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 28th quarterly issue of our open-access e‑journal Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review is now online. The theme of this issue—“Writing Revolution in Northeast Asia”—was chosen by guest editor Steven S. Lee (UC Berkeley) with the purpose of “revisiting Russian and Soviet visions of revolution and their fraught, indelible imprint on China, Japan, and Korea” primarily through a focus on literary circulation. ...Read more




  • Editor Search: Asian Survey IEAS and the University of California Press are seeking to hire an Editor for the journal Asian Survey. Published at Berkeley since 1961, Asian Survey is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed social science journal with an emphasis on the domestic politics/society and international relations of East, Southeast, and South Asia. The position, set to begin in Summer 2019, is supported by a stipend and a full-time Managing Editor at IEAS. ...Read more




  • The Spread of the Korean Language book cover
  • 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....
    ...Read more