What is IEAS?

UC Berkeley is one of the premier institutions for the study of East Asia in the United States. The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at UC Berkeley promotes teaching and research on East Asia in all disciplines and professional programs. The Institute and its regional centers sponsor a wide variety of activities including academic seminars and colloquia series, public lectures, cultural events, and other programs that facilitate deeper understanding of the Asia- Pacific region. It is the mission of the Institute to foster interaction among the academic, business, and professional communities on issues related to East Asia. facebook icon
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News & Announcements

  • The Spread of the Korean Language: Through the Korean Diaspora and Beyond is now available. This volume examines the development of Korean language education in expatriate Korean communities, and the role that the Korean government has played in the spread of the Korean language abroad....
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  • From a British to a Chinese Colony? Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover is now available. These essays explore the development and legacy of British colonialism in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong’s place in Chinese history from the mid-Qing through the Republican and PRC eras....
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