Extending the Cross-Straits Cold War into the Third World: Taiwanese International Development in Asia and Africa
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 19 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
James Lin, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley
In 1959 in the face of Communist insurgency in north Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam regime forwarded a request to Taiwan for twenty to thirty agricultural technicians to assist their rural development program and win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese villages. In response to this formed the inaugural Taiwanese international development mission that eventually was subsumed into Taiwans... More >
Colloquium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time
Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Research on Tibets linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibets rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the... More >
Sara Shneiderman | Restructuring Life: Agencies and Infrastructures in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster State of Transformation
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Sara Shneiderman, Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative
Join us for two talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Sara Shneiderman and Prof. Mark Turin.
Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series
Seminar: Center for Chinese Studies | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University
With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.
Intersectionality and Poverty: An Analysis of Women with Disabilities in the Philippines Through the Lens of Developmental Studies and Disability Studies
Lecture: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room (221)
Prof Soya Mori, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
Please join us for a talk by Soya Mori (Professor and Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, and visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology) on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm, in the Gifford Room (221), Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley.
This talk (part of the HIFIS Disability Studies Occasional Lecture Series) is free and open to the public.... More >
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Martin Manalansan IV, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
This talk examines recent declarations about Philippine Cuisine as the new exciting food trend in the culinary world. By interrogating notions of authenticity, appropriation, and commodification, the talk will attempt to "stir the pot" with issues of transnational culinary expertise and Filipino hiya (shame).
Conference/Symposium: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | March 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall
The delegates from Mainland China, Taiwan, and the US
The Berkeley community is cordially invited to the Public Presentation and Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Strait Talk Berkeley Symposium (海峽尋新柏克萊論壇／海峡寻新伯克利论坛). This year's symposium takes place from March 19 to March 23, 2018. Eleven delegates from Mainland China,... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Japanese Studies | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. | East Asian Library320998 Masako Takahashi Artist
The University of California, Berkeley C. V. Starr East Asian Library and the Center for Japanese Studies are proud to present an installation of work by Masako Takahashi, Class of 74, which will run from March 24 through May 1. The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 24, from 3:00-5:00PM at the C. V. Starr East Asian Library.
"Antidotal" is in two parts. Playful, vibrantly colorful... More >