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

  • Mongolia Initiative at UC Berkeley With a generous gift from the government of Mongolia, UC Berkeley and the Institute of East Asian Studies are delighted to announce the establishment of the Mongolia Initiative. ...Read more
  • Announcing the Winter Doctoral Workshop in Asian Studies ...Read more
  • June 2015 Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online ...Read more
  • Introducing the first volume in our new series — Transnational Korea This is the first English-language book of its kind to address multiculturalism in South Korea. Part 1 presents ... ...Read more
  • Andrew Jones receives Guggenheim fellowship ...Read more