Film - Feature: Center for Japanese Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 25 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-mans-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream, and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still Buddhas country.
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | July 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber | Note change in date
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This lecture explores representations of faces and figures in Javanese mythologies beginning from the Hindu-Buddhist Period (pre-16th century) to the Islamic and Modern Periods. The quintessence of Javanese character types that runs through the centuries follows the conventional concepts of refined and unrefined, expressed in the local terms as halus and kasar. These... More >