Upcoming Events

Friday, December 13, 2013

Music Studies Colloquium: Katherine Lee, Dynamic Korea, Amplifying Registers

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Korean Studies | December 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Katherine Lee, UC Davis

 Department of Music

Dynamic Korea: Amplifying Sonic Registers in a Nation-Branding Campaign

Friday, January 10, 2014

Film Exhibition Culture in Osaka, 1896-1926: The Cultural Geography of Movie Theaters

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | January 10 | 3 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Keiko Sasagawa, Associate Professor, Kansai University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library

When and in what ways did film culture take shape in Osaka? In what ways did it change over time? In the Meiji and Taisho Periods, Tokyo prospered as a site of both film production and film consumption; Kyoto was active as a site of production, but had less success in terms of film consumption; and most regional cities showed little success in terms of either film production or consumption. Where...   More >

Monday, January 13, 2014

Foreign Workers and Labor Shortages in East Asia: Implications for the EU

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | January 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Manolo Abella, Chief, Migration Branch, ILO, International Labor Organization; Centre for Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford

 European Union Center

East Asian countries anticipated and minimized labor shortages through public investments in education, incentives for firms to provide training, and "employer-driven" immigration systems. Despite moving some low-skill jobs abroad, governments allowed employers to employ low-skilled foreign workers, which can create a treadmill effect of some migrant employment leading to more.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Expressions of the Inexpressible: The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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

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

 Center for Buddhist Studies

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

Friday, January 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Peking Acrobats

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

 Cal Performances

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

 $22 and up

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

Peking Acrobats

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

 Cal Performances

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

 $22 and up

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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peking Acrobats

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

 Cal Performances

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

 $22 and up

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

Wu Man, pipa

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

 Cal Performances

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

 $32 and up

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

Monday, January 27, 2014

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

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

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

 Center for Buddhist Studies

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

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

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

 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Lin Sheng-xiang & Band

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dispatches from China: Evolving Challenges for Foreign Correspondents

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

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

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

Risks and Tensions in East Asian Security: A Japanese Perspective

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

 Yuichi Hosoya, Professor, Keio University

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

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

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Biological Effects of Radiation: Atomic Bombs to Fukushima

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

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

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

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

Friday, January 31, 2014

Enacting Buddhism: Perspectives on Cambodian Buddhist Painting

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

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

 Caverlee Cary, Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

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

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

Changing Dynamics in East Asia and Korean Politics

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

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

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

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