Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ethnographic films by Director-cinematographer Xiangchen Liu

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Mongolia Initiative | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

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 Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mongolian Initiative

Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of...   More >

Meditation and Nonconceptual Awareness: Perspectives from Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Mindfulness meditation practices are often traditionally said to induce “nonconceptual” forms of awareness, and scientists and clinicians often repeat such descriptions. But what does “nonconceptual” mean? Clearly, without a precise specification of what a concept or conceptual cognition is, the notion of nonconceptuality is equally ill-defined. I present an account of concepts, concept...   More >

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Strategy in Australia: what works, what doesn’t, and why?

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities based in Canberra

 Xiao Qiang, School of Information, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The resignation of Senator Sam Dastyari from the Australian Senate in December 2017 captured international attention. Senator Dastyari embarrassed his Labor Party colleagues once too often by his eagerness to please Beijing through his fund-raising activities, his public speeches, his policy preferences, his financial indiscretions and his apparent disregard for national security. Domestically,...   More >

Protesting Precarity in South Korea: Space, Infrastructure, and the Politics of the Body

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk draws upon field research conducted over the past decade to examine how and how under what conditions public cultures of protest flourish among South Korean workers in their struggles against ongoing employment precaritization and the intensification of capitalist inequality.

The Korean Challenge To US Foreign Policy

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, William J. Perry Fellow, Korea Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Korea in the 1970s, and in ensuing decades as a diplomat and as U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

Stephens came to...   More >

UCCSCC Lunar New Year's Banquet

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | March 15 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Stix

 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley

Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It's a time for family reunions, for honoring ancestors and for thanking the gods for their blessings. You are all invited to celebrate the Year of the Dog with your Cal family.

 Mail your reservations with check payable to UCCSCC to: Jan Eurich, 5255 Stevens Creek Blvd., Wuite 235, Santa Clara, CA 95051-6664.

Film: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N****r

Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interviews with three black Vietnam veterans capture their experiences of institutional and everyday racism. With Keith Garrett’s look at African Americans in the military, The Black GI.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

March 16, 9:00am - 7:45 pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

This two-day symposium (with a screening of the film "Yellowing" on Day 2) focuses on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed “Sunflowers and Umbrellas"...   More >

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 17 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Suite 510

 1995 University Ave , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Caverlee Cary

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

March 16, 9:00 am - 7:345pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

This second day of the two-day symposium (Day 1 is held in 180 Doe Library) features a screening of the film "Yellowing" and a discussion with the filmmaker....   More >

Monday, March 19, 2018

Extending the Cross-Straits Cold War into the Third World: Taiwanese International Development in Asia and Africa

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 19 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 James Lin, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

 Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Strait Talk, UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for African Studies

In 1959 in the face of Communist insurgency in north Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam regime forwarded a request to Taiwan for twenty to thirty agricultural technicians to assist their rural development program and win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese villages. In response to this formed the inaugural Taiwanese international development mission that eventually was subsumed into Taiwan’s...   More >

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time

 Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

 Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

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

Research on Tibet’s linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibet’s rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the...   More >

Sara Shneiderman | Restructuring Life: Agencies and Infrastructures in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster State of Transformation

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sara Shneiderman, Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of International Studies

Join us for two talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Sara Shneiderman and Prof. Mark Turin.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles’ refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.

Intersectionality and Poverty: An Analysis of Women with Disabilities in the Philippines Through the Lens of Developmental Studies and Disability Studies

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room (221)

 Prof Soya Mori, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization

 Department of Anthropology

Please join us for a talk by Soya Mori (Professor and Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, and visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology) on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm, in the Gifford Room (221), Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley.

This talk (part of the HIFIS Disability Studies Occasional Lecture Series) is free and open to the public....   More >

Thursday, March 22, 2018

This Is Not My Mother’s Adobo!!!: The Cultural Politics of Philippine Cuisine in a Foodie World

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Martin Manalansan IV, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This talk examines recent declarations about Philippine Cuisine as the new exciting food trend in the culinary world. By interrogating notions of authenticity, appropriation, and commodification, the talk will attempt to "stir the pot" with issues of transnational culinary expertise and Filipino hiya (shame).

Martin Manalansan IV

Friday, March 23, 2018

Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium: Presenting the "Consensus Document" Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 

The delegates from Mainland China, Taiwan, and the US

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

The Berkeley community is cordially invited to the Public Presentation and Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium (海峽尋新柏克萊論壇/海峡寻新伯克利论坛). This year's symposium takes place from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Eleven delegates from Mainland China,...   More >

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Chrysanthemum with Karen LeGault

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | March 25 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

 $75, $65 members

  Register online or by calling 510- 664 - 9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Film: Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Herzog accompanies a Vietnam War POW back to the jungles of Laos to relive his imprisonment and torture in this award-winning documentary. With Jack Chambers’s short Hybrid.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Pasts and Futures of Queer Marxism

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Petrus Liu, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Boston University

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

As the neoliberal crisis has brought about new conditions of vulnerability, precarity, and disposability, there is a resurgence of critical interest in the meeting points between queer theory and Marxism, two intellectual traditions that have previously been characterized as analytically distinct, historically successive, and even politically incompatible. While intellectual projects aimed at...   More >

Vinyl Soul: Music, Noise, and Silence in a Time of Mass Murder

Colloquium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Peaceful Transition to Democracy: A Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room (5th Floor)

 Tae Sup Geum

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), ASUC

Join us in a Conversation with South Korean National Assemblymember Tae Sup Geum to talk about the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, and the implications it has for South Korea, its relations with the United States and the state of democracy as a whole. How was a peaceful transition of power possible in South Korea, and how could it be possible elsewhere? This event is open to...   More >

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Islamic Texts Circle: Muhammad in the Qur'an

Workshop: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

 

  RSVP by calling 5106428208, or by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

In the Intense Now

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Buddhist and Muslim Perspectives on the Contemporary Crisis in Myanmar

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John Clifford Holt, Bowdoin College

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Voices from each of the major communities (Arakanese, Burmese and Rohingya) articulate narratives of siege when explaining how the current con icts between Buddhists and Muslims have unfolded recently in Myanmar. Why are respective understandings of belonging and exclusion so seriously contested? How do ethno-religious perspectives and contemporary geo-political realities complicate these...   More >

Angels Wear White

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | April 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The assault of two underage girls by a local official in a sunlight-bathed seaside town becomes the focal point for this seething study of the challenges women face in Chinese society.

Friday, April 6, 2018

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m. | East Asia Library, ROOM 224

 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

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

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Saturday, April 7, 2018

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 7 | 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | East Asia Library, Room 224

 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

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

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Monday, April 9, 2018

Institutional Coordination in Asia-Pacific Disaster Management

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

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), BASC, UC San Diego Medical School, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

East Asian countries frequently face earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, and landslides, leading to the proliferation of actors in the disaster management sphere. Indeed, the private sector, military, non-governmental and governmental organizations, and national and regional bureaucracies are involved in providing different services across phases of disaster management...   More >

Rani D. Mullen | China and India in Afghanistan: A long-term strategic loss for Afghanistan or a win-win for all?

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Rani D. Mullen, Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary

 Lowell Dittmer, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Department of Political Science, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dr. Rani D. Mullen, Associate Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Security of the Korean Peninsula after the Olympics: Perspectives on South Korea, North Korea, China Trilateral Relations

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Soojin Park, Wilson Center; Yun Sun, Stimson Center; Mark Tokola, Korea Economic Institute of America

 T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

The 2018 Winter Olympics presented an opportunity for reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but can it help lead to a better outcome for the North Korea nuclear crisis or is it just a one-off event? At this time of heightened uncertainty in Northeast Asia, please join us for a panel co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America to discuss the increasingly complex relations among...   More >

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Islamic Discourse in the Context of State Power

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dominik Muller, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Drawing on debates in the anthropology of the state, Dr. Müller will empirically illustrate and theoretically explain “family resemblances” and differences of bureaucratized Islam in Southeast Asia, mainly drawing upon his own ethnographic work in Brunei and Singapore.

Dominik Muller

ARCH Lecture: Chat Chuenrudeemol

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 11, 6:30pm. The Director of CHAT architects (a CED alumnus) will talk about the relationship between Bangkoks street vernacular and the citys built and theoretical designs, both of which are referred to as Bangkok Bastards. Open to the public!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Buddhist Painting, Painters and Performance

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ronald M. Davidson, Fairfield University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

From the Gupta-Vākāṭaka period forward, Buddhist rituals featured painting on cloth and other media as part of their increasingly elaborate ritual program. The paintings from Ajanta, Bedsa and other sites in India exemplify in some measure the importance of painting systems for Indian Buddhists. In Buddhist usage, both the painter and paintings were sanctified with ritual systems...   More >

G Yamazawa -SOLD OUT: Performance and Q/A

Performing Arts - Other: Center for Japanese Studies | April 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room, 125 | Tickets sold out

 G YAMAZAWA

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 122, The UC Berkeley Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee, Asian Pacific American System-wide Alliance (APASA), The Asian Pacific American Student Development Office (APASD)

Born in Durham, NC and raised by Japanese immigrants, poet and musical artist George "G" Masao Yamazawa, Jr. is widely considered to be one of the top spoken word artists in the U.S.

Nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist by the 2016 Carolina Music Awards, G continues to challenge American perspective on race & culture, poetry & rap, and the phenomena of the human condition through his poetry...   More >

 Free

  Sold out. Buy tickets online

Friday, April 13, 2018

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 13 | 1-5:30 p.m. | 510A 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Ching Kwan Lee, Sociology, UCLA

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

Conference continues on Saturday at 9:30 am.

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.

"Supply Exceeds Demand. Demand Exceeds Supply." Ye Qianyu (1907-1995). Modern Sketch. 1935.

Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 13 | 2-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Room 220

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Please join us on April 13th and 14th for the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. Labor has and continues to be an important analytic in Japanese Studies as it illuminates diverse phenomena such as macro-economic change, state-society relations, and industrial development.

Shirkers

Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A lost-and-found film made in Singapore decades ago prompts this buoyant personal documentary about movie love, female friendship, and the urge for creative expression. Winner of the Directing Award, World Cinema Documentary, at Sundance.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 510A 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

Conference begins on Friday at 1 pm.

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.

Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | April 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Room 220

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Please join us on April 13th and 14th for the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. Labor has and continues to be an important analytic in Japanese Studies as it illuminates diverse phenomena such as macro-economic change, state-society relations, and industrial development.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Origins of the Chinese Nation: Song China and the Forging of an East Asian World Order

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Pheng Cheah, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In his new book, Tackett proposes that the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127) witnessed both the maturation of an East Asian inter-state system and the emergence of a new worldview and sense of Chinese identity among educated elites. These developments together had sweeping repercussions for the course of Chinese history, while also demonstrating that there has existed in world history a viable...   More >

Making Immigrant Knowledge from Collective Memories: Watching the Process Unfold in Spain

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 20 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Brown University

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC., Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Latin American Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Volkswagen Stiftung

The voices and spaces of immigrants come together to form collective memories. This, in turn, constitutes an important basis of community knowledge. Evelyn Hu-DeHart reflects on this process with the example ofBarcelona, where she currently teaches about new Chinese immigrants. Her research examines the distant history of Chinese in the Spanish Empire, first in Manila in the 16th century, then in...   More >

 

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at heike@berkeley.edu by April 19.

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tour of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies: Cal Day

Tour/Open House: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. |  East Asian Library

 Library

Tour the East Asian Library, with collections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean now totaling over 1.1 million volumes, and view “The Art of Masako Takahashi,” a special exhibit sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. This is a stop on the Library Passport!

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Political Ecology in China and Laos

Seminar: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Juliet is a political ecologist studying the power dynamics involved with the rubber production industry in China and in Laos. In the interview, Juliet explains how political ecology is useful as a lens to explore the interplay of government policy, industry, and conservation.

Juliet Lu

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jianye He

 Library

Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

The Art of Ingenuity: The Swindle Story around the World

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the late Ming, the early Republican era, the early Mao era, and during the last 20 years. And comparable works exist around the world. What, for example, do Zhang Yingyu’s Book of Swindles (Ming China, 1617), Richard King’s The New Cheats...   More >

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Book Talk: Figuring Korean Futures: Children’s Literature in Modern Korea

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dafna Zur, Stanford University

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Figuring Korean Futures is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Placing Asia

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Suite 510

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Friday April 27, 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm

What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia

Conference/Symposium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 27 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

The aim of this conference, jointly organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto, is to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia. Keynote speaker: Anis Hidayah, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

 This event is free and open to the public.

The Influence of Immigration on Tourism - The Case of Canada

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | April 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location

 Frederic Dimanche, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Ryerson University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Tourism Studies Working Group

Over half of all immigrants in Canada settled in three major tourism destinations: Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal. Before the 1980s, Canada was welcoming over half of all immigrants and travellers from Europe and America. Now the share of these immigrants has decreased to under 30% as of 2016 and Asia has become over the years the main source of immigrants (over 48%). Mirroring this trend,...   More >

Conference Keynote: Challenges of Migrant Workers Protection in ASEAN

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 27 | 6:15-7:15 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Anis Hidayah, Founder, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

Anis Hidayah founded Migrant Care, a non-profit organization for Indonesians working abroad, in 2004, with an advocacy emphasis on policy change at the national and regional level and on redressing human rights abuses of overseas workers. She is presenting the keynote speech for the CSEAS conference "Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia".

Anis Hidayah

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Placing Asia

Conference/Symposium: Institute of East Asian Studies | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies ( Golden bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

April 27 9 am - 4 pm
April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm

What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to move area studies...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Morning Panel

Conference/Symposium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

On the second day of this conference, a panel session will be held in the morning in 180 Doe Library. The final plenary sessions with invited senior scholars will be held in the afternoon in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Plenary Sessions

Conference/Symposium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 28 | 1-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Rebecca Elmhirst, Reader in Human Geography, University of Brighton; Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney; Johan Lindquist, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University; Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University; Brenda Yeoh, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore; Aihwa Ong, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Christine Padoch, Senior Curator Emerita, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden

 Rachel Silvey, Professor of Geography; Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute, University of Toronto; Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

The final plenary sessions of this conference - which aims to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia - will be held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

Javanese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 28 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring Midiyanto, a renowned shadow master and musician, who teaches at UC Berkeley and performs throughout the U.S. as well as in Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. He will be accompanied by Gamelan Sari Raras (Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors), featuring vocalist Heni Savitri and guest drummer Danis Sugiyanto.

 $15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

 $13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Film - Documentary: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | April 29 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Built around interviews with former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, Morris’s Academy Award–winning film is a haunted reflection on US military power from World War II through the war in Vietnam.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape: Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Korean Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Mongolia Initiative | May 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia, illustrated with clips from music and performance.

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Mongolia Initiative | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eun-young Jung, Independent Scholar; Franck Bille, UC Berkeley

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Peter K. Marsh, Cal State East Bay; Donna Kwon, University of Kentucky; Charlotte D'Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University; Kendra Van Nyhuis, UC Berkeley; Marissa Smith, San Jose State; Stephanie Choi, UC Santa Barbara

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata, and Lisa Gold

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

In the Intense Now

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Li Ka-Shing Foundation Workshop on Modern Chinese History

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The LKSF Workshop brings together doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows from across the Bay Area to present innovative research in the field of modern Chinese history.

 

  RSVP by emailing Brooks Jessup at brooks.jessup@berkeley.edu by May 1.

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Buddhist Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Maritime Asia: Securitization of the China Seas

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 15 | 4-6 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Law of the Sea Institute, UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies

At this forum, the research results of the Berkeley-Cambridge workshop on “Maritime Asia: Securitization of the China Seas” will be reviewed and discussed in terms of relevance and use of history in contemporary international relations problems today. Anchored in the disciplines of historical and international studies...   More >

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Migration and Diaspora: Summer Institute for Community College Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 31 – June 2, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 Shane Carter

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for Community College instructors will consider migration and diaspora from the standpoints of wide-ranging disciplines, including history, literature, anthropology, visual arts, genetics, journalism, and international law. Join your teaching colleagues in this exploration of human migrations of the distant past, causes of migration, the subjective experiences of both...   More >

 This event is for community college teachers and AP-level high school teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by May 11.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Migration and Diaspora: Summer Institute for Community College Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 31 – June 2, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 Shane Carter

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for Community College instructors will consider migration and diaspora from the standpoints of wide-ranging disciplines, including history, literature, anthropology, visual arts, genetics, journalism, and international law. Join your teaching colleagues in this exploration of human migrations of the distant past, causes of migration, the subjective experiences of both...   More >

 This event is for community college teachers and AP-level high school teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by May 11.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Migration and Diaspora: Summer Institute for Community College Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 31 – June 2, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 Shane Carter

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for Community College instructors will consider migration and diaspora from the standpoints of wide-ranging disciplines, including history, literature, anthropology, visual arts, genetics, journalism, and international law. Join your teaching colleagues in this exploration of human migrations of the distant past, causes of migration, the subjective experiences of both...   More >

 This event is for community college teachers and AP-level high school teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by May 11.

Shadow Puppet Faces!: A Family Shadow Puppetry Workshop

Workshop: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | June 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Daniel Barash

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Discover the magical world of shadow puppetry with Daniel Barash of THE SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP. In conjunction with current exhibition Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, Daniel will first introduce workshop participants to the art of shadow puppetry, including numerous puppets from Southeast Asia. Then participants will have the opportunity to make unique shadow puppets that bring...   More >

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery Construction

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | June 10 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them.

 $75, $65 members

  Register online

Monday, June 25, 2018

Architecture: Space Power and Community: Summer Institute for k-12 Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | June 25 – 27, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for k-12 teachers will explore the interplay between built spaces, individuals, communities, and institutions. Our program will begin with recent research into how the human brain interacts with physical spaces. From there, participants will learn about a global sampling of built environments, considering spaces from perspectives such as visual arts, religious...   More >

 This event is for k-12 teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by June 20.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Architecture: Space Power and Community: Summer Institute for k-12 Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | June 25 – 27, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for k-12 teachers will explore the interplay between built spaces, individuals, communities, and institutions. Our program will begin with recent research into how the human brain interacts with physical spaces. From there, participants will learn about a global sampling of built environments, considering spaces from perspectives such as visual arts, religious...   More >

 This event is for k-12 teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by June 20.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Architecture: Space Power and Community: Summer Institute for k-12 Educators

Workshop: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | June 25 – 27, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for k-12 teachers will explore the interplay between built spaces, individuals, communities, and institutions. Our program will begin with recent research into how the human brain interacts with physical spaces. From there, participants will learn about a global sampling of built environments, considering spaces from perspectives such as visual arts, religious...   More >

 This event is for k-12 teachers.

 free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by June 20.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dipu Moni, Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

An evening with Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu Moni.

 

  RSVP by calling Adele Perera at 510-642-3608, or by emailing Adele Perera at isasasst@berkeley.edu by July 16.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Harp of Burma

Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-man’s-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still “Buddha’s country.”

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The Mythological Faces of Java: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date

 Sandra Sardjono

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this lecture -
This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These...   More >

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | August 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Nick Ishimaru, Theatre of Yugen

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this event -
Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the history of Japanese performing arts, focusing on the types of masks and facial expressions used in these dramatic forms. He will be bringing with him several masks, as well as demonstrating how to wear them and performing selected excerpts of plays to show off how they would be used in performance.

About the speaker -
Nick...   More >

Thursday, September 6, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Friday, September 7, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Saturday, September 8, 2018

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | September 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

 Free

  Register online

Friday, October 26, 2018

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Buddhist Studies | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artist’s book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee’s ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the...   More >

Antidotal

Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Japanese Studies | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  East Asian Library

320998 Masako Takahashi Artist

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

The University of California, Berkeley C. V. Starr East Asian Library and the Center for Japanese Studies are proud to present an installation of work by Masako Takahashi, Class of ‘74, which will run from March 24 through May 1. The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 24, from 3:00-5:00PM at the C. V. Starr East Asian Library.

"Antidotal" is in two parts. Playful, vibrantly colorful...   More >