Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | May 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

The Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with the Centre for Rising Powers at the University of Cambridge is convening this workshop with a focus on “the Securitization of the China Seas in the 19th and 20th Centuries.”

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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

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, August 16, 2018

The Mythological Faces of Java: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | August 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber

 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 >

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 >