Colloquium | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Michael Morris, Professor, Columbia University
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 >
Colloquium: Center for Japanese Studies | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sabine Frühstück, University of California, Santa Barbara
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 >
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.
Performing Arts - Theater: Center for Chinese Studies | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4
Its Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But thats okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Lauras 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 >
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
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.
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
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 >
Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | October 20 | 10-11 a.m. | UC 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
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
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 >
Conference/Symposium: Center for Korean Studies | October 21 | 2-6 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Dwelling In-Between (사이에 머물다) will feature Korean American artists, writers, and scholars who will discuss the transnational connections of the Korean American experience.
Film - Feature: Center for Chinese Studies | October 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A New York City businessman hopes to market a suicidal window washers grief to the highest bidder in this acidic Korean Warera satire on American capitalism, played entirely by Chinese actors in whiteface.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Korean Studies | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
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.