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Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

DATES: Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2017

LOCATIONS: Goldman Theater, David Brower Center2150 Allston Way — and Heyns Room, The Faculty Club

SPONSORS: Center for Chinese Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities




DESCRIPTION

Description

Patricia Berger served as the curator of Chinese art at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco from 1982 to 1994. She then returned to her alma mater to mentor another generation of graduate students as Professor of Chinese Art at the University of California at Berkeley. In celebration of her well-deserved retirement, we invite you to join her current and former students and colleagues to honor her contributions to the field.

SCHEDULE

Schedule

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017
Location: The Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center
The keynote speeches and all panels are free and open to the public.

4:15–4:30 pm: Introductory remarks

4:30–5:30 pm: Keynote by Patricia Berger
Presentation by Julia White, Freda Murck and Terese Bartholomew



SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017
Location: The Heyns Room at The Faculty Club
The keynote speeches and all panels are free and open to the public.

8:30–9:00am: Coffee and light refreshments

9:00–10:15am: The Graduate School Years: Material Culture, Ritual, and Landscape
 •  Presiding: Ping Foong, Seattle Art Museum

“Of Bronze, Iron, and Soil: Material Culture and Political Metaphors in Han Literary Sources”
 •  Filippo Marsili, Saint Louis University

“Landscape and Biography in a 17th Century Parting Painting”
 •  Elizabeth Kindall, University of St. Thomas

“The Domesticated Landscapes of Li Gonglin”
 •  De-nin Lee, Emerson College

“Tradition Redux”
 •  Corey Byrnes, Northwestern University

10:15–10:30am: Break

10:30am–12:00pm: The Museum Years: Art, Identity, and Resistance
 •  Presiding: Margaretta Lovell, University of California, Berkeley

“Katsura Yuki and Bodies of Resistance”
 •  Namiko Kunimoto, Ohio State University

“Women, Flowers, and Scandals: the art and life of Chun Kyung-ja (1924–2015)”
 •  Sunglim Kim, Dartmouth College

“Mongol Zurag: Invention of Tradition in Socialist Mongolia”
 •  Orna Tsultem, University of California, Berkeley

“When Clothes Matter: Women, Tastes, and Audiences in 1890s Shanghai Print Media”
 •  Fong-fong Chen, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong

“Maximalist Art and Its Withdrawal”
 •  Michelle H. Wang, Reed College

12:00–1:00pm: Lunch break (box lunches provided for moderators and speakers)

1:00–2:00pm: The Empire of Emptiness Years: Shifting Visions and Practices
 •  Presiding: Sophie Volpp, University of California, Berkeley

“Karmic Affinities: Teachers and Disciples in Rebirth Lineage Albums of the Qing Court”
 •  Wen-shing Chou, Hunter College, CUNY
 •  Nancy Lin, Vanderbilt University
 •  With contributing remarks by Brian Baumann, University of California, Berkeley

“The Tibetan-Manchu Corporeal Imaginaire: Mapping the Divine Body in a Tantric Buddhist Album from the Qing Court”
 •  Rae Dachille, University of Arizona

“Visualizing Imperial Families: Reproduction and Circulation of the Qing Imperial Family Portraits in Meiji and Taisho Japan”
 •  William Ma, Lewis and Clark College
 •  Ryosuke Ueda, Independent Scholar

2:00–2:15pm: Break

2:15–3:30pm: The Global Lives of Images: Replication and Dissemination
 •  Presiding: Greg Levine, University of California, Berkeley

“China in Medieval Indian Imagination: China-inspired Images in Medieval South Asia”
 •  Jinah Kim, Harvard University

“‘Plunged into Amazement by this Miracle:’ Propagating Buddhist Sculpture in Sri Lanka and Andhra”
 •  Catherine Becker, University of Illinois at Chicago

“Connecting Temples: Transmitting Architectural Knowledge in the Indian Ocean”
 •  Sujatha Meegama, Nanyang Technological University

“Aesthetic Polity and the Material Culture of Leisure as Government in Early Modern Urban Centers from Mewar and Malwa to Venice and Genoa, c. 1440–1505”
 •  Deborah Stein, Independent Scholar

3:30–4:00pm: Break

4:00–4:45pm: Keynote by Richard Vinograd, Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford University



Download the agenda here. (Updated agenda posted April 28, 2017.)

PARTICIPANTS

Participants

Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley
Catherine Becker, University of Illinois at Chicago
Corey Byrnes, Northwestern University
Fong-fong Chen, The University of Hong Kong
Wen-shing Chou, Hunter College, CUNY
Cynthia Col, independent scholar
Rae Dachille, University of Arizona
Ping Foong, Seattle Art Museum
Ellen Huang, Stanford University, Cantor Arts Center
Jinah Kim, Harvard University
Sunglim Kim, Dartmouth College
Elizabeth Kindall, University of St. Thomas
Namiko Kunimoto, Ohio State University
De-nin Lee, Emerson College
Nancy Lin, Vanderbilt University
Greg Levine, UC Berkeley
Margaretta Lovell, UC Berkeley
William Ma, Lewis and Clark College
Filippo Marsili, Saint Louis University
Micki McCoy, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
Sujatha Meegama, Nanyang Technological University
Deborah Stein, independent scholar
Orna Tsultem, UC Berkeley
Ryosuke Ueda, independent scholar
Richard Vinograd, Stanford University
Sophie Volpp, UC Berkeley
Michelle H. Wang, Reed College
Patricia J. Yu, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

DIRECTIONS

Directions

The Friday sessions of the conference — Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger — will be held in the Goldman Theater of the David Brower Center — 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley. A map to 2150 Allston can be found here.

The Saturday sessions of the conference — Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger — will be held in the Heyns Room of the Faculty Club. A map showing the location of the Faculty Club on the UC Berkeley campus can be found here.


By BART

To reach the David Brower Center by BART, exit the Richmond-Fremont line at the Downtown Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). Walk one block south to Allston Way. Turn left (towards the campus) and walk one block east up Allston to the corner of Allston and Oxford.

To reach the Faculty Club by BART, exit the Richmond-Fremont line at the Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). When you leave the BART station, walk south down Shattuck Avenue to Bancroft Avenue (two or three blocks depending on which station exit you leave from) and turn left. Walk six blocks to College Avenue and turn left onto campus. Follow the path between Kroeber Hall, Wurster Hall, Hertz Hall, and Minor Hall until you reach the Faculty Club, which is nestled among the trees next to the Faculty Glade.

From Interstate 80

To reach the David Brower Center by car from Interstate 80, exit at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley. Take University Avenue east (toward the hills) approximately two miles until you reach the Oxford. Turn right and drive three blocks to the corner of Allston and Oxford, which will be on the right side of the street.

To reach the Faculty Club by car from Interstate 80, exit at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley. Take University Avenue east to Oxford Street and turn right. Oxford becomes Fulton Street in a couple of blocks. Turn left onto Durant Avenue, then left onto College Avenue. Turn left onto Bancroft Avenue. The Faculty Club is located on campus, closest to the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and College Avenue. The Faculty Club is located near Hertz Hall and Minor Hall.

From Highways 24/13

To reach the David Brower Center from Highways 24/13, exit at Telegraph Avenue in Oakland. Drive north on Telegraph Avenue until it deadends at Bancroft. Turn left on Bancroft and drive three blocks to Fulton. Turn right on Fulton and drive two blocks to the corner of Allston and Oxford, which will be on the left side of the street.

To reach the Faculty Club from Highways 24/13, exit 13 at Tunnel Road in Berkeley. Continue on Tunnel Road as it becomes Ashby. Turn right at College Avenue and drive approximately one mile north to Bancroft Way and turn left. The Faculty Club is located on campus, closest to the intersection of Bancroft Avenue and College Avenue. The Faculty Club is located near Hertz Hall and Minor Hall.

Directions to the campus are also available at Berkeley Visitor Services.

Parking

There are various public parking lots and facilities near campus and in downtown Berkeley. This list includes municipal and privately owned parking lots and garages open to the public. Please consult signs for hours and fees prior to entering the facilities.

Other lots:

  • Kittredge Street between Shattuck and Fulton
  • Berkeley Way near Shattuck
  • Center Street near Shattuck
  • Allston Way near Shattuck
  • Kittredge Street near Milvia

More information is available on the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation page.