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South Asia Studies: Exhibits and Galleries

Asia Exhibits and Galleries at Berkeley

Hundred Harvests exhibitA Hundred Harvests: The History of Asian Studies at Berkeley

An online record of an exhibit of the same name held in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley from June 10, 1997 to February 1, 1998, A Hundred Harvests chronicles and illustrates more than a century of teaching and research in the field of Asian studies at Berkeley. The exhibit's story follows Berkeley's Asian studies courses and programs focused on Asian language, literature, and history through their beginnings soon after the university's inception to today, when Berkeley's Asian studies institutes, departments, and collections rank among the countries finest. 

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Double Ikat exhibit

The Power of Patterns: Double Ikat for Textile Exchange in India and Indonesia

 
The Power of Patterns is My Chau's honors thesis slide presentation exhibited ion the 2nd floor of the Doe Library from December 2, 2008 to December 11, 2009. It "highlights two distinctive types of textiles produced by tie-dying the warp and weft threads before they are woven, hence "double ikat": Patola in Gujarat, India and Geringsing in Bali, Indonesia.

 

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South Asia Exhibits and Galleries at Berkeley

Echoes of Freedom exhibitEchoes of Freedom: South Asian Pioneers in California, 1899-1965

Based on the exhibit held in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, July 16 to September 30, 2001, Echoes of Freedom tells the story of early Indian immigrants to California through photographs, documents, and publications drawn from the South/Southeast Asia Library's South Asians in North America CollectionOnce called the Archives of the South Asian Diaspora collection and renamed in 2005, this collection was obtained in the late 1960s as a selection of publications printed and distributed by the Gadar Party, a nationalist organization founded in 1913 by South Asian immigrants on the Pacific West coast of the United States and Canada.

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Silicon Raj exhibitSilicon Raj: Making a Difference to America's Future

Silicon Raj is a photo documentary project in progress. Its goals are, first, to honor Indians' contributions to America in job creation, entrepreneurial leadership, and prosperity in an array of fields and industries, and second, to call for the acknowledgement of their contributions and, at once, embracing their presence and the promise of continued integration. Ultimately, Silicon Raj is the photographer's "effort to provide the Indian community with a visual voice, so others will respect their ambitions, culture, music, and other social values, and to document the day to day life of a proud community."

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