The Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) is an Organized Research Unit that serves as the focal point for all of UC Berkeley programs related to East Asia and the Pacific. Frequently ranked first in depth and breadth among all such programs in the nation, East Asian Studies at Berkeley is a unique national resource and an invaluable asset for California and the West Coast.
The Institute unites the major East Asian programs on the UC Berkeley campus, including:
- Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
- Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
- Center for Korean Studies (CKS)
- Mongolia Initiative (MI)
- Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC)
- Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS)
- Group in Asian Studies (GAS)
- East Asia National Resource Center (EANRC)
- Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP)
- National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy (NCCLP)
The Institute fosters the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia, including the region's relationship to the United States. It draws on a broad spectrum of eminent Berkeley faculty in a variety of areas, including anthropology, architecture, art history, business, economics, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, geography, history, journalism, law, public health, political science, psychology, social welfare, and sociology. It also partners with communities and organizations outside academia, including business, journalism, government and the world of art and culture, to strengthen teaching and research on East Asia at Berkeley.
IEAS is closely affiliated with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the East Asian Library, and with the other international and area studies institutes, centers, and programs on the Berkeley campus.
A brief history of IEAS is available here.
IEAS is located on the 5th floor of 1995 University Avenue, at the intersection of Milvia Street and University Avenue. Click here for directions to IEAS.