Upcoming Events

Friday, November 9, 2018

Workshop: Living Landscapes: Time, Knowledge, and Ecology

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | November 9 | 1-5 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Room 101

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures (SISJAC), Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)

November 9 (Fri.): 1-5PM: Rm 101, 2251 College Building (Archaeological Research Facility), UC Berkeley

November 10 (Sat.): 9AM-12 noon: Rm 221, Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley (closed session; please RSVP: habu@berkeley.edu)


How can knowledge of the past be developed and transformed so that it informs understandings of the present and future? The Center for Japanese Studies at UC...   More >

 The Saturday, November 10 portion of the workshop is a closed session. To request attendance, please email Professor Junko Habu at habu@berkeley.edu.

ZenIT: Mindful Work through Zen Meditation and Collaboration

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Amil Khanzada, ZenIT

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

CS alumnus Amil Khanzada, now Evolution Ambassador of Eiheiji Town in Japan, will talk about ZenIT, a new movement to define a style of working that is highly productive *and* peaceful, by combining Japanese Soto Zen meditation and Silicon Valley software development pairing/collaboration principles.

China's "Law and Development" Moment?: Reflecting on Reflections of Law in China’s Globalism

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matthew S. Erie, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

 Stanley Lubman, Boalt School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Law, Boalt School of

What is the role of law in China’s new globalism? By the year 2020, China will be one of the largest capital exporters in the world, marking the first time in modern history a nondemocratic state will have such a widespread impact on the developing world. While much of Chinese investment flows to post-industrial Europe and North America, a significant amount reaches Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia,...   More >

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Workshop: Living Landscapes: Time, Knowledge, and Ecology

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | November 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221 (Gifford Room)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures (SISJAC), http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/rihn_e/

November 9 (Fri.): 1-5PM: Rm 101, 2251 College Building (Archaeological Research Facility), UC Berkeley

November 10 (Sat.): 9AM-12 noon: Rm 221, Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley (closed session; please RSVP: habu@berkeley.edu)


How can knowledge of the past be developed and transformed so that it informs understandings of the present and future? The Center for Japanese Studies at UC...   More >

 The Saturday, November 10 portion of the workshop is a closed session. To request attendance, please email Professor Junko Habu at habu@berkeley.edu.

 

  RSVP by emailing habu@berkeley.edu

Javanese Gamelan Music

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors
Gamelan Sari Raras, UC Berkeley Javanese ensemble, recently returned from concerts in Indonesia, will perform music and dance of Central Java

 $16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Chinatown Rising: A Documentary in Progress

Social Event: Center for Chinese Studies | November 11 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, CAA Chinese Chapter

Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights movement of the mid-1960s, a young San Francisco Chinatown resident armed with a 16mm camera and leftover film scraps from a local TV station, turned his lens onto his community. Totaling more than 20,000 feet of film (10 hours), Harry Chuck's exquisite unreleased footage has captured a divided community's struggles for self-determination. Chinatown Rising...   More >

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 10 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Building a Nation, Effacing a Race: The "Chinaman" Question of the U.S. in the Philippines, 1898-1905

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Richard Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

The lecture focuses on the first few years of American colonial rule in the Philippines. In particular, it looks into the “Chinaman” labor question facing the colonial rulers. How were the Chinese exclusion laws applied in the Philippines? How were the Chinese and other ethnic groups racialized to justify these laws in the Philippines?

Richard Chu

Presence and Memory: Commemorating the Buddha in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexandra Green, Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia, British Museum

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

This presentation draws upon art historical, anthropological, and religious studies methodologies to analyze Burmese temple wall paintings from the late 17th to early 19th centuries and elucidate the contemporary religious, political, and social concepts that drove the creation of this lively art form.

The bodhisatta Bhuridatta meditating

Rewriting History in the Age of #MeToo

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Stanley, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University

 Department of History, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of History Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI), History Graduate Association (HGA)

The #MeToo movement is now over a year old, but over the past few weeks its stakes have become increasingly clear, not only in American culture and politics but also in many of our intellectual lives as historians. This talk considers how the rallying call “believe women” challenges our epistemology and might lead us to a different approach to our evidence. The sources are drawn from an early...   More >

Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey

Reading - Nonfiction: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Human rights lawyer Michael Withey

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.

“Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they...   More >

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Situated Knowledges Thirty Years Later

Conference/Symposium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Mitali Thakor, Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Sarah E. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley; Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Cruz; Lisa A. Brooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Paul Michael L. Atienza, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Victoria Massie, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley

 Sibyl Diver, Research Scientist, Department of Earth Systems Science, Stanford University; Laura Lee Dev, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Ashton Wesner, Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley

 Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Graduate Assembly

This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.

Is There A Light At The End Of The North Korean Nuclear Tunnel?

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Siegfried S. Hecker, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, Public Law and Policy Program

After a disastrous and dangerous 2017, diplomatic initiatives have opened a window for resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. But will the Trump administration's diplomacy succeed or fail as have all attempts over the past 25 years? I will offer my perspective based on seven visits to North Korea and our comprehensive study of North Korea's nuclear program.

JASC and KASC 2019 Information Session

Information Session: Center for Japanese Studies | November 15 | 6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Interested in going to Japan or Korea this summer?

Scholarships are available for UC Berkeley students attending the Japan-America or Korea-America Student Conference!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Toshie Marra, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 28 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Midiyanto, director
A concert of Javanese gamelan music

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors: Three Films

Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies | November 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? In The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors, my ninety-two-year-old neighbor recounts the experience of being one of the first US Navy seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two weeks after the atom bombs were dropped. His intimate testimony is paired here with two films exploring two other catastrophic events of World War...   More >

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Critical Auralities: Reencountering the Korean War through the Praxis of Listening

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.

Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Board Room, GTU Library

 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (Yogyakarta)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Islamic Studies

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta will discuss his new book, Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam, which was recently published as a monograph by Yale University’s Southeast Asia Council.

The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan—Summer in Sanrizuka

Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies | November 29 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shinsuke Ogawa “has been unaccountably neglected in the Western world. . . . [His is an] extraordinary, incisive, and deeply committed body of work" (Jed Rapfogel, Anthology Film Archives). In 1968, Ogawa and the new filmmaking collective Ogawa Pro “followed a brigade of student activists and joined the growing movement of resistance by the farmers and their allies against the forced eviction...   More >

Friday, November 30, 2018

Misallocation, Selections and Productivity: A Quantitative Analysis with Panel Data from China

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | November 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Come on Out Japan - Information Session

Information Session: Center for Japanese Studies | November 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 54 Barrows Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Attention students and recent graduates!

The 5th Annual Come on Out-Japan Summer Internship Program is launching and they are extending an invitation to top Universities and Japanese high school students for a cross-cultural learning experience. They will be on campus Friday, November 30 at Barrows Hall, Room 54 from 4 - 6 pm and hope to see you there! See the

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Calligraphy Workshop - SOLD OUT: Does Dog Have a Buddha Nature? MU KORABO Exhibit

Workshop: Center for Japanese Studies | December 1 | 1-3 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Pamela Rickard

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst Museum has prepared an accompanying exhibit in the lobby of Kroeber Hall at UC Berkeley, just outside of the Hearst’s Main Gallery. This exhibit, entitled Does Dog Have a Buddha Nature? is curated by Liza Dalby and hosted in collaboration with the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley....   More >

Monday, December 3, 2018

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 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.

The History and Science of Paper in Manuscripts of Central Asia

Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Tang Center for Silk Road Studies | December 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Agnieszka Helman-Ważny, University of Hamburg & University of Warsaw

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Manuscripts from the Silk Road have been used as a key source in the study of religions, literature, and the cultural history of Central Asia. However, they have hardly ever been viewed as artifacts in their own right. As one of the most important physical features of a manuscript, paper serves as a means to distinguish one type of manuscript from another, and can help to determine the origin of...   More >

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

And Then They Came For Us

Film - Documentary | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Abby Ginzberg, Filmmaker

 Library

Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, this film brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it.

Mochida Family by Dorothea Lange

Friday, December 7, 2018

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States: An International Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | December 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Robert and Colleen Haas Chair in Disability Studies, Making Change Media

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and the full social participation of disabled individuals in Japan and the United States. Both countries have invested considerable sums in these directions, but often this research is being conducted separately from the key stakeholders. This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are...   More >

 ASL interpretation and CART services have been requested for the conference and films will be open captioned and audio described. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Please do not come wearing any scents or perfumes.

Poster design and sketch of Rose the bionic woman are copyright 2018 by Franchesca Spektor. All rights reserved and used with artist’s permission. Image description of conference artwork: A woman who has a human-looking face, forearm, wrist, and hand

Immigration Policy in Japan and South Korea

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | December 7 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 554, Ethnic Studies Conference Room

 Keiko Yamanaka, UC Berkeley

 Margaux Taylor Garcia, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Maya Narumi, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Eun Seo Yang, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP); Himali Dixit, Nepalese Scholar

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Immigration policies drastically expanded in Japan and South Korea, but the reality migrant workers face in both countries are not as promising. The general resistance of unskilled immigration and the demands of labor shortages and shrinking populations have been accommodated with ad hoc governmental policies. Under the supervision of Professor Keiko Yamanaka, Margaux, Maya and Eun Seo have been...   More >

Saturday, December 8, 2018

CripTech: Disability and Technology in Japan and the United States: An International Symposium

Conference/Symposium: Center for Japanese Studies | December 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, The Robert and Colleen Haas Chair in Disability Studies, Making Change Media

Technology has the potential to greatly improve access and the full social participation of disabled individuals in Japan and the United States. Both countries have invested considerable sums in these directions, but often this research is being conducted separately from the key stakeholders. This symposium brings together technologists, anthropologists, educators, and other researchers who are...   More >

 ASL interpretation and CART services have been requested for the conference and films will be open captioned and audio described. The conference venue is wheelchair accessible. Please do not come wearing any scents or perfumes.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ugetsu

Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies | December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Japan, with the pandemonium of civil wars a looming presence in their lives, the potter Genjuro and his wife long to be “rich and safe,” respectively. But artistic vanity draws Genjuro into the paradisiacal realm of a phantom enchantress. In a parallel tale, Genjuro’s brother-in-law Tobei, out for military glory, achieves a general’s rank for his fraudulent exploits—another...   More >

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gallery Talk: Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elizabeth Sharf, a visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, offers a tour of Ink, Paper, Silk illustrating the breadth and depth of the museum’s important collection of Japanese art. Highlights will include Nagasawa Rosetsu’s engaging Children Playing with an Elephant, Okamoto Shuki’s lyrical White Swallows by a Waterfall, and examples of Obaku calligraphy—seventeenth- and...   More >

Gallery Talk: Elizabeth Sharf on the Japanese Collection

Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies | December 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elizabeth Sharf, a visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Center for Japanese Studies, offers a tour of Ink, Paper, Silk illustrating the breadth and depth of the museum’s important collection of Japanese art. Highlights will include Nagasawa Rosetsu’s engaging Children Playing with an Elephant, Okamoto Shuki’s lyrical White Swallows by a Waterfall, and examples of Obaku calligraphy—seventeenth- and...   More >

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sansho the Bailiff

Film - Documentary: Center for Japanese Studies | December 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In eleventh-century Japan, two children are kidnapped and sold into slavery while their mother, Tamiki, withers away on a distant island, dreaming only of being reunited with them. After many years the son assumes his rightful post as provincial governor and sets about deposing the cruel bailiff who brought tragedy upon his family. As in Greek tragedy, this film’s distanced determinism vies with...   More >

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sanshiro Sugata

Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies | December 18 | 6:30-7:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akira Kurosawa made his directorial debut in 1943, during the height of World War II and at a time when “you weren’t allowed to say anything worth saying,” as he recalled. “Back then everyone was saying that the Japanese-style film should be as simple as possible; I disagreed and decided that, since I couldn’t say anything because of the censors, I would make a really movie-like movie.”...   More >