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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.

News & Announcements

  • Memorial service for James Cahill ...Read more
  • March 2014 Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online ...Read more
  • Announcing our latest publication — Quanzhen Daoists in Chinese Society and Culture, 1500–2010 ...Read more
  • James Cahill — 1926–2014 James Cahill, Berkeley Professor Emeritus of Art History and one of the world's foremost scholars of Chinese painting, died at his home in Berkeley on February 14, 2014. ... ...Read more
  • Haas Junior Scholars Program Call for Proposals from Berkeley PhD candidates from various disciplines in East Asian studies to come together for the Haas Junior Scholars Program — twice-monthly meetings to discuss perspectives, methodological approaches, empirical research and original findings centered on their dissertation projects. ... ...Read more
  • Faculty research grants IEAS is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for UC Berkeley faculty. ... ...Read more
  • IEAS invites faculty conference proposals The Institute of East Asian Studies invites Berkeley faculty members to submit conference proposals for the 201415 academic year. ... ...Read more