2001 IEAS Events Calendar

January 1, 2001

Re-conceptualizing the Guomindang as an Activist Party: Citizenship Training in the Nanjing-Decade Chinese Boy Scouts
Robert Culp, Visiting National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley
Friday, January 26, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Woman and Nation: The Search for Identity in Oakamoto anoko's Shojoruten (Wheel of Life)
Michiko Suzuki
Friday, January 26, 2001
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Satire Before and After the Meiji Restoration
Bill Burton
January 29, 2001
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Party-System Change in Post-Democratization Korea
Chung Jin Min, Professor, Political Science, Myong Ji University
February 2, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Soseki's Taste for the Occult
Daniel O'Neill
February 2, 2001
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

How the Tiananmen Papers Came To Pass
Orville Schell, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
February 6, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

A Play of Gazes: Higuchi Ichiyo's 'Takekurabe' (Child's Play)
Tim Van Compernolle
February 6, 2001
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Youth Problems in Meiji Japan
Masayo Musha, Education, Nanzan University, Japan
February 8, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

How Many of You are Disabled? Transnational Bodies and the Politics of Statistics in the Making of a Modern Chinese Nation-State
Matthew Kohrman, Assistant Professor, Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford
February 9, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Japanese Feminist Debates Past and Present
Ayako Kano
February 9, 2001
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Hereditary Status Differentiation within a Single Ethnicity: The Sool ('Illegitimates') in Korean History
Kyung Moon Hwang, History Department, University Southern California
February 12, 2001
Department of History

Ciao Mao: The Emergence of the Private Sector in China
Rupert Hoogewerf, Freelance Journalist
February 13, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Challenging the State: Regulatory Dilemmas and Falungong in China
Jae Ho Chung, Associate Professor, International Relations, Seoul National University
February 14, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Reading the Netsuke: The Literary Context of the Miniature Art of Edo
Haruko Iwasaki, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara
February 15, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Japan and Choson: Korean Claims to Tsushima Island in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Kenneth Robinson, International Christian University, Tokyo
February 16, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Performative Memories: On Postwar Japanese Theater
Miryam Sas, Comparative Literature/EALC, UCB
February 22, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Neither Transgressive nor Contained: Boundary-Spanning Contention in China
Kevin O'Brien, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley
February 23, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Dictatorship and Counterpublic in Korea: The Worker-Student Alliance and the Minjung Movement, 1970-1988
Namhee Lee, Assistant Professor of History, University of Utah
February 23, 2001
Department of History

Statistics for Democracy: Economics as Politics in Occupied Japan
Laura Hein, History, Northwestern University
March 1, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

The fate of filial piety during rapid change in the family system of urban southeastern Korea
Clark Sorensen, University of Washington
March 2, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Memory and Media in and of Contemporary China
March 2–4, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

The Center for Chinese Studies of the University of California at Berkeley will hold its two-day Annual Symposium during Friday–Sunday, March 2–4, 2001, on the issue of memory and media in and of contemporary China. As recent trends and discussions in the human sciences have shown, the problem of memory occupies a critical place in our current intellectual landscape. The question of memory is concerned with, for example, what constitutes historical or cultural facts; it is also concerned with whose pasts are appropriated for what purposes or/and under what kind of circumstances, and whose are not; in short, it is concerned with the way in which we are able to tell stories about ourselves and others. Insofar as China is concerned, reminiscences of war, revolution, celebration, and violence as well as their associated images have become contestable sites for various kinds of struggles in everyday life. This symposium will focus on memory as a theoretical site for (re)examining all types of economic, social, political, and cultural problems in contemporary China.

"Contemporary China" does not here refer to any specific, actual historical period of time; rather, it simply signifies an inclination to focus on the intellectual questions of our time — the time of transnational capital and capitalism. The use of such a term is meant to emphasize that questions we raise are raised from the intellectual horizon of the present.

In connection with the discussion of memory, we also hope to raise the question of media — first of all, the question of mass media such as television or internet communication as well as other cultural means of information production such as oral histories. What is the official reaction to the explosion of information, for example, on the net brought about and supported by technological development rapidly erasing the ideological barriers of an older kind? Who authors those heated debates on society and politics, challenging the existing Chinese historical visions, so frequent appearing in books, newspapers, or magazines, a fast expanding market of ideas? What is the function of media in the making of a new order of things in today's China? We would like to encourage studies that deal with the effects and effectiveness of the visual image — such as posters, pictures, arts, road signs, videos and CDs, soap operas, cinemas, skyscrapers, advertisement in various forms — in breeding memories of some particular sorts, which have in turn shaped people's sense of self and belonging.


Friday, March 2

10:00–10:15 — OPENING REMARKS
Xin Liu, Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies

10:15–12:00 — PANEL ONE
Moderator: Tom Gold (Berkeley)
Everett Zhang (Berkeley) "The Mediatized Desire, the Mediatized Disaster: Enlightening the Body of Impotence in Post-Socialist China"
Alex Chan (University of Hong Kong) "A Content Analysis of the Program of Jiaodian Fangtan in 1999 and a Snapshot on China Media Policy"
Thomas Mullaney (Columbia) "The Early Reform Era Press and the Creation of a Post-Mao Mission: Media, Memory, and the Case of the China Youth Daily, 1978–1982"
Mary Scoggin (Humboldt State) "Setting the Tone: Shadow Orality in Contemporary Chinese Media"
Xiaowei Chen (CCTV/China Radio International) "The Multiple Roles of Media in Today's Chinese Society"

12:00–1:30 — LUNCH BREAK

1:30–3:15 — PANEL TWO
Moderator: Wen-hsin Yeh (Berkeley)
Kuanchu Wei (Nanhua University, Taiwan) "The Changing Image of a Place in the Public Discourse: Memory Politics and the Production of Space in Wan-hua"
Ling-hui Chen (Tainan National College of Arts, Taiwan) "Memory of History and the Legitimacy of Power: Media Representation in Taiwan's Presidential Campaign"
Jay Todd Dautcher (Berkeley) "In Search of Bandit Gold: Unsanctioned Histories on China's Western Frontier"
Steve Harrell (University of Washington) "Propagandizing the Yi to the World through the Mass Media"

3:15–3:30 — COFFEE BREAK

3:30–5:15 — PANEL THREE
Moderator: Robert Ashmore (Berkeley)
Mary Comerford Cooper (Yale) "Media, Memory, and Perception in China and the United States"
Michael Keane (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) "Content, Formats and Crisis in Chinese Television"
Hai Ren (Bowling Green State University) "The Countdown of Time: Museum Displays of 'Hong Kong's Return to the Motherland'"
Robert Chi (Harvard) "The Nanjing Massacre: Photographic Justice and Photographic Memories"
Han Congyao (Nanjing University, China) "Amnesia and the Reconstruction of Memory: Cinematic Representations of the Cultural Revolution in China"

5:15–7:00 — DINNER

Mei Li ('The Focus' Magazine) "Documentary Photography in China since the 1980's"
Meng Chen (China Central Television) "The Rise of Chinese Documentary Filmmaking and its Engagement with Ordinary People"

Saturday, March 3
9:00–9:30 — COFFEE AND TEA

9:30–11:00 — PANEL FOUR
William Schaefer (Berkeley) "Historical Traces, Composite Media: Zhang Xinmin's Liukeng, between Word and Photograph"
Andrew Jones (Berkeley) "'China through the Stereoscope' and Other 19th Century Technologies"
Xiaoyan Yang (Lingnan University) "The Gendering of the Camera Lens in Contemporary Chinese Documentary Photography"
Zheng Gu (Shanghai Institute of Textiles) "Between Reality and Memory: The Chinese Documentary Photography of 1990's"

11:00–11:15 — COFFEE BREAK

11:15–12:45 — PANEL FIVE
Chris Berry (Berkeley) "Contemporary Chinese Documentary — Towards a Genealogy"
Xinyu Lu (San Francisco State University) "The New Documentary Movement in China"
Lydia Liu (Berkeley) "Practicing Ethnography in the 1990's: Sun Zengtian's Documentary Films"
Guo-juin Hong (Berkeley) "Made in (Southern-)Taiwan: Contesting National Memory in 1990's Taiwanese Documentary Films"

12:45–2:00 — LUNCH BREAK

2:00–3:30 — PANEL SIX
Moderator: Jean Phillipe Beja (CERI, France)
Duanfang Lu (Berkeley) "Remembrance and Forgetting in the Landscape"
Robert Culp (Bard/UC Berkeley) "The Forgotten Mass Medium: Textbooks, the State, and National Consciousness in Republican China"
Pietro Giodan (York University, Canada) "Unrepresentable and Unerasable Memories of the Cultural Revolution in Contemporary Chinese Literature"
Li Zhang (UC Davis) "The Cultural Politics of Narrating City Space in Southwestern China"

3:30–3:45 — COFFEE BREAK

3:45–5:30 — PANEL SEVEN
Moderator: Kevin O'Brien (Berkeley)
Qiu Jin (Old Dominion) "Lived Experience, Collective Memory, and Official History: Different Expressions of the Lin Biao Incident in the Cultural Revolution"
Rae Yang (Dickinson College) "Two Kinds of Contested Memories in Contemporary China"
Hongbiao Yin (Stanford) "What 'Rebellious Faction' Means: Competing for Defining and Interpreting"
John Osburg (Chicago) "Commemorating by Consuming: Re-Examining the Mao Craze of the Early 1990s"
Jean-Philippe Beja (CERI, France) "Forbidden Memory, Unwritten History: the Difficulty to Structure an Opposition Movement in the PRC"


Sunday, March 4
9:00–9:30 — COFFEE AND TEA

9:30–11:30 — PANEL EIGHT
Moderator: Lowell Dittmer (Berkeley)
Discussant: Steve Harrell (University of Washington)
Jennifer Hubbert (Lewis and Clark) "Ethnographies of the Strange: Authority and Obsession in Contemporary China"
David Davies (University of Washington) "Consuming Nostalgia: Old Zhiqing Photos and the Politics of Memory"
Madeleine Yue Dong (University of Washington) "Recording 'Old Beijing': Nostalgia in the Small"
Wendy Larson (University of Oregon) "Jiang Wen's 'In the Heat of the Sun': Recalling the Cultural Revolution"
Robyn C. Eckhardt (Berkeley) "Re-Presenting the 1930's: Contemporary Shanghai's Distinctive Form of Nostalgia"

11:30–11:45 — CLOSING REMARKS

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Deathbed Ritual in Medieval Japan
Jackie Stone, Religious Studies, Princeton
March 8, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Huizong 'Twixt Shi and Xiaoshuo: Rhetorical Strategy, Tautology, and the Shaping of Fact
Steve West, Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
March 9, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Body and Inscribed Memory: Zhigua Narratives of the Six Dynasties
Yuan-ju Liu, Professor, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
March 15, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Surname acquisition and genealogy consciousness in traditional Korea
Eugene Park, University of California, Irvine
March 16, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Culture and Fascism in Inter-war Japan: An Interdisciplinary symposium on the question of fascism and culture in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s"
Keynote Speaker: Harry Harootunian, History, New York University
March 16–17, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Friday, March 16, 2001
8:30–10:30 am — Panel I
Kevin Doak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), "Culture and Fascism in Wartime Japan: The Ambiguous Legacies of Imanaka Tsugimaro"
John Brownlee (University of Toronto), "The Development of the Concept of the Kokutai [National Essence] in the 1930s"
Richard Torrance (Ohio State University), "'The People's Library': The Spirit of Prose Literature versus Fascism"
Respondent: Andrew Barshay (University of California at Berkeley)

10:45 am–12:45 pm — Panel II
Nina Cornyetz (New York University), "Virgins and Other Little Objects: Some Fascist Proclivities in Kawabata Yasunari"
Charles Cabell (University of Montana), "The Empire's Sacred Center: Art, Nature and Race in Kawabata Yasunari's Wartime Writings"
Greg Golley (University of Chicago), "Yokomitsu Riichi, Einstein, and the Physics of Nation"
Keith Vincent (New York University), "Insomniac Homosociality in Hama Shiro's 'Akuma no deshi'"
Respondents: John Treat (Yale University) and Miryam Sas (University of California at Berkeley)

2:00–3:45 pm — Panel III
Kim Brandt (Amherst College), "Joy in Work: Imagining Factory Girls in Japan's New Order"
Alan Christy (University of California at Santa Cruz), "Local Diversity and National Unity: Suturing the Nation in Japanese Native Ethnology, 1910–1945"
Noriko Aso (University of California at Santa Cruz), "Mapping the Modern in Prewar Japanese National Expositions"
Respondent: Jordan Sand (Georgetown University)

4:00–5:00 pm — Keynote Address
Speaker: Harry Harootunian (New York University), "'Constitutive Ambiguities': The Persistence of Modernism and Fascism in Japan's Modern History"

Saturday, March 17, 2001
8:30–10:30 am — Panel IV
Gennifer Weisenfeld (Duke University), "Fascist Modernities: Reconsidering the Culture & Aesthetics of Reactionary Modernism in 1930s–40s Japan"
Bert Winther-Tamaki (University of California at Irvine), "Bohemian Eros to Military Thanatos: Fujita Tsuguji"
Akiko Takenaka-O'Brien (Yale University), "Architecture: Politics in Imperial Japan"
Respondent: Jonathan Reynolds (University of Southern California)

10:45 am–12:00 pm — Panel V
Aaron Gerow (Yokohama National University), "When a National Cinema Becomes National: The Historical Construction of Japanese Film"
Markus Nornes (University of Michigan), "Cinematic Style and the Fascist State of Mind"
Respondents: Yoshimoto Mitsuhiro (University of Iowa) and Andrew Jones (University of California at Berkeley)

1:15–2:45 am — Panel IV
James Dorsey (Dartmouth College), "Voices from the Deep: Fascism and the Thoughts of Men on the Front"
Angus Lockyear (Wake Forest University), "Expo Fascism?: Architecture, Atavism, Empire, and Economics in the late 1930s"
Lisa Yoneyama (University of California at San Diego), "Fascism Today?: 'Comfort Women' Memories and the State of Emergency"
Respondent: Takashi Fujitani (University of California at San Diego)

3:00–5:00 pm — Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Carol Gluck (Columbia University)
Harry Harootunian (New York University)
Marilyn Ivy (Columbia University)
Lydia Liu (University of California at Berkeley)
Dennis Washburn (Dartmouth College)

Excavating local meanings: the history and archaeology of Koryo
Miwha Stevenson, Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Korean Studies, UC Berkeley
April 4, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Discourse on the Social: Municipalities, Social Policy, and the Idea of Modern
Louise Young, History, New York University
April 5, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Interests or Motivations? Why Jiangsu county officials do what they do
Stephen Herschler, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley)sociate Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley
April 6, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Understanding the Society and Culture of Divided Korea
April 6, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Morning Session: Social Relations in North and South Korea
9:30 a.m. — Coffee

10:00 a.m. — Dr. Stephen W. Linton (Chairman, Eugene Bell Foundation), "Understanding North Korea."

10:30 a.m. — Questions and answers

10:45 a.m. — Break

11:00 a.m. — Dr. K. A. Namkung (Senior Scholar, Atlantic Council of the United States), "Some personal reflections on dealing with North Korea."

11:30 a.m. — Questions and answers, general discussion

12:00 noon — Lunch

Afternoon Session: Music and Culture in North and South Korea

1:30 p.m. — Dr. Roald Maliangkay (Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam), "Tailoring Music for the People: Censorship and popular music in postwar Korea."

2:00 p.m. — Questions and answers

2:10 p.m. — Professor Nathan Hesselink (University of Illinois), "The invocation and appropriation of folk music in South Korea."

2:40 p.m. — Questions and answers

2:50 p.m. — Break

3:00 p.m. — Professor Noh, Dong-Eun (Department of Music, Joong-Ang University), "Understanding the musical heritage of South and North Korea."
(Special Lecture with Piano Demonstration/accompaniment by the speaker/performer)

3:45 p.m. — General discussion, questions and answers


Sponsored by a grant from The Korea Foundation


STEPHEN WINN LINTON has taught, written, and lectured on North Korea for 25 years. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia (1989), has been chairman of the Eugene Bell Foundation since 1995, Associate, Korea Institute, Harvard, since 1998, research associate, Center for Korean Research, Columbia (92–98); adjunct assistant professor, Asia and the Middle East Program, Columbia (91–95); and associate director for the same (88–91). His books include Patterns in Korean Civil Religions. (Ph.D. dissertation 1989); Coverage of the United States in North Korean Textbooks (An Analysis of Educational Policy, Tone and Content). USIA, Office of Research, 1988; and A Survey of Korean Theology and Life (1977). His papers in English include "Life After Death in North Korea" (1997); "North Korea Under the Son" (1996); "Why Korean Studies is Losing Ground in the United States" 1991); Korean language articles include "Tuberculosis in North Korea" in Hunger, Malnutrition and Death (1997); "Approach and Style in Negotiating With the D.P.R.K." in Chon Yong Il, ed., Dream of a Reconciled Community; "Three Myths about Korea;" (1994); "Why We Should not Pressure North Korea" (1994); "How can Korea be Reunited?" (1992); "Investing in Korean Studies in the US" (1991).

K. ANTHONY NAMKUNG, Senior Scholar of the Atlantic Council of the United States, has served as an unofficial liaison between the various governments involved in resolving the Korean issue. He has also been in the forefront of non-governmental exchanges between the U.S. and North Korea since the early 1990s. Dr. Namkung received his Ph.D. from U.C., Berkeley in Japanese history. He was born in Shanghai and raised in Tokyo.

Dr. ROALD H. MALIANGKAY, currently lector in Korean Studies at the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, received his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology (SOAS, London University, 1999); his thesis "Handling the Intangible: The Protection of Folksong Traditions in Korea." He is concurrently researcher at the Hanguk University of Korean Studies where he has been compiling the first Korean-Dutch dictionary. His papers include "Putting the han back into tradition: the case of Tondolarri" (forthcoming 2001); "Folk representatives: issues regarding the appointment of Intangible Cultural Properties in Korea" (1998).

NATHAN HESSELINK is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Illinois State University. He received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology (Korean music) from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, and was postdoctoral research fellow in Korean studies, U.C., Berkeley. His ongoing research focuses on the Korean percussion ensemble tradition known by the names of p'ungmul/nongak, in both its urban and rural settings. Dr. Hesselink has studied Korean percussion with Ch'oe Pyongsam and Pak Unha (samul nori), as well as with Kim Hyongsun, Pak Hyongnae, and Yi Sangbaek (p'ungmul/nongak), was a performing member of Iri Nongak, and competed in Kim Duk Soo's International SamulNori Drumming Competition as a representative of England. An officer of the Association for Korean Music Research and an editorial board member of the interdisciplinary journal Music and Culture, he has published in British Journal of Ethnomusicology, Kyoto Journal, Korea Journal, Han'guk umak yon'gu, Tongyang umak, Umak-kwa munhwa, and Asian Music. Dr. Hesselink is the editor of the forthcoming (2001) volume Contemporary Directions: Korean Folk Music Engaging the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California).

NOH, DONG EUN, professor of music at Chung-Ang University, is a well known writer, lecturer, and performer on and of Korean popular music, North and South. He studied music at HanYang and Yonsei Universities, received the Tan Jae Academic Award (1996) and was visiting professor at the Russian theatre institute in Moscow. His publications include History of Korean Music and a Discourse on Aesthetics (in progress), History of Music in Modern Korea I: 1860–1910 (1995), and Current Stage of Korean Performance Culture (1994). His articles include "What kind of school was the Kyong-Sung technical college of music?" (2000); "Soul and salpuri" (2000); "Strategies of cooperation and musical exchange between North and South Korea." (1999); "The life and art of Kim Soon Nam" (1999); "Music of Paekje territory and the 21st century" (1998); "How can we transform Korean traditional music into contemporary music?" (1998); "What kind of pro-Japanese organization was the Chosen Music Association?" (1997); "The roots of Korean music education" (1997).

Japan's Road to Political Paralysis: A Democratic Hope Mislaid?
John Dunn, History, Cambridge University
April 9, 2001
Maruyama Lecture on Political Responsibility in the Modern World
Center for Japanese Studies

Subject to the Sphinx: Capitalist Democracy as Solution and Enigma
John Dunn, History, Cambridge University
April 10, 2001
Maruyama Lecture on Political Responsibility in the Modern World
Center for Japanese Studies

China's Policy toward Taiwan: Dilemma and Choices
Huang Jing, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Utah State University
April 11, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Modernization Theory in Japan: The Hakone Conference and the Reischauer Offensive of the Early 1960's
Victor Koschman, History, Cornell University
April 12, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Morality and foreign policy in Korea, 1612-37
James Palais, University of Washington
April 13, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Reading Voices: Undertexts in Tokugawa Literature
Howard Hibbett, Spring 2001 Agassiz Visiting Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Victor S. Thomas Professor, Emeritus, of Japanese Literature at Harvard
April 17, 2001
Tompkins Lecture
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Archeology and the Doubting of Historical Fact
Wang Bo, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Peking University
April 18, 2001
Lecture will be in Chinese
Center for Chinese Studies

Hybrid Culture: Future of the Japanese Management Features
Yamato Sato, Business and Commerce, Keio University
April 19, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

The Economic Reform and Domestic Trafficking of Women and Children in China
Xin Ren, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, CSU Sacramento
April 20, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Sophisticated Vulgarity: From Low Comedy to High Collars
Howard Hibbett, Visiting Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Professor Emeritus, Japanese Literature, Harvard
April 20, 2001
Tompkins Lecture
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The New Leading Ideology in 1990's Mainland China
Wang Xiaoming, Professor, Chinese Literature, East China Normal University, Shanghai
April 25, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Responding to Japan's New Urban Problem: The Revitalization of Inner Cities Law of 1998
Tetsutaro Okada, Public Policy, Kagawa University
April 26, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Roundtable on East Asia
Panelists include:
Bates Gill, Director, Brookings Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies
Hao Chen, Managing and news director, TVBS-ERA group, Taiwan
Chungsoo Kim, Senior analyst, Joongang Ilbo [National Daily]
Xiaoping Li, Executive producer and program director, Current Affairs Dept, CCTV
Alexander Lukin, Adviser to the Governor of Moscow and Director, Institute for Political and Legal Studies, Moscow
Chris Yeung, Associate editor/political editor, South China Morning Post
April 26, 2001
Graduate School of Journalism

The 'Historical E-Atlas of China': Researching Chinese Civilization in Time and Space — The Applications of GIS, GPS, RS and Digital Library Systems in Chinese Studies
Fan I-chun and Eric Yen, Academia Sinica, Taipei
April 30, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies, Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, Geographic Information Science Center, Center for Design Visualization

Shanghai Savage
William Schaeffer, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley
May 4, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

The Future of Korean Studies in the United States
May 7–8, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

With support from the Korea Foundation, the Academy of Korean Studies, and the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper, the Center for Korean Studies, U.C., Berkeley, will host a conference on the future of Korean studies in America, May 7–8, 2001.

The conference coincides with profound changes taking place in Korean economics, domestic politics and foreign relations, and North-South Korean reconciliation. Emerging issues of globalization and resource allocation add an additional dimension of timeliness to consideration of how best to serve Korean studies in the United States, Korea, and the rest of the world. It is our hope that this conference will provide a forum in which a broader and deeper understanding of the current state of the field may be achieved, and effective strategies may be crafted for the further strengthening of the scholarly study of Korea.

Leading Korean and American specialists in anthropology, history, literature, political science, and sociology, will report upon the current situations of Korean studies in their respective disciplines and essay a critical review of past trends and contents of Korean studies in America, past patterns of academic interaction and cooperation. It is intended that the proceedings and revised papers will be published for the benefit of Korean, American, and other Korean studies professionals.


Monday, May 7, 2001
9:30a — Welcoming Remarks
Hong Yung Lee, Chair, Center for Korean Studies
Lee, Sang Joo, President, the Academy of Korean Studies

American paper:
Nancy Abelmann (University of Illinois) (Korean anthropology within anthropology)
Clark Sorensen (University of Washington) (Korean anthropology and Korean studies)
Discussion: Abelmann and Sorensen
Korean paper:
Moon, Ok-Pyo (Academy of Korean Studies)
Discussion: Hwang, Ik-Joo (Kangwon National University)


11:30a — Anthropology (Cont'd): General Discussion on Anthropology

Korean paper:
Chung, Yoon-Jae (Academy of Korean Studies)
Discussion: Ha, Yong Chool (Seoul National University)

12:30p — Lunch

2:00p — Political Science (Political Economy/ROK-DPRK Relations)
American paper:
David Kang (Dartmouth College) — (Political Economy)
American presentation:
B. C. Koh (University of Illinois at Chicago) — (ROK-DPRK relations)
Discussion: Robert A. Scalapino (U.C., Berkeley, emeritus)

3:00p — Break

3:20p — Political Science (cont'd): General discussion on Political economy and North-South relations

General discussion on emergent issues, themes, and concerns

4:10p — Adjourn for the day

Tuesday, May 8, 2001
9:30a — Opening Remarks

American paper:
Hagen Koo (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Gi-Wook Shin (UCLA)
Korean paper:
Park, Myung-Kyu (Seoul National University)
Kim, Ho-Ki (Yonsei University)

General discussion on Sociology

11:00a — Break

11:15a — HISTORY
Korean paper:
Chung, Yong-Wook (Academy of Korean Studies)
Han, Hong-Koo (Songgonghoe University)
American paper:
JaHyun Haboush (University of Illinois)
James Palais (University of Washington)

12:15p — Lunch

1:45p — History (Cont'd): General discussion on History

American paper:
Yung Hee Kim (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Kyeong-Hee Choi (University of Chicago)
Korean paper:
Kwon, Youngmin (Seoul National University)
Michael J. Pettid (Academy of Korean Studies)

General discussion on Language and Literature

3:25p — Break

3:45p — Current state of Korean Studies (General Discussion)

Future trends and recommendations (General Discussion)

4:45p — Summary, Closing Remarks

5:00p — Conference adjourns

A Review of the Policy of Chen Shui-bien's Administration
Tom Gold, Associate Professor, Berkeley
Victor Tseng, Director General, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, San Francisco
Joyce Kallgren, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley
Edith Yang, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
May 18, 2001
Roundtable discussion Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, San Francisco

Understanding Poetry: Modern Poets from Taiwan
July 14, 2001
Institute of East Asian Studies

Hosted by:
Frederic Wakeman, Haas Professor of Asian Studies and Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Introductions by:
Haun Saussy, Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature, Stanford University
Dominic Cheung, Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Southern California

Poetry readings by the authors:
Dominic Cheung 張錯
Jiao Tong 焦桐
Hsi Muren 席慕蓉
Hsu Hui-chih 許悔之
Chen I-chih 陳義芝

Followed by a book signing and reception

This program will be held in Chinese and English

Free and open to the public

Participants Biographies:
Dominic Cheung, alias Chang Ts'o 張錯 is a poet scholar teaching at the University of Southern California. As Professor of Comparative Literature, he is also professor and chairperson of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at USC. Born in 1943 in Macau, raised in China and Hong Kong, educated in Taiwan and the United States, he has published twelve volumes of poetry in Chinese, in addition to more than twenty books of prose, literary criticism and translation. His most recent poetic works include Selected Poems (1999), A Map of Drifting (2001) and Drifting (in English, Green Integer Books, Los Angeles/Kobenhaven, 2000).

Hsi Muren 席慕蓉, a native Mongolian poet-painter believed to be the direct descent of Genghis Khan, was born in 1943 in China, but grew up in Taiwan. After completing her studies at the National Taiwan Normal University, she studied oil painting at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, graduating with the award Premier Prix avec la Plus Grande Distinction. She has since then held more than ten solo exhibitions, and has taught for several years at the Provincial Hsinchu Junior Normal College. While her oil paintings have earned her several awards both in Europe and Taiwan, she is widely known as a poet and essayist. Her first two poetry collections, Seven Miles of Fragrance (1981) and Youth of No Regret (1983) are so popular that they have been reprinted many times in Taiwan and mainland China, setting a new record of editions on contemporary Chinese poetry collections. Since then she has published more than twenty collections of poetry and prose. Her writings have focused mainly on Mongolian culture and the ecological crisis in Mongolia. Across the Darkness of the River, a selection of her poems in English translation was published by Green Integer Books, Los Angeles/Kobenhaven, 2001.

Chen I-chih 陳義芝. Born in Hualien eastern Taiwan, 1953, Chen I-chih began writing poems in the early 1970s. Since then he has published six collections of poem: A Setting Sun against Rising Smoke (1977), Black Gown (1985), The Newlywed Departure (1989), The Unforgettable Faraway Place (1993), The Anxious Dwelling (1998), and The Mysterious Hualien (poems in English translation, Green Integer, Los Angeles/Kovenhaven, 2001). With his academic background in Chinese literature, Chen's poems are imbued with a rich blend of classical and modern imagery, leading to an intense lyrical poignancy that is unprecedented in Taiwanese poetry today. He received his B.A. in Chinese from National Taiwan Normal University, M.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is working towards his Ph.D. in Kaohsiung Normal University. He is currently editor in chief of the literary supplement of the United Daily News, a leading influential newspaper in Taiwan.

Jiao Tong 焦桐, a penname for Yeh Chen-fu, was born in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan in 1956. He received his B.A. and M.A. in drama from the Chinese Culture University. A well-known poet and essayist, Jiao Tong is now the Executive Deputy Director of the literary supplement of Taiwan's China Times, a daily newspaper with over a million circulation. He is also a lecturer of modern Chinese literature at the National Central University. Since 1983, Jiao has published or edited eight poetry collections and twelve essay collections. His recent poetic work, A Complete Cookbook for Male Potency Enhancement (2000), also appearing in English translation as Erotic Recipes: A Complete Menu for Male Potency Enhancement (Green Integer Books, 2001, Los Angeles/Kobenhaven, 2001), is a political satire to ridicule the myth of the Nationalist government's fantasy to recover China mainland. It also attempts to unmask the modern male's utmost fear of impotence, particularly Taiwanese men who have great obsessions in aphrodisiacs and male potency.

Hsu Hui-chih 許悔之 was born in 1966 in Taoyuan, Taiwan. His career as a young poet began in 1981 when he won a poetry contest for high-school students in Taoyuan County. Later, as a student at National Taipei Institute of Technology, he co-organized an influential poetry society named "The Horizon." So far he has published six collections of poetry: Sunlight Beehive (1990), A Formosan Clan (1991), The Corporeal Body (1993), No Tears for Me, My Buddha (1994), When a Whale is Longing for the Ocean (1997), A Deer in Grief (2000) and Book of Reincarnation (forthcoming, Green Integer Books, Los Angeles/Kobenhaven). In addition to writing poetry on native Taiwanese soil, Hsu is also known for his Buddhist poems in which the poet shows in intense, and often paradoxical, images the struggle between the flesh and the soul, between humanity and divinity, between desires and attachment on the one hand and emptiness and transcendence on the other. He has won numerous awards and prizes for poetry, and his works appear in important anthologies both in Taiwan and in mainland China. He is now chief editor of Unitas: A Literary Monthly in Taipei.

Haun Saussy is Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He recently completed a term as chair of the Asian Languages Department there. Prof. Saussy previously taught at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1990. He has also studied in Paris and Taiwan. Professor Saussy's research includes literary theory, early Chinese poetry, comparative literature, and didactic and hermeneutic genres. His written works include The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993) for which he received the René Wellek Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association; An Anthology of Chinese Women Poets from Ancient Times to 1911, Editor, with Kang-i Sun Chang (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997); "Rhyme, Repetition and Exchange in the Book of Songs" in Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, December 1997. Works in progress are Authored Authors: Cao Xueqin's "Dream of the Red Chamber" and the Creation of a Women's Literature and Letters from Homer: Notes on Writing and Orality. His forthcoming book, Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China, is due out from Harvard University Press in the fall.

Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. is the Haas Professor of Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is just finishing an eleven-year term as director of the Institute of East Asian Studies at Berkeley. Professor Wakeman studied European history and literature at Harvard, political science at the Institut d'études politiques in Paris, and East Asian history and languages at Berkeley, where he got his Ph.D. in 1965. Professor Wakeman's most recent books include Policing Shanghai 1927–1937 (University of California Press, 1995) and The Shanghai Badlands: Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937–1941 (Cambridge University Press, 1996). One of his past works, The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in Seventeenth Century China, won the Levenson Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. His most recent work on Dai Li, the head of Chiang Kai-shek's secret police, has been accepted for publication by the University of California Press. Professor Wakeman served as president of the Social Science Research Council from 1986 to 1989 and as President of the American Historical Association in 1992.

The Informalization of the Urban Economy
Dorothy Solinger, Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine
August 31, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Deterrence, Stability, and the Taiwan Conflict
Robert Ross, Professor, Political Science, Boston College
September 7, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Tempest in a Textbook: the Historical Revisionism and Political Controversy of the Atarashii Rekishi Kyoukasho (New History Textbook)
John Nelson, Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Francisco
September 13, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Japanese Religions in and beyond Japanese Diaspora
Keynote Speaker: Robert Bellah
September 21, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

9:00 am — Opening Remarks
Andrew Barshay (U.C. Berkeley)

9:15–10:35 am — Panel I: Japanese Religion in the World
Susumu Shimazono (Tokyo University), "Overseas Diffusion of Japanese New Religions"
David Matsumoto (Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley), "Shin Buddhism in the USA"
Richard Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley), "Shingon in the USA"
Daniel Metraux (Mary Baldwin College), "Aum Shinrikyo and its Russian Connection"

10:35 am — Coffee Break

10:55 am — Comments:
Andrew Barshay (U.C. Berkeley)

11:10 am — Q&A

12:00 noon — Lunch Break

1:45 pm — Keynote Speech
Robert Bellah (U.C. Berkeley)

2:30 pm — Q&A

2:45 pm — Coffee Break

3:00–4:00 pm — Panel II: Japanese Religion in Brazil
Cristina M. Rocha (University of Western Sydney), "Zen"
Ronan A. Pereira (University of Brasilia), "Soka Gakkai"
Hideaki Matsuoka (University of London), "The Church of World Messianity"
4:00 pm — Comments: George Tanabe (University of Hawaii)

4:15 pm — Q&A

5:00 pm — Closing Remarks
Richard Payne (Institute of Buddhist Studies)

Center for Japanese Studies (UCB)
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Townsend Center for the Humanities (UCB)
Institute of International Studies (UCB)
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (UCB)
Religious Program (UCB)

How Reform Worked in China
Yingyi Qian, Professor, Economics, Berkeley
September 21, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

The Journey as Meditation: A Buddhist Reading of O Chong-hui's 'Words of Farewell'
Hyangsoon Yi, University of Georgia
September 28, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

The Japanese Socialists and Anarchists in San Francisco Bay Area
Kaoru Ohara, Law and Political Science, Kokugakuin University
October 11, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

This talk will outline the activities of the Japanese socialists and anarchists in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early 20th century, focusing on the activities of the Social Revolutionary Party and its support by Kotoku Shusui. While Kotoku is recognized as a major figure in the history of Japanese political thought, there has been little research thus far on his followers in the U.S.

The author will consider how social forces in the U.S. and Japan, including changing attitudes toward Japanese immigration as well as increasing scrutiny of the activities of socialist organizations by both the Japanese and U.S. governments affected the development of the Japanese socialist efforts in the Bay Area.

Politics of culture, tourism and local identity in contemporary Korea
Okpyo Moon, Academy of Korean Studies
October 12, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

The Rise of Entrepreneurs in China
Kate Zhou, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
October 17, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Ideology and Science
October 19, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

What is happening — in front of our very eyes (open or closed) — in that vast society burdened with a revolutionary past? Volumes of research and writing have been produced in trying to understand the significance of the changes taking place in contemporary China, a society whose concept of itself is being re-formed since the late 1970s. Often our attention is drawn to the actual changes with reference to each of several overlapping ensembles — such as the social, the economic, the political, and the cultural — that make up the complex whole of today's China. "The politics of reform," "a second revolution," "making capitalism," "commodifying communism," so on and so forth, are likely to be the titles of such studies. This special autumn symposium proposes to examine what lies behind these actual changes, that is, what is beneath the surface of the waves — if such a metaphor is adequate at all. To question: what is hidden in a new mentality of governance? what informs the logic of practice in everyday life? what is grounding the re-making of the total field of social (human) sciences?

We wish to contemplate on the (re)emergence of science — in all spheres of social and political life — as an ideology whose face is sharply different from that of the Maoist years, and to discuss specifically: 1) the arrival of the ideology of science as an historical response to the ideology of revolution, that is, to understand the continuities and discontinuities in the making of a new mode of authority and control; 2) the nature of science and its relation to those social institutions within which it arose, that is, to study the impact of the ideology of science in everyday life as well as the world of everyday life viewed through the glasses of science as an ideology; 3) the idea of science in an historical spectrum, the twentieth century, and beyond, in order for us to understand a long, troubling relationship between Europe and its Others; 4) the (re)shaping of the tradition of social (human) sciences, which has given rise to a different articulation of a whole set of ideas such as truth, reason, rationality, and objectivity in contemporary China.

1:00–1:30 — Participant Registration

1:30–2:00 — Opening Remarks
Professor Fred Wakeman (UC Berkeley)

2:00–4:00 — Group 1: Science and Social Constructs
Moderator/Discussant: Kian-Woon Kwok (National University, Singapore)
Ferdinand Dagenais (UC Berkeley) "The Organization of Science in Republican China"
Emily M. Hill (Queen's University, Canada) "China and the Ideology of Agricultural Science"
Rebecca Nedostup (Purdue) "Science, Superstition and the Art of Governing Society"
Hai Ren (Bowling Green) "Modernity: A History of the Hong Kong Countdown Clock"

4:00–4:15 — Coffee Break

4:15–6:30 — Group 2: Science and State Authority
Moderator/Discussant: Jessica Wang (UCLA)
Richard P. Suttmeier (University of Oregon) and Cao Cong (University of Oregon) "Science and Democracy in China and the West: In Search of Elusive Relationship"
Wang Zuoyue (Cal Poly, Pomona) "Science and Civil Society in China: The Case of the Science Society of China, 1914–1951"
D. Varaprasad Sekhar (Jawarhalal Nehru University) "Clash of Ideologies: Science and State in Deng's China"
Jingyu Gu (Southwestern) "Resistance to Ideological Adaptation of Science: Qigong Scientific Studies in China"
Carsten T. Vala (UC Berkeley) "Science over Revolution in the Language of China's Mass Campaigns"

'I Love Peace!' Reinventing the Military in Present-Day Japan
Sabine Fruhstuck, Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara
October 25, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Sabine Fruhstuck will argue in her talk that since the end of the Cold War the SDF has begun to use a complex set of strategies to address its problematic status in contemporary Japanese society and to manage its connection to organized violence in new ways. These strategies include details of language and uniforms; the control, regulation and aesthetization of information about the SDF for public consumption; policies related to recruitment; the creation of an organizational history; activities that project intimacy and similarity with civil society by consciously adopting roles that do not pertain to the use of organized violence; and attempts at linking the SDF to international efforts of good will.

The dilemma of Japanese colonial history in Korea, 1895-1919
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto
October 26, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

The 9th Annual Bakai (バークレー大学研究大会)
October 29, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

2:10 — Welcome / Announcements

"Empiricism and Emotion: Representing and Interpreting Voice Pitch" — Ikuko Patricia Yuasa (Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
"Size of Local Government and Administrative Capacity in Japan" — Yasuyuki Motoyama (Graduate Student, City and Regional Planning)
"The Dynamics of Interorganizational Networks: Strategic Structural Changes and Firm Performance in the Japanese Electronics Industry 1980–2000" — Didier Guillot (Graduate Student, Haas School of Business)
"Anti-competition in the 'Competitive' Japanese Party System" — Robert Weiner (Graduate Student, Political Science)
"Summer in India: In Search of Biography of Radhabinod Pal's Dissentient Judgement" — Yuma Totani (Graduate Student, History)
Meiji Protestants, Moral Cultivation, Imperialism — Yosuke Nirei (Graduate Student, History)
"Environmental Cultural Study on Food and Agriculture: Japan and the World" — Koyu Furusawa (Visiting Scholar at the College of Natural Resources)

4:00 — Break

"Reflections of Terute: Searching for a Hidden Shaman-Entertainer" — Susan Matisoff (Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures)
"Jomon Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology: Changes in Subsistence, Settlement and Cultural Landscape at Sannai Maruyama" — Junko Habu (Assistant Professor, Anthropology)
"Ana Bortz, Japan's Rosa Parks: A Breakthrough for Ethnic Minority Rights?" — Keiko Yamanaka (Lecturer, Ethnic Studies/Institute for the Study of Social Change)
"The Gods Left First: Imperial Collapse and the Repatriation of Japanese from Northeast Asia, 1945–1956" — Andrew Barshay (Professor, History)
"The Burdens of Cultural Literacy" — Mary Elizabeth Berry (Professor, History)

5:30 — Further Questions / Closing Comments

From the Specter of Mao to the Spirit of the Law: Labor Insurgency in Reform China
Ching Kwan Lee, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan
November 2, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

On The Tale of Genji and Translation
Royall Tyler
November 6, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

With the publication by Viking Press of his new translation of The Tale of Genji, Professor Royall Tyler will discuss the challenges of translating Genji and reflect on a translator's experience of the work.

This event will be followed at 7:30 PM by a book signing at Cody's, 2454 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Korean Pension System: Present and Future
Hyungpyo Moon, Korea Development Institute
November 9, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

Shanghai at the end of the Qing Dynasty
Xiong Yuezhi, Professor, History, Fudan University
November 13, 2001
Lecture will be conducted in Mandarin
Center for Chinese Studies

The Nature of Buddhist Art — From Gandhara to Dunhuang and Yungang
Kathy Cheng Mei Ku, Associate Professor, Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
November 15, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Wolf Killing and Subjugating Nature in Nineteenth-Century Japan: From 'Slaves of Living Things' to 'Supreme Spirits of Living Things'
Brett Walker
November 15, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies
Through a survey of writing of early Meiji conservationists and intellectuals, Bret Walker will explore changing Japanese attitude towards their place within the natural and political world order as represented by the increased prevalence of wolf killing during the 19th century development of Hokkaido.

Borderline Identities
Dru Gladney, Professor, Anthropology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
November 16, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Taiwanese Literature: The new face of Taiwan's mother tongue movement in a new era
Chin-an Li, Professor, Harvard University
November 16, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Treaty-bound: Japanese Politics and International Diplomacy, 1853–Present
November 16–17, 2001
Center for Japanese Studies

Experts on modern Japanese and East Asian history, international and intercultural relations will offer a series of public lectures on the major treaties that have marked Japan's involvement with the modern world, their impact on Japan's own politics and society, and vice-versa.

Friday, November 16, 2001
1:00 pm–3:00 pm — Panel I
Opening Remarks:
Andrew Barshay (UC Berkeley)
"Gunboats, Steamtrains, and Tsunami: Treating with the Japanese, 1852–1859", William McOmie (Kanagawa University)
"Japan's Entry into a Changing International System, 1858–72", Michael Auslin (Yale University)
Discussant: Irwin Scheiner (UC Berkeley)

Coffee Break

3:20 pm–5:00 pm — Panel II
"The Washington Conference and East Asia, 1921–1922", Ryuji Hattori (Takushoku University)
"The Origins of the Berlin-Tokyo Axis Reconsidered: From the Anti-Comintern Pact to the Plans to Assasinate Stalin", Nobuo Tajima (Seijo University)
Discussant: Michael Gruttner (Technical University of Berlin)

5:15 pm–7:00 pm — Reception

Saturday, November 17, 2001 10:00 am–12:00 noon — Panel III
"Britain and the San Francisco Peace Treaty", Yoichi Kibata (University of Tokyo)
"The Role of Japanese Politics in Shaping Bilateral Security Cooperation: The Case of the San Francisco Treaties", Leonard Schoppa (University of Virginia)
Discussant: William Kirby (Harvard University)

12:00 noon–1:15 pm — Lunch Break

1:15 pm–3:00 pm — Panel IV

"The 1972 Japan-China Normalization Agreement in Historical Perspective: Was There a 'Bandit of Law'?", Daqing Yang (George Washington University)
"The Problem of Normalization of the Soviet-Japanese Asian Hostilities", Haruki Wada (University of Tokyo)
Discussant: William Kirby (Harvard University)

Coffee Break

3:15 pm–4:00 pm — Roundtable Discussion

From Fiction to Film: the Metamorphosis of Elements of Fiction
Su Tong, renowned Chinese writer
November 19, 2001
Lecture will be conducted in Mandarin, with translation
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Politics of Culture in Contemporary China: A Study of a Death Cult
Kwong-ok Kim, Professor, Anthropology, Seoul National University
November 27, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

Questions Concerning Dialect, History, and Culture at the Border between Mandarin and Wu in China
Gu Qian, Associate Professor, Chinese Department, Nanjing University
November 28, 2001
Lecture will be conducted in Mandarin
Center for Chinese Studies

The 2000-01 Excavation Report on Casualties from the Korean War
Sunjoo Park, Chief Researcher, Excavation Team of the Korean Army, Chungbuk National University
November 30, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

The Punk Rock Scene in Seoul, Korea
Timothy Tangherlini and Stephen Epstein
December 6, 2001
Center for Korean Studies

The Manila Massacre of 1639: Is this the Late Ming in a Global Context?
Timothy Brook, Professor, History, University of Toronto
December 7, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

A Special Workshop: A Dialogue between Two Centers
December 8–13, 2001
Center for Chinese Studies

The Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Berkeley
The Center for Contemporary China Studies, Qinghua University, Beijing

Initiative: The plan is to bring these two Centers of Chinese Studies into closer contact, to initiate a series of serious discussions about what is going on in today's China as a problematic of socioanalysis. This should be the very first meeting of this kind, that introduces each Center to the other for its research interests, on-going projects, and future plans. And we very much hope that this will continue in the years to follow.

Goal: The goal of this dialogue is to create an intellectual space for debates on the urgent issues facing that vast society, which is experiencing a process of "transvaluation of values." The key concern is not about what happened or what has happened or what is happening but about the significance of the happening in the context of global capitalist penetration. That is, we hope to raise questions about the significance of the Chinese modern experience and to make an attempt at bringing a particular set of historical experience, i.e., a specific way of being in the contemporary world, to the analytical domain of the intellectual concerns of our time, the time of transnational capital and capitalism. In short, the fundamental question is how to turn an empirical inquiry about a particular set of contemporary experience into a "problematic of theoretical inquiry," to borrow a phrase form Althusser.

Time and place: The first meeting will be organized by the Center for Chinese Studies at Berkeley. We will bring a group of scholars from the Center for Contemporary China Studies, Qinghua University, for a 3–4 days workshop in Berkeley, which will be held in the second week of December, 2001.

Format: Workshop in the strict sense of the term. Invited participants will make brief speeches on the topics of their own choice, and each speech will be commented on by a discussant. And the a group discussion follows. Discussions will be in either Chinese or English. Note: strictly bilingual.

Participant list of the Qinghua delegation:
Li Qiang (Professor, Sociology, Qinghua University)
Sun Li-ping (Professor, Sociology, Qinghua University)
Shen Yuan (Professor, Sociology, Qinghua University)
Gao Yu-hua (Professor, Sociology, Qinghua University)
Zheng Ye-fu (Professor, Sociology, Renmin University, Beijing)
Guan Xin-ping (Professor, Sociology, Nankai University, Tianjing)


All sessions of this workshop will take place in the IEAS Conference Room, 2223 Fulton St., 6th Floor

Monday, December 10, 2001
Workshop One: "Pressing Issues in and of China as Socio-analytical Inquiry"
(Presentations by the Members of the Delegation)

1. What are the problems, that which were given birth by a great social experiment, that must be addressed in the sense that these experiences themselves provide for themselves intellectual validity for a necessary articulation of these problems?

2. In the light of a long trajectory of social or sociological thought, what are notional areas where might the Chinese modern experience contribute in a theoretical sense, however the term "theory" is to be understood?

Tuesday, December 11, 2001
Workshop Two: "Responses and Discussions"
Critical Exchange between the Qinghua Group and Others

Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Workshop Three: "Prospects and Projects"
An Open Discussion