<< Week of October 15 >>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Harm in Harmony: Covert Competition and Ingroup Suspicion in East Asian Cultures

Colloquium | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Michael Morris, Professor, Columbia University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A prominent theme in East-West cultural comparisons is that East Asian social interactions are characterized by harmony. But is this merely the surface? We propose that Easterners compete with ingroup members but tend to do so covertly to avoid risking relationships. Further we propose that, under many conditions, they suspect their peers are up to the same. We investigated this underside of...   More >

Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan

Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sabine Frühstück, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

In Playing War, Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. She argues that modern conceptions of war insist on and exploit a specific and static...   More >

New Play Reading Series: TOURIST TRAP by Marie Yuen

Performing Arts - Theater: Center for Chinese Studies | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

It’s Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But that’s okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Laura’s game on for anything: from black pepper steak set meals to dancing with drunken bankers and a Canadian who may (or may not) be a Gurkha. Tourist Trap: A play for the hopeless adventurer in all...   More >

Robert Thurman | Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?: The inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies

 Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies-Graduate Theological Union, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Seeing Necropolitics: The Work of Death in Philippine Photographs

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University

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

Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of the state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. This talk will look at Filipino bodies as seen from the period of the Philippine-American War and also today, as the victims of President Duterte's drug war.

Nerissa Balce

Friday, October 20, 2017

Comparative Industrial Policy in the Cybersecurity Industry: Policies, Drivers, and International Implications

Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 20 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), BASC, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks of varying severity, ranging from email hacking to Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDoS) to advanced persistent threats (APT) to industries are commonplace. Yet at the same time, with the economy being increasingly data-based, these attacks pose a significant security and economic problem. The issue of how to cope with such intrusions raises critical questions about the role...   More >

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director Eric Siegel for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Blown across the Sea: Glass along the Maritime Silk Road

Lecture | October 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall | Note change in location

 Sanjyot Mehendale, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

This lecture will highlight the results of underwater surveys of a 2000-year-old shipwreck uncovered off the coast of the small fishing village of Godavaya, Sri Lanka. The ship's cargo of glass ingots, among other objects, will be the starting point of a discussion on the movement of glass raw materials and finished objects along the intertwined maritime and overland trading networks commonly...   More >

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dwelling In-Between: Korean Americans in the Bay Area

Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | October 21 | 2-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Rosemarie Nahm, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Laura Kang, UC Irvine; Myung Mi Kim, SUNY Buffalo; Linda Inson Choy, Independent Art Curator; Jung Ran Bae, Artist; Minji Sohn, Artist

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley; Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Mills College; Stephanie Hanor, Mills College Art Museum

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Mills College Art Museum

Dwelling In-Between (사이에 머물다) will feature Korean American artists, writers, and scholars who will discuss the transnational connections of the Korean American experience.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Window to America

Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A New York City businessman hopes to market a suicidal window washer’s grief to the highest bidder in this acidic Korean War–era satire on American capitalism, played entirely by Chinese actors in whiteface.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016