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

  • Announcing graduate student funding for Mongolia-related topics ...Read more
  • Deadline Reminder from the IEAS Mongolia Initiative The deadline for proposals to the China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS (CIAC) for funding supporting research is coming up February 1. Please see our RESOURCES page for further information. ...Read more
  • Early Medieval Chinese Texts Introducing the latest volume in our China Research Monograph series. Early Medieval Chinese Texts is an invaluable bibliographical guide for scholars of early medieval China. ...Read more
  • 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
  • IEAS offering Taiwan teaching opportunities in 2016 for UC Berkeley faculty ladder-rank faculty in East Asian studies ...Read more
  • June 2015 Issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online ...Read more