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dinner in Berkeley: For New International Students

Social Event | August 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Meet at Sather Gate

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Enjoy dinner with Orientation Leaders Haojun Li, and Zheyun Xuat Durant Square, often referred to as the "Asian Ghetto" by students. There are a variety of food choices including Thai, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, Italian, and more.

Bring cash ($10-20) - some restaurants may not accept credit cards. Meet at Sather Gate at 6:00pm.

RSVP recommended at the Facebook link below.

 

  RSVP online

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Water and Health in China and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | September 3 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Tao Yong, Director, NCRWSTG; Alasdair Cohen, Environmental Science, Policy & Management & School of Public Health; Isha Ray, Energy Resources Group; Zhang Qi & Luo Qing, NCRWSTG; Jack Colford, School of Public Health; Ben Arnold, School of Public Health; Kara Nelson, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Robert Spear, School of Public Health; Caroline Delaire, Civil & Environmental Engineering; David Sedlak, Civil & Environmental Engineering

 College of Natural Resources, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Water quality is a powerful determinant of health, and the prevention of water quality related diseases presents a critical global health challenge. This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from the University of California, Berkeley and the Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CCDC), to discuss the latest research and developments related to water treatment,...   More >

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spirituality in Our Time: An Introduction to Korean Son Buddhist Meditation

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | September 8 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dharma Master Hwansan Sunim

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The Korean Son Buddhist meditative tradition has its own approach to the issue of “spirituality.”

Friday, September 11, 2015

Plastic China - CANCELED

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall | Canceled

 Wang Jiuliang, independent filmmaker

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

China has become the largest importer of plastic waste in the world. This film follows a 12-year old girl whose family lives on recycling plastic waste. This film reveals the dirty truth about plastic recycling in the US and how the lifestyle of the developed world defines the lives of others. 90 minutes.

The South China Sea, US Pivot, and Regional Security in Northeast Asia

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 11 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 David Kang, International Relations and Business, Director of USC Korean Studies Institute and Director of USC East Asian Studies Center, University of Southern California

 Laura Nelson, Department of Gender and Women's Studies and Chair, Center for Korean Studies

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

Are many East Asian nations feeling increasingly threatened, especially from China? It certainly appears so, and numerous observers see rising tensions in which war is possible and perhaps imminent. Over the last few months, North Korea has tested missiles and threatened the United States with nuclear war. China spars regularly with Japan over ownership of a group of disputed islands, and with...   More >

The National Circus and Acrobats of China: Peking Dreams

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | September 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

One of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China perform Peking Dreams, a production of gravity-defying acts including spinning plates, bicycle stunts, juggling, and aerial routines.

 $25 and up

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The National Circus and Acrobats of China: Peking Dreams

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Chinese Studies | September 11 – 12, 2015 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

One of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China perform Peking Dreams, a production of gravity-defying acts including spinning plates, bicycle stunts, juggling, and aerial routines.

 $25 and up

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Cultural Diversity and Global Talent in Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | September 15 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Gi-wook Shin, Stanford University; Rennie Moon, Yonsei University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

In this lecture, Shin and Moon discuss how Korea can deal with the main challenges associated with inbound and outbound student mobility, i.e., cultural diversity and brain drain, respectively.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Chinese Renminbi: Regional or Global Currency?

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Barry Eichengreen, Economics, UC Berkeley

 Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

This talk will contrast two views of the process and ultimate result of renminbi internationalization, one in which the renminbi becomes a consequential international currency used throughout the world, and a second in which the renminbi is used for cross-border transactions mainly in Asia.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sports in the Global Cold War : A Transnational History Project

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Edelman, Professor of Russian History and the History of Sport, UC San Diego

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for African Studies, Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, Center for Latin American Studies

During the Cold war, nations and peoples used sport to promote their political, social and economic development. Elites sought ways to confer legitimacy on their dominance. Sport was uniquely positioned between high politics and diplomacy on the one hand and mass politics and popular culture on the other. Because results could be easily measured and profound international connections were formed,...   More >

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Evolution of Bird Growth and Development: Interview with Dr. Jessie Atterholt, Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | September 22 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, on-air

 Dr. Jessie Atterholt, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Do birds living today grow their bones in the same way as birds 120 million years ago? Join your host Tesla Monson as she interviews Dr. Jessie Atterholt, recent PhD graduate in the Department of Integrative Biology here at UC Berkeley, and learn more about fossil birds. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Gender and Awakening: Sexual Transformation in Mahāyāna Sūtras

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | September 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jan Nattier, Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

It is commonly held that the rise of the Mahāyāna opened new spiritual horizons for Buddhist women. Many modern writers, especially those inspired by feminist theory, have seen the non-dualistic language that abounds in many Mahāyāna scriptures as evidence that dualities of any sort—including dualities based on gender—were not important in Mahāyāna circles, thus...   More >

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Archaeology of Knowledge: New Archival and Material Discoveries in Mongolia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Mongolia Foundation, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Consulate General of Mongolia in San Francisco

Mongol spaces have always been heavily trafficked intersections, sites of mediation, and global circuits of people and exchange in the heart of Asia. Recent archaeological work is shedding new light on Mongolia's complex history. Experts from Mongolia who have been working with excavation sites join Berkeley and other scholars in analyzing their discoveries...   More >

Koreans and Camptowns: Mixed-Race Adoptees and Camptown Connections

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | September 26 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Grace M. Cho, CUNY Staten Island; Sue-Je Lee Gage, Ithaca College; Eleana Kim, UC Irvine; Deann Borshay Liem

 Yong Nam Lee; Myung Duck Joo; Jai Song Seo

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Me & Korea, Asia Society Northern California

The Center for Korean Studies is co-hosting a conference with advocacy group Me & Korea about the camptowns that developed alongside American military bases in Korea during and after the Korean War.

 Free and open to the public.

 free

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