Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Power: Architectural Evidence of Things Unseen

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John Lie, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Dana Buntrock, Architecture, UC Berkeley

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

Buildings express influences otherwise unseen. They are, for example, shaped by laws, subsidies or incentives, and forgotten historical events. Professor Dana Buntrock of the Department of Architecture will discuss several buildings in Japan, from a 1960s "Hawaiian" resort to contemporary prefabricated houses, demonstrating ways that seemingly odd or unusual approaches result from the political...   More >

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Shangshu - New Perspectives on the Documents Classic: A Roundtable on Translation Issues

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 2 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley; Kai Vogelsang, University of Hamburg; Joachim Gentz, University of Edinburgh; Ruyue He, History, UC Berkeley

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

Translating the “Shangshu,” one of China’s Five "Confucian" Classics, has been undertaken by a group of experts who will present their work. The roundtable of scholars will discuss the problems that arise in translating an antique classic from the pre-unification period of China.

Visualizing Consciousness: Hybrids, Fractals, and Ritual

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | September 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Saya Woolfalk, Visual Artist; Jeff Durham, Assistant Curator of Himalayan Art, Asian Art Museum

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Saya Woolfalk (Japan, 1979) is a New York based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions. She has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba...   More >

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (Andreas Johnsen; Denmark, 2013)

Film - Documentary: Center for Chinese Studies | September 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new Danish documentary following the Chinese dissident artist after his release from imprisonment for the “subversion of state power” sets the stage for 'I’m Weiwei', our film series on human rights coming this November and December.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Emerging Market Changes in Asia and Corporate Strategy Conversions: Center for Chinese Studies Visiting Scholar Presentation

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 9 | 3-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 510A - Seminar Room

 Prof. Jin Chen, Center for Chinese Studies - IEAS

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

Emerging countries in Asia such as China and India have achieved strong economic growth. Within the rapid economy growth of emerging countries in Asia, the consumer market of the middle class is expanding rapidly...   More >

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JUL - Gayageum Guest Soloists: 62nd Annual Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 10 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

JUL consists of three Gayageum soloists, each having a strong background in traditional Korean music as well as in modern compositions and world music. The members have been commissioning new works that promote their vision which is to bring new sound from the old instrument. Program to include Sanjo(Korean traditional music) and contemporary pieces by Byungi Hwang, Byoungdong Baek(US premiere)...   More >

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Institutional Data System Development in Chinese Colleges and Universities in Response to Changes

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Luo Jing, Director, Institute of Higher Education, Xi'an Shiyou University, China

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The presentation is organized into four sections. The first section reviews major changes that have taken place in higher education in China since 1997. These changes include enrollment increase, instructional quality evaluation, globalization, and graduate employment. The second section introduces institutional data systems and data use in Chinese colleges and universities. Most of Chinese...   More >

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Specter of Global China: Contesting the Power and Peril of Chinese State Capital in Zambia

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 12 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Xin Liu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

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

This talk analyzes the peculiarity of outbound Chinese state capital by comparing it with global private capital in copper and construction in Zambia. Refuting the dominant narratives of “Chinese colonialism” and “south-south cooperation”, comparative ethnographic data collected over a five-year period chronicle the multi-faceted struggles that confront and differentiate these two varieties of...   More >

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Continuing Allure of Hayao Miyazaki

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

 Beth Cary, Translator/Interpreter; Frederik L. Schodt, Translator/Writer

 Daniel O'Neill

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

If you have been thrilled by the images and touched by the heart-warming stories of Hayao Miyazaki’s feature-length animated works, you may count yourself among the vast numbers of fans of this revered filmmaker. Yet Miyazaki’s legions of fans include not only his viewing audience, but also many manga and animation professionals, both in Japan and around the world. Miyazaki is also one of the...   More >

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Careers and Futures - Mattia P. Galletti: Conversations with Activists and Innovators in Poverty Action

Presentation: Center for Chinese Studies | September 16 | 5 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level

 Blum Center for Developing Economies

The “Careers and Futures” speakers series creates a relaxed, round table environment where students can engage with a diverse range of public leaders working domestically and internationally in poverty action.

Join us in a conversation with Mattia P. Galletti who is Lead Technical Specialist for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Based in Rome, the IFAD is an agency...   More >

The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 16 | 6-7 p.m. | 1800 Asia Society, Nixon Peabody LLP

 1 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA

 Dan Washburn, Reporter and managing editor, Asia Society

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Asia Society of Northern California, Nixon Peabody

Dan Washburn's new book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, uses the politically taboo topic of golf to paint what critics are calling "an illuminating portrait of modern China." The Forbidden Game follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China's bizarre golf scene, where new golf courses are at once banned and booming. Washburn, who lived in China from 2002 to 2011,...   More >

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Activities on Autonomous Driving at VisLab

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Alberto Broggi, Professor, Università di Parma, Italy

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

VisLab has been active in the field of intelligent vehicles for the last two decades: after the first test (2000+ km in semi-autonomous mode in 1998), VisLab designed and realized the perception system of TerraMax, the largest entry in the DARPA Challenges, which was the only vehicle that reached the end of the DARPA Grand Challenge with vision as primary sensor. In 2010 VisLab conceived and...   More >

Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | September 18 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Gund Theater

 Shirley Muramoto Wong, Filmmaker

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, The Japanese American Women Alumnae of University of California, Berkeley

“Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps” uses historical footage and interviews from artists who were interned to tell the story of how traditional Japanese cultural arts were maintained at a time when the War Relocation Authority (WRA) emphasized the importance of assimilation and Americanization. This film is the first major presentation of the...   More >

 

  RSVP online or by calling Jessica Chin at 510-642-3805, or by emailing Jessica Chin at jessicachin@berkeley.edu by September 15.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Nuclear Options: Behind the US-South Korea Conflict

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 19 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ro-byug Park, Ambassador for Nuclear Energy Cooperation and Special Representative for ROK-US Nuclear Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

 Yoon Il Chang, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Chaim Braun, Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Yongsoo Hwang, Director General, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control; Yusuke Kuno, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Management, University of Tokyo/Japan Atomic Energy Agency; Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Michael J. Apted, Vice President, INTERA Incorporated; In-Tae Kim, Vice President for Nuclear Fuel Cycle Technology Development, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

 Thomas Isaacs, Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 Joonhong Ahn, Professor of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

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

Nuclear power turned to weaponry is a dire threat at any time, never more so than in an unstable international climate. At the same time, nuclear power is embraced by South Korea not only as a clean and relatively inexpensive option for its energy-hungry economy, but as a promising export in itself, and an avenue of lucrative technology transfer.

The threat of international proliferation...   More >

Monday, September 22, 2014

From Water Mill to Rumor Mill: On nativist (hyangt’o) aesthetics in South Korea’s literary film adaptations

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jinsoo An, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Weihong Bao, Film and Media, UC Berkeley

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

This presentation brings attention to the communal dynamics in South Korea’ literary film adaptations. In particular, it focuses on munye yŏnghwa (“literary art film”), which gained both popularity and critical accolades in the 1960s through creative adaptation of Korea’s colonial literature. This presentation traces the points of divergence in cinematic configuration and explains how they...   More >

Mapping from the Water: The Political Economy of the Selden Map

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | September 22 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Timothy Brook, History & Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Republic of China Chair, Department of History and Institute of Asian Research University of British Columbia

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Department of History, UC Berkeley

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

A forgotten 17th-century Chinese map of East Asia, known as the Selden Map, came to light in Oxford a few years ago. Utterly unlike any map from that period, it forces us to rewrite the global history of cartography from a Chinese perspective. More than that, it obliges us to rethink the shaping of political economies at a moment when trade was networking China to Europe, with consequences for...   More >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Taiwan: Understanding the “Rover” Incident of 1867

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 You-tien Hsing, Geography, UC Berkeley

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

A key moment in Taiwan’s history, the 1867 Rover incident thrust into relief Taiwan’s geostrategic command over critical sea-lanes and border-crossing connections. This talk situates the conflict in its historical context, its role in setting the stage for later confrontations, and suggests what is at stake in the historical narratives that have been constructed about Taiwan.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Meditation-Tradition of Interpreting the Maitreya-Works: Taking Yogācāra and Buddha-Nature as a Basis of Mahāmudrā Pith Instructions

Colloquium: Center for Buddhist Studies | September 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus-Dieter Mathes, University of Vienna

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Based on an analysis of new material from the collected works (? for bka´ ´bum?) of the Kadampa school, this presentation will show how the Eighth Abbot of sNar thang sKyo ston sMon lam Tshul khrims (1219-1299) endorsed the meditation tradition of the Maitreya works. From a doctrinal point of view he avoids the ontological commitments of the Jo nang pas, however, and comes close to ‘Gos Lo...   More >

Counterfeit Money, Starring Patty Hearst

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | September 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Byron Hamann, Professor, Department of History of Art, The Ohio State University

 Department of History of Art

Spanning Mexico City, Jingdezhen, the Alexander Archipelago, Southern California, Cuzco, and Manila, this talk will explore the non-monetary uses of money in the Pacific World circa 1800. Historically, of course, “counterfeit” did not necessarily have the negative “forgery-falsification” connotations it has today. Counterfeiting could just mean copying, or, etymologically, “to make in opposition...   More >

Friday, September 26, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute

Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Long-term Sustainability through Place-based, Small-scale economies

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 26 – 27, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Miguel Altieri, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley; Kenneth Ames, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University; William Balée, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University; Fritjof Capra, Center for Ecoliteracy; Ben Fitzhugh, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington; Mayumi Fukunaga, School of Sustainability Systems, Osaka Prefecture University; Colin Grier, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University; Junko Habu, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Satoshi Ishikawa, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Nobuhiro Kaneko, Yokohama National University; Kent Lightfoot, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Céline Pallud, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Tatsuhito Sekine, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Yuko Sugiyama, Faculty of Humanities, Hirosaki University; Steven Weber, Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver; Shingo Hamada, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Department of Anthropology, Indiana University; Leo Aoi Hosoya, The Global Human Resource Development Center, Ochanomizu University; Sarick Matzen, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley; Peter Nelson, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Clara Nicholls, Department of Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley; Daniel Niles, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Takanori Oishi, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature; Anders Olson, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley Food Institute

Diversity in food production, the scale of a food production system, and long-term sustainability are profoundly interconnected. The relationship between food diversity and long-term sustainability in contemporary societies has been discussed widely in various disciplinary fields. However, most of them revolve around the cost-benefit analysis of resource use in the short-term perspective, and...   More >

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Birth of Sentimental Youths: The Affective Turn in 1910s Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | September 29 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Yoon Sun Yang, Assistant Professor of Korean Literature, Boston University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

During the first decade after Japan’s annexation of Korea (1910), short stories portraying sentimental men emerged in the Korean literary landscape. These stories often revolved around the emotional agonies of men who suffered from physical or psychological illness, a lover’s death or betrayal, the loss of a job...   More >

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Catholic Invasion of China, 1841-2000

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 David Mungello, Professor of History, Baylor University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

David Mungello, Professor of History at Baylor University, argues that, viewed long-term perspective, the Catholic
"invasion" of China, 1841-2000, contributed to the transformation of a mission church into an indigenous religion.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Happy Times, directed by Zhang Yimou

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 2 | 7-9 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This free film screening, organized by EALC-USA, a Berkeley undergraduate organization, is in coordination with the following event: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ieas.html?event_ID=81064

Friday, October 3, 2014

Global Philosophy? European, Asian and American Perspectives

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Institute of European Studies

Across the globe, the European tradition in philosophy still dominates today. European thinkers continue to shape the philosophical debate across continents. The “Global Philosophy?” conference brings together distinguished scholars from Asia, Europe, and the US to ask how a global form of philosophy might emerge from the globalization of our world and what form such a philosophy might take.

The History of the Early Modern Japanese Family

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

 Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Japan Foundation, New York, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The AAS Northeast Asia Council

The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.

History of the Secret Body: Gender, Code, and Media Technology--Tracing the Genealogy of Sinophone Espionage Films

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 3 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Weihong Bao, Film and Media, UC Berkeley

 Miryam Sas, Comparative Literature and Film

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

This paper looks at Chinese espionage films during the Second World War to tackle cultural constructions of secrecy that continues to concern us today. I focus on secrecy as the central trope of information congealing the dynamic relationship between the code, the gendered body, and media technology.

Art of the Korean Division: Imagined Unification, Ethical Subjectivity, and Crow’s Eye View

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 3 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sohl Lee, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk is inspired by one of the foremost South Korean literary critics, Paik Nak-chung, who theorized “division system (pundan ch’eje)” and “division reality (pundan hyŏnsil)” as the ultimate logics organizing social formation and reality in Korea. Following the epistemological shift in South Korean artists’ North Korea-related endeavors—from the pictorial representation of “the Korean...   More >

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The History of the Early Modern Japanese Family

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 3 – 4, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 David Atherton, Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado Boulder; Mary Elizabeth Berry, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Fabian Drixler, Associate Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Luke Roberts, Professor, Department of History, University of California Santa Barbara; David Spafford, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Stanley, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Anne Walthall, Professor, Department of History, University of California Irvine; Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder

 Daniel Botsman, Professor, Department of History, Yale University; Sungyun Lim, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado Boulder; Kären Wigen, Professor and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Japan Foundation, New York, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The AAS Northeast Asia Council

The importance of the family and the family system in early modern Japan is incontestable, and considerable research, largely centered in the social sciences, was done on the subject between the 1970s and 1990s.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Comparative Responses to Atrocity

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 6 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alan Tansman, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages and Cultures. UC Berkeley

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

In this talk I will discuss my experience teaching a course comparing Jewish and Japanese responses to atrocity and my attempt to grapple with the pedagogical, ethical, and aesthetic issues the comparison, and the class, raise.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Securing Our Digital Future: America, Asia, and Cyberspace

Panel Discussion: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 7 | 6 p.m. |  Asia Society, Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington Street, S.F.

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Asia Society of Northern California

The media report nearly every day on sophisticated cyber attacks on government or massive thefts of sensitive corporate data, and everyone is vulnerable to cyber attack, be it phishing, identity theft, or other scams. The Internet, depository of everything we know about the world today, was created to share information, not protect it, and security experts have been playing catch up ever since....   More >

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Environmental Governance of Oil Flow in China: Challenges, Policies and Developments

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105

 Lei Zhang, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China

 Goldman School of Public Policy

China is undergoing massive changes in its social and energy structures, posing risks and opportunities for further development. As the government enacts new laws, policies, standards and implications to oil industry, shifting oil flows will affect environmental governance throughout the country.

 

  RSVP by emailing Leo Covis at cepp@berkeley.edu by October 6.

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Working Group | Globalizing Neoliberalism(s)?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Elyachar, Associate Professor of Anthropology , UC Irvine; Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Banu Bargu, Professor of Politics, the New School

 The Program in Critical Theory

In this session, we reflect on how norms and practices of neoliberal governmentality are disseminated and transformed across borders. Professors Elyachar, Rofel and Bargu’s extensive studies of Egypt and China, respectively, offer new insights into how different forms of neoliberalism transform social and political life in various contexts, while also calling into question the enduring viability...   More >

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Zhang Yimou and the Socialist Legacy: From Red Sorghum to Happy Times

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 9 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Wendy Larson, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon, Portland

 Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The speaker will discuss two films by director Zhang Yimou (张艺谋): Red Sorghum (红高粱, 1987) and Happy Times (幸福时光, 2000).

International Politics in East Asia: Abe's Diplomacy - Global and Regional

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 9 | 4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 Akihiko Tanaka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited more countries than any previous prime minister of Japan. On the other hand, one could point out conspicuous omission in his itinerary: China and South Korea. How do we explain Abe's active global diplomacy and strained relations between Japan and its immediate neighbors?

Friday, October 10, 2014

From Mandarins to Mulian: A Celebration of David Johnson’s Legacy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

This conference in honor of David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, UC Berkeley will include presentations by former students and colleagues.

The Sandwich Man (Hou Hsiao-hsien, Zheng Zhuanxiang, Wan Jen; Taiwan, 1983): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Considered the opening salvo of the New Taiwan Cinema, The Sandwich Man combined short films by three directors into a declaration of intent and a statement on a rapidly modernizing Taiwan.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Cute Girl (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1980): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature | October 10 | 9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hou Hsiao-hsien made an unlikely feature debut with this breezy romantic comedy starring Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee and Taiwanese pop diva Feng Fei-fei. Eighties fashion, Canto-pop-driven montages, and glimpses of a changing Taipei pepper this tale of mismatched lovers.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Monday, October 13, 2014

Comparative Ethnic DNA in China

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 13 | 12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Aihwa Ong, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Linda Neuhauser, Public Health, UC Berkeley

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

In recent years, BGI Genomics, based in southern China, has called “a global DNA assembly factory.” This talk identifies BGI as more than just a genomic factory that promotes the borderless prowess of its inexpensive sequencing power for the global good...   More >

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) Information Session

Information Session: Center for Japanese Studies | October 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Berkeley Study Abroad, Career Center, Japan English and Teaching Program

Interested in teaching English abroad in Japan? Here is your chance!

The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program is an opportunity through the Japanese government for college graduates to work in Japan.

The JET Program coordinator will be here to provide info about the program requirements, the several work opportunities, and answer questions.

For more information about the program,...   More >

 

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War in East Asia? (CANCELED)

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 16 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Canceled

 Steven Vogel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Ian Buruma, Human Rights Program, Bard College

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

The talk will be about the rising tensions between China, Korea, and Japan. Can these be explained through unhealed historical wounds? Or are politics at work? If so, what are they? I will go into the historical and political backgrounds of the tensions in all three countries, as well as the vital role of the US, and without trying to predict the future, reflect on where potential conflicts might...   More >

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1982): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 19 | 6:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hong Kong crooner Kenny Bee is an idealistic big-city teacher assigned to a remote rural village in Hou’s gentle look at country life.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

The Green, Green Grass of Home (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1982): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 19 | 6:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hong Kong crooner Kenny Bee is an idealistic big-city teacher assigned to a remote rural village in Hou’s gentle look at country life.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cheerful Wind (Hou Hsiao-hsien; Taiwan, 1981): Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hong Kong singer Kenny Bee and Taiwanese pop diva Feng Fei-fei return for Hou’s extremely rare second film, which follows the unlikely romance between a blind man and a photographer across Taiwan’s most scenic locales.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students, $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees; Non-UC Berkeley students; Senior citizens (65 & over); Disabled persons; Youth (17 & under), $9.50 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-5249

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thinking Through Comparisons, Antique and Modern

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

 Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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

This project aims to devise better ways of conducting cross-culture comparisons for the study of antique cultures, via literature, history, and philosophy.

The Materiality of “Shu” 書 (Documents)

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date

 Dirk Meyer, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In the summer of 2008, Beijing Tsinghua University purchased about two thousand and more bamboo slips dating from circa 300 BC. These materials carry writing and show significant overlap with much of what is expressed in the transmitted Shangshu. At the same time, they also yield major conceptual differences to the transmitted body of texts and allow for conclusions to be drawn about the Shangshu...   More >

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monkey Business: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry from Japan and the US

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 23 | 2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tomoka Shibasaki; Hiromi Itoh; Roland Kelts; Ted Goossen

 John Wallace, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Foundation, The Nippon Foundation, A Public Space, Japan Society of Northern California

Monkey Business is a Tokyo- and Brooklyn-based annual literary journal which showcases Japanese fiction & poetry newly translated into English. The magazine draws a large part of its materials from the Japanese quarterlies Monkey Business (2008-2011) and Monkey (2013- ), but it also publishes new works by contemporary American and British writers popular in Japan, providing...   More >

IN THE SITE OF THE STRANGE: A Pearl River Delta Roundtable

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | October 23 | 5-7 p.m. |  Center for Chinese Studies

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Marco Cenzatti (Urban Planning), Tim Choy (Anthropology), Margaret Crawford (Architecture) Aihwa Ong (Anthropology), Lanchih Po (International Studies), Winnie Wong (Rhetoric)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

(Must enter by 6 pm). The Pearl River Delta region, encompassing the British post-colony Hong Kong, the Portuguese post-colony Macau, the historic port city of Guangzhou, and the post-Mao model city Shenzhen, is a site of exceptions to both national, transnational, and global discourses of space and culture. Join six scholars of the region as they introduce the strangest and most confounding...   More >

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies, EU Center of Excellence, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy

Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >

Kyung-sook Shin and Korean Literature

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | October 24 | 2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Kyung-sook Shin, Award Winning Author

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This special symposium, attended by award-winning author Kyung-sook Shin, will focus on the impact of her works on the global stage. The event culminates with a one-on-one conversation with the author, Q&A session, and book signing.

Program

2:00-2:10 Welcome Remarks
Laura Nelson, Chair, Center for Korean Studies
Youngmin Kwon, Visiting Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Mega-FTAs and the Global Economy

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 25 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, 510 (Fifth Floor)

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Berkeley APEC Study Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of International Studies, EU Center of Excellence

Scholars from the U.S., Asia, and Europe explore the dynamics of mega-FTAs (Free Trade Agreements), with a primary focus on the TTP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). Since 1995 we have witnessed a rapid rise in the negotiation of bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), both by major powers such as the US, EU, China, and Japan, as well as by...   More >