<< Week of August 27 >>

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Trade, Structural Transformation, and Labor Market Dynamics: A Quantitative Analysis of China"

Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | August 29 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Zhimin Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

A Conversation with Min Seok Ahn

Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Morrison Library

 Min Seok Ahn, South Korean National Assembly

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, has been instrumental in coordinating the impeachment trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Nuclear Deterrence: What is at Stake?

Lecture: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | August 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Korea Times San Francisco, Inc., Community Hall

 8134 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

 United Nations USA East Bay Chapter

UNA-USA East Bay Chapter presents a Dinner Forum: Explore strategic deterrence strategies in the context of the current North Korean nuclear standoff.

Featuring:
Jacqueline Cabasso
Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
US Nuclear Weapons Policies, Research, Testing, Production Activities & their Impact on International Security

Michael Nacht
Past Dean, Goldman School of...   More >

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Samurai Rebellion

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Rebellion” is the fitting original title of this relentless social portrait of those who demand subservience, and those who have had enough. A magisterial Toshiro Mifune slow-burns his way through the role of dutiful samurai Sasahara—henpecked by his wife and dominated by his lord—whose attempts to be a “good servant” are about to end. “You retreat, and retreat,” says his friend Asano (Tatsuya...   More >

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China's Technological Development

Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies | August 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Douglas Fuller, School of Management, Zhejiang University

 Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms?

China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favored...   More >