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

  • Mongolia Initiative Announcements ...Read more
  • New online catalogue We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online catalogue, available here ...
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  • The Berkeley APEC Study Center joins IEAS The Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), headed by Professor of Political Science Vinod K. Aggarwal, has joined IEAS as of April, 2016. Created in 1996, BASC conducts ...
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  • 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.
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