Taiwanese playwright, Stan Lai will discuss the cultural landscape of contemporary China and Taiwan, and the economic and political forces that shape it, with Professor Wen-hsin Yeh (History).
Stan Lai will be discussing his 1992 award-winning film Peach Blossom Land, which was chosen to represent Taiwan at the 1993 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category.
Temporal Shifts is a daylong symposium discussing questions of temporality in time-based art forms across China and Taiwan.
Few American voices have been as influential as Paul Goodman's, nor as forgotten. A practicing psychotherapist in New York, his work with Fritz Perls eventually resulted in the development of Gestalt therapy. Jonathan Lee's film delves into an era of repressive social norms and tumultuous revolutions to reveal one of the period’s seminal intellectuals.
Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda will speak with Stan Lai about his creative process, and the influence of his Berkeley years, both as a graduate student in the 1980s and as a Regents Lecturer in 2000.
A brown bag lunch conversation with Professor Daniel Cohen, historian and internationally recognized leader in the digital humanities. Cohen, who developed Zotero and co-founded the Humanities and Technology (THAT) Camp, will lead a conversation on digital humanities style research in a university setting, with special attention to the role of the institution.
The Berkeley Human Rights Seminar invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human rights. This seminar features Michael Rosen (Harvard) discussing his book Dignity: Its History and Meaning (Harvard 2012).
Special Saturday gallery hours for the Kenneth P. Green photography exhibition, in observance of Black History Month. The exhibition highlights rarely seen photographs taken between 1965-1970 at DeFremery Park in Oakland, a center for community organizing and an important base for the Black Panther Party.
The Berkeley Human Rights Seminar invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human rights. This seminar features Marco Duranti's (University of Sidney) work, moderated by James Vernon (History).
Avenali Chair in the Humanities Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, seven volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies and have been translated into sixteen languages.