About CCS

Founded in 1957, the Center for Chinese Studies is now one of the most active and respected research centers in the nation. The Center puts on a full program of public activities each semester. These include lectures, colloquia, film screenings, performances, and scholarly conferences. CCS also hosts individual visiting scholars from many countries, and coordinates the visits of Chinese delegations and other China-related activities on campus. CCS provides research grants annually to Berkeley faculty in Chinese studies, and hosts an annual postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese studies. The Center also provides various forms of support for graduate student research on every aspect of Chinese studies, and across many different disciplines.

Research sponsored by the Center focuses on Chinese culture and society in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other countries. Over 70 core faculty members in twenty-five departments on the Berkeley campus are affiliated with the Center. The current research and outreach agenda of the Center for Chinese Studies focuses on the humanities and social sciences, and also the professional schools.

News and Announcements

Umbrellas and Sunflowers: Student Movements in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Friday, November 14, 3-5 pm
New Location: Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Professor Ming SING 成名
Professor CHEN Yun Chung 陳允中
Professor Hsin-Hsing CHEN 陳信行

The three speakers on this panel are all experienced academic-activists with deep knowledge about Hong Kong, Taiwan and the two student movements for democracy that have galvanized international attention. They will provide the broad political economic backgrounds to the rise of these movements and analyze their internal dynamics, strategies and cultures.

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Call for Papers — Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference in Premodern Chinese Humanities — 2014–2015
A joint organizing committee of Stanford University and UC Berkeley faculty announces the Second Annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities, to be held from the afternoon of Friday, April 17, through Sunday, April 19, 2015, at the Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley. This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to present and discuss innovative research on China.

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Call for Papers — Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities — 2014–2015
The joint organizing committee of the Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Conference Modern Chinese Humanities invites currently enrolled graduate students to submit paper proposals for its meeting on April 17-18, 2015 at Stanford University.

The conference will bring together a keynote speaker and approximately twelve graduate students to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in any humanistic discipline.

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