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Bridging the Pacific

2012 Events Archive

Wednesday - November 14, 2012 - 5:45 PM 

USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

fedThe Economy and the Fed in Unusual Times
A Professor Yuan-li Wu Economics Speakers Series Lecture 
Delivered by Dr. John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

Dr. Williams, a Bay Area academic of distinction, graduated from UC Berkeley, went on to the London School of Economics, then returned to earn a Ph.D. at Stanford. His research interests include monetary policy under uncertainty and imperfect information. Since 2011 he has been the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, the same year when he was selected to head the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where he had worked since 1999. Come hear him present his outlook for growth, unemployment, and inflation, and explain the extraordinary steps the Federal Reserve has taken to boost the economy.

 

Dr. Suparna Chakraborty of the USF Economics Department will conduct the interview. 

Free and open to the public. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Cosponsored by the USF School of Management and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning. 



Wednesday - October 31, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

coffee“Coffee Life in Japan”  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO STORM-CAUSED TRAVEL DISRUPTIONS: Keep watching for possible rescheduling...
A talk by Merry White

Leading Japan scholar Merry White visits the USF Center for the Pacific Rim to discuss her latest book Coffee Life in Japan. Part ethnography and part memoir, this fascinating book traces Japan’s vibrant café society over one hundred and thirty years. Merry White explores how coffee and coffee spaces have been central to Japanese notions about the uses of public space, pleasure, and modernity. 

Presented as part of the Japan Policy Research Institute at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim's Asia Pacific Book Series.



Tuesday - October 30, 2012 - 5:30 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

traffick2Fighting Human Trafficking in Asia: Dynamic Methods to Combat a Flexible Criminal Industry

Join us for a preview event for the 2012 Global Forum on Human Trafficking. Artist and social entrepreneur Kru Nam will speak about her journey from a carefree life as a university student to rescuing exploited street children in Thailand. Christiaan Bosman, CEO of Open Hand, will speak on how his company seeks to empower underprivileged people in India by operating ethically, providing fair wages and occupational training, and contributing to social causes. Dave Batstone, USF professor and president of Not for Sale, will moderate. 

Presented as part of the Japan Policy Research Institute at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim's Asia Pacific Peace-Justice-Sustainability Series.



Wednesday - October 24, 2012 - 7:00 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate and Fulton

mobyThe White Whale of the Pacific 
Excerpts and Explanations from San Francisco Opera’s Production of Moby Dick

In American art Herman Melville’s 19th century masterpiece, Moby Dick has inspired many to include the 20th century film by John Huston and Gregory Peck and now the 21st century opera by Jack Heggie and Gene Scheer. Heggie, who will be with us along with singers and a pianist, previously composed the opera Dead Man Walking.

Now he gives a singing life to Ishmael, Starbuck, Captain Ahab and others. Few know that California was once the location for many whaling stations, the most famous being Mendocino. The Associated Press calls this opera “achingly beautiful”; come hear for yourself. 

Dr. Clifford Cranna, Director of Music Administration of San Francisco Opera, will coordinate the event. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Cosponsored by the USF English Department, the USF Media Studies Department, The World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning.

Photo used by permission. Jay Hunter Morris in Moby-Dick, photos by Photografeo/State Opera South Australia.



Tuesday - October 23, 2012 - 2:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, McLaren Complex, Room 250
Enter from Parker Street, Golden Gate, or Fulton

huangMade in China: Ming to Mass Market
A talk by Ellen Huang, Ph.D.

Mysterious Ink World
A talk by artist Ming Ren

Presenting ceramic ware primarily from the 18th century to the present, “Made in China: Ming to Mass Market” invites viewers to contemplate the porcelain tradition in high art and the mass market. This exhibition, showcasing a number of pieces from the Asian Art Museum alongside pieces from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a private collection, highlights the importance of this phenomenon in the history of porcelain and ceramics in general. While most exhibitions focus primarily on blue-and-white ware, this show includes a large number of polychrome enamel porcelains to expand the scope of exchange and consumption in porcelain from China.  

The coinciding exhibit, “Ming Ren: Mysterious Ink World,” features large-scale abstract canvas paintings by Chinese-trained artist Ming Ren. Using ink and pigments, these paintings take traditional Chinese calligraphy and brush painting in new directions that “hover between a traditional Zen art form and Western art of the twentieth century.” The artist's award-winning works have exhibited internationally, including at the Florence Biennial International Exhibition in Contemporary Art and the Huantie Time Art Museum in Beijing. The San Francisco Asian Art Museum has three of his works in its permanent collection.

Presented by the Thacher Gallery at USF and the USF Center for the Pacific Rim. Cosponsored by the De Young Museum, The Ricci Institute at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, and the Asian Art Museum. A reception will follow in the Gallery.



Monday - October 22, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

eikenberryAfghanistan’s Agony
An interview with General Karl Eikenberry

Is Afghanistan a failed state or was it always just a confederation of tribes? The British and Russian military failed here, will the United States fail, too?

General Eikenberry commanded U.S.-led coalition forces there for President Bush and then became President Obama’s ambassador in Kabul. What does he now think of this longest American war? He graduated from West Point, has graduate degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and Nanjing University, speaks Mandarin Chinese, and has published numerous articles on Asia Pacific security matters.


Dr Patrick L Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow, will conduct the interview. Free and open to the public. For reservations call 415 422-6828.  

 

Cosponsored by the USF Master’s in International Studies Program, the USF Media Studies Department, and USF’s Army ROTC Program.



Wednesday - October 3, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

MishraThe Revolt against the West and the Remaking of Asia
A talk by Pankaj Mishra, author of From the Ruins of Empire

Prominent writer and public intellectual Pankaj Mishra visits the USF Center for the Pacific Rim to discuss his latest book, From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia. Mr. Mishra is also the author of An End to Suffering (2004) and Temptations of the West (2006), as well as a novel, The Romantics. His essays appear in The New YorkerThe New York Review of BooksThe New York Times Book Review, and The Guardian. He lives in London and Mashobra, India, and is a member of the Royal Society of Literature.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute and the Master of Asia Pacific Studies Program at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim.

Cosponsored by Asia Society Northern California, the USF History Department, and the USF Asian Studies Program.



 

Tuesday - September 18, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

indiaelephantIncredible India
An interview with Ambassador N. Parthasarathi, Consul General of India in San Francisco

The economic miracle that is modern India has placed her among the world’s great powers. The Asian subcontinent’s dominant economy has a population of over one billion, much of it under twenty years old.Ambassador Parthasarathi knows the planning behind India’s climb to the financial top. He holds an MBA in International Marketing from Bangalore University and, since he joined India’s Foreign Service in 1981 has served in Pakistan, Syria, Belgium, and Britain. In 2005 Delhi made him ambassador to South Korea, which became the setting for Silk Express, one of his two published novels. From Seoul he went to Senegal from where he headed five other Indian diplomatic missions in African states before coming here in late 2011. A renaissance man, Amb. Parthasarathi also plays winner’s games of both golf and bridge.  

Dr. Patrick L. Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Cosponsored by USF Media Studies Department, the USF Master of Arts in International Studies, and USF’s Asian Studies Program.



Monday - September 10, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

nemoPixar
A visual presentation of film excerpts featuring commentary by Art Director Tia Kratter

Pixar ranks as a film giant in the American entertainment industry. Their appeal to all ages is seen in the generational and racial bonding in Up. Today's youth grew up watching social justice issues of global toxic poisoning in Wall-E, of coral reef pollution in Nemo, and of feminist heroines doing good deeds in Brave. Tom Hanks' voice-over helped make this Disney company billions plus Oscars in the Toy Story trio. A Bay Area dream factory, it holds to the highest artistic standards even surpassing Japanese anime. And it creates high-tech jobs in California. Come meet your favorite character!

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828. (Disney Pixar image Finding Nemo used with permission.)

Cosponsored by the USF Computer Science Department and the USF Media Studies Department.

 



Thursday - August 30, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

anderson
China’s Car Culture
An interview and book signing with Greg Anderson, Ph.D., author of Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate the Global Auto Industry

Not only has China become the world’s largest market for autos but also one of the largest car manufacturers; her urban centers once congested by bikes now are clogged by cars. Anderson has witnessed these changes over two decades of living and traveling in East Asia where he has taught at Chengdu University and more recently served as Finance Director of Charles Schwab’s Tokyo-based joint venture. He heads his own consulting firm, Pacific Rim Advisers, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, HSBC”s Week in China, and his blog, ChinaBizGov. Dr. Anderson, who earned his Ph.D. from UCLA, is an alumnus of the Center’s own Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies program.  

Dr. Patrick L. Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Cosponsored by the USF Master of Arts in Asian Pacific Studies Program, the undergraduate USF Asian Studies Program, and the Fromm Center for Lifelong Learning.



Tuesday - August 28, 2012 - 5:45 PM (Corrected Time)
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

johnsonnkImagining North Korea
An interview and book signing with Adam Johnson, Ph.D., author of The Orphan Master’s Son

Professor Johnson went to North Korea for research and came back with a novel, The Orphan Master’s Son. Seldom has a writer captured life inside this mysterious hermit dictatorship once known as “The Land of the Morning Calm”. One reviewer wrote: “The result is pure gold, a terrific novel.” Johnson is in Stanford University’s English Department, and has had his books translated into sixteen languages. His fiction has appeared inHarper’sPlayboy, and the Paris Review. In 2010 he was a National Endowment of the Arts Fellow.  

Dr. Patrick L. Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For reservations call 415 422-6828.

Cosponsored by the USF Media Studies Department, the USF Master of Arts in International Studies, and the Korea Center of the Intercultural Institute of California.



Wednesday - June 27, 2012 - 6:30 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

nihonbuyoNihon Buyo
A Japanese Dance Lecture/Demonstration by Nishikawa Minosuke V 
Accompanied by Nishikawa Senshinnosuke

Nihon Buyo (日本舞踊, Japanese dance) developed out of a long tradition. Staged dances appeared in 17th century Japan along with kabuki theatre. Today Nihon Buyo has five large schools, one of which is the Nishikawa, with its history of three centuries. Born in 1960, Nishikawa Minosuke first appeared on stage at the age of three. He graduated from Waseda University and then studied in Britian. He now teaches at Nihon University and will perform for us the dance ‘Ayatsuri Sambaso’ [操り三番叟] followed by dance demonstrations and audience participation. 


Patrick L. Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. Free and open to the public. For reservations call 415-422-6828.

Cosponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japan Society of Northern California, and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning.

 



Tuesday - June 5, 2012 - 7:00 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

nixonExcerpts and Explanations from the 
San Francisco Opera Production of Nixon in China

Featuring Kip Cranna, San Francisco Opera’s Director of Music Administration, John Bischoff, Pre-Opera Talks Lecturer, and soprano Sara Gartland with accompanist David Hanlon

Forty years ago President Nixon went to China to meet Chairman Mao, a diplomatic coup that changed global politics. The story behind this trip furnishes the plot for John Adams’ provocative opera. Hear the music, see the film clips, listen to the lecturers as part of this daring music adventure comes to campus thanks to the leadership of our City’s great opera company.

Dr. Patrick Hatcher, Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828.

Cosponsored by USF’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Program. 

PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Matheson / Vancouver Opera 



Monday - May 14, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

The Professor Yuan-li Wu Economics Speakers Series
 

glenfukuU.S.–East Asia Relations: As Seen from Tokyo
Delivered by Glen S. Fukushima, Chairman and Director, Airbus Japan K.K.

Japan remains America’s most important ally in Asia; Tokyo’s views remain critical for the region. No one knows this better than Mr. Fukushima, who grew up in California and Japan, earned his BA at Stanford and MBA and Law degrees at Harvard and worked in the U.S. government on Japan and China trade issues. He has studied and worked in Japan for twenty-five years where he was a Fulbright Fellow. Among his publications is the prize-winning book, The Politics of U.S.-Japan Economic Friction. 


Patrick L. Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center will moderate. Free and open to the public. For reservations call 415-422-6828.

Cosponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Japan Society of Northern California, the USF School of Management, the World Affairs Council of Northern California, and the USF Japan Policy Research Institute.

 



Wednesday - April 18, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

monstressMonstress
An interview and book signing with author Lysley Tenorio 

The New York Times reports that Tenorio's stories "announce the debut of an electric literary talent. Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told, these are tales of big-hearted misfits... Bravo for this fabulous American fiction." Other critics call them luminous, bold.

Born during an earthquake in the Philippines; his six siblings wanted him named Lindol - Tagalog for quake. Instead his parents chose Lysley and moved the family to San Francisco, an urban paradise for immigrants. Here he found his literary roots, honing his writing skill through UC Berkeley and later awards such as the Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dr Patrick Hatcher of the Center will conduct the interview. Free and open to the public, For reservations call (415) 422-6828.

Cosponsored by USF's Asian Studies Program, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, and Asian American Studies Program.




Thursday - April 5, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

talkPresidential Contests and Peace in the Pacific: Implications of the 2012 Taiwan Election and Leadership Challenges in China and the United States
A lecture by Clayton Dube, Executive Director, US-China Institute, University of Southern California

2012 is witnessing leadership challenges in Taiwan, China, and the United States – a situation which can destabilize Cross-Strait and U.S.-China relations. In recent years Taiwan’s strategy for Cross-Strait relations with China has been to encourage economic and cultural integration in the hope of eventually negotiating a peace agreement that freezes the political status quo. This difficult balancing act pursuing interdependence as well as autonomy has been firmly backed by two successive U.S. presidential administrations. Will this transpacific cooperation survive a new round of electoral politics and elite infighting? Focusing on his experiences as election observer at the recent Taiwan presidential contest, Clayton Dube discusses the implications of possible leadership transitions in Taipei, Beijing, and Washington.


Thomas B. Gold, leading China expert and Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley, will serve as discussant. Chiho Sawada, Director of the Japan Policy Research Institute at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, will moderate.

This event is part of the opening ceremony for the 2012 Strait Talk Symposium Berkeley-San Francisco, a week of workshops and public events to promote peaceful relations across the Taiwan Strait and Pacific Rim. Strait Talk is a student-centered “non-partisan dialogue program that seeks to transform Cross-Strait and broader Asia-Pacific relations by connecting young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait and from the United States,” and by “empowering them” through conflict resolution training to become the next generation of peacemakers.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Reservations recommended; call (415) 422-6828.

Presented by the Japan Policy Research Institute (JPRI) at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim. Co-Sponsored by Asia Society Northern California; Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California Berkeley; Strait Talk Berkeley-San Francisco Chapter; and the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning.

 



Tuesday - March 27, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

richterClimate Change
An interview and book signing with Nobel Laureate Burton Richter, Ph.D., Paul Pigott Professor of Physical Sciences Emeritus, Stanford University 

Oceans are the globe’s largest CO2 reservoirs and the Pacific is the world’s biggest ocean with China and California on opposite continents churning out greenhouse gases. Dr. Richter’s belief that “the public needs and deserves an honest science-based explanation of what we know, how we know it, what the uncertainties are, and how long it will take to reduce these uncertainties” led him to write his prize-winning book Beyond Smoke and Mirrors... Come join the debate!
Dr. Richter is also the Director Emeritus of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford, winner of the Presidential Fermi Award (2011), and has authored over 300 scientific papers.

Dr. Patrick L. Hatcher of the Center for the Pacific RIm will moderate. 

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828. Cosponsored by USF’s Environmental Science and Environmental Management programs and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. 



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THE "LEARN ASIA AT USF" MINI-FESTIVAL at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival

Friday - March 9 to Sunday - March 18, 2012
Various venues in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose


ryangkangRyang-Kang-Do Merry Christmas North!
Dir: Sung Hoon Kim / Korea / 2011 / 95 min, Korean with English Subtitles

Screenings: Friday, March 8; 7:00pm, New People, San Francisco (1746 Post @ Webster) 
and Thursday, March 15; 8:45pm, PFA, Berkeley (2575 Bancroft Way, Between College and Telegraph)

A misplaced Christmas gift winds up in a North Korean boy's hands in this unabashed satire of typical views of North Korea. Little Jong-soo lives in an isolated rural province, but dreams of visiting Pyongyang. He almost gets his wish when his fourth-grade class wins a trip to the capital, but school officials pull him off the bus because they are afraid that foreign media could see someone "so ugly." See more details...
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retburmaReturn to Burma
Dir: Midi Z / Burma / Taiwan / 2011 / 84 min / Burmese with English subtitles

Screenings: Saturday, March 10; 4:45pm, New People, San Francisco (1746 Post @ Webster)
and Sunday, March 11; 8:00pm, PFA, Berkeley (2575 Bancroft Way, Between College and Telegraph)
and Wednesday, March 14: 6:45pm, New People, San Francisco (1746 Post @ Webster)

Xing-hong is a Burmese laborer of Chinese ethnicity who has worked on construction in Taipei for 10 years. Changes in Burma (aka Myanmar) prompt him to return with the ashes of his friend and coworker Rong, who died in Taipei. Back in his home village of Lashio, Xing-hong feels like a stranger in a foreign land. Family, friends and neighbors earn next to nothing. Everyone yearns to save enough money to illegally work abroad: Malaysia, Dubai or China are aspirational destinations.See more details...
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judoMrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful
Dir: Yuriko Gamo Romer / USA / 2012 / 66 min / English, Japanese with English subtitles

Screenings: Sunday, March 11: 3:00pm, Castro Theater, San Francisco (429 Castro @ Market)
and Sunday, March 18; 2:00pm, Camera 3 Cinemas, San Jose (288 South Second St @ East San Carlos)

Standing less than five feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, Keiko Fukuda is one of only four Judo practitioners in the world (and the only woman) to currently hold 10th Dan, Judo's highest degree black belt; she is also 98 years old. The inspiring Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful chronicles Keiko Fukuda's seven-decadeslong Judo career, as well as her deep dedication to the practice, the sacrifices she made along the way, and her struggle with the Kudokan's long history of sexism. See more details...
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frontlineFront Line
Dir: Hoon Jang / South Korea / 2011 / 133 min / Korean with English subtitles

Screenings: Sunday, March 11; 9:00pm, Castro Theater, San Francisco (429 Castro @ Market)
and Sunday, March 18; 7:45pm, Camera 3 Cinemas, San Jose (288 South Second St @ East San Carlos)

During the final, harrowing months of the Korean War (1950-1953), soldiers from the North and South wage a back-and-forth, bloody battle for Aerok Hill, a small but strategic area on the eastern front. When reports surface of suspicious incidents occurring in the South Korean unit (nicknamed "alligator" company), Lieutenant Kang (Shin Ha-kyun) is sent to investigate. See more details...



Thursday - March 1, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

mingMing Dynasty Art
A visual presentation by Michael Knight, Ph.D., Senior curator of Chinese Art at the Asian Art Museum San Francisco

The sixteen Ming emperors (1368-1644) used art for two main purposes. Internally it was to awe subjects, externally it was to awe foreigners. In both cases it worked. In architecture they built both Beijing's Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Their fleets sailed as far as East Africa. Sultans in Istanbul ate off of Ming blue and white porcelain. By the late 16th century Ming China was the globe's superpower.

Michael Knight earned his PhD in Chinese Art at Columbia University and has taught at the University of Washington.

Patrick Hatcher, PhD, the Center's Kiriyama Fellow will introduce the speaker and moderate questions. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828.

Cosponsored by USF's Art+Architecture Department, the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, and the Asian Art Museum.



Tuesday - February 7, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

bellahReligion and Human Evolution
An interview and book signing with Robert N. Bellah, Ph.D., Elliott Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Robert Bellah is a towering figure in the field of sociology and an international scholar of the first rank. His first book, Tokugawa Religion (1957) is still in print and a mainstay of Japanese Studies. He went on to cover China and East Asia in a series of essays published in Beyond Belief (1970). Bellah pioneered research in civil religion, and the force of religion in politics and society. He is the lead author of Habits of the Heart (1985), the all-time best-seller from UC Press. Religion and Human Evolution (2011, Harvard Press) is his magnum opus, a summing up of a lifetime’s research that the New York Times called “magisterial.” Our discussion will concentrate on Buddhism, India, and South Asia combined with Confucianism, China, and Northeast Asia.


Dr. Patrick L. Hatcher and Professor John K. Nelson, both of USF, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828.

Cosponsored by the USF Sociology Department, the USF Department of Theology and Religious Studies, the USF Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought, the USF Campus Ministry, the Japan Society of Northern California, and the Chinese Historical Society of America.

 



Thursday - February 2, 2012 - 5:45 PM 
USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall 
Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton

korea12Korea Now
A discussion with the Hon. Jeong G. Lee, Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

North Korea’s ‘Kim Dynasty’ seems to have placed another son on its totalitarian throne. Looking back at the disasters of Stalin, Khrushchev warned the communist world against ‘cults of personality’. Now the threat is a dynastic cult; a family of Stalinists with nuclear weapons... Will it last? Will North Korea’s powerful military demand to play an even greater role? South Korea, an economic miracle whose commerce and popular culture influences global trends—think Samsung’s tablets, cellphones, laptops—feels the heat. Consul General Lee will explain. 


Patrick L. Hatcher, Ph.D., Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the Center, will moderate. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; Reservations recommended. Please call (415) 422-6828. 

Cosponsored by the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Intercultural Institute of California, and the USF Master’s in International Studies Program.

 

Cosponsorsed by The Asia Society Northern California, the USF Master of Arts in International Studies Program (MAIS) and the Fromm institute for Lifelong Learning. This is event is part of the USF JPRI-Asia Society Human Security Initiative.gray pix