Workshop: Center for Chinese Studies | January 28 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.
$75, $65 members | $265, $235 members for all Four
Performing Arts - Dance: Center for Chinese Studies | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Peking Acrobats, Cal Performances
Performances by the Peking Acrobats combine the tradition and training of ancient folk arts with the theatricality and technical savvy of the 21st century. Accompanied by live music on Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform their aerial routines, juggling, tumbling, somersaults, and gymnastics, plus stunts like trick cycling and the human pyramid.
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | January 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute, for the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered on January 31 from 4-6pm. A reception will follow Space is limited; RSVP to attend.
RSVP online by January 28.
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Center for Japanese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy
Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or Five Mountains editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese... More >
Colloquium: Center for Korean Studies | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto
Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley
How was proper consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies: Other Campus Events | November 3, 2017 – February 4, 2018 every day | Asian Art Museum, First Floor Special Exhibition Gallery
Discover the past, present and future of Korea in this first U.S. exhibition to consider Korean fashion as an expression of social and cultural values.
Exhibit - Painting: Center for Chinese Studies | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.
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
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Korean Studies | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >