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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.

News & Announcements

  • IEAS on the move IEAS is moving to sparkling new quarters on Monday and Tuesday, July 28 and 29. ... ...Read more
  • June 2014 issue of Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review now online ...Read more
  • Dylan Davis, Recipient of a Fellowship to the U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus Dylan Davis, program director of the Center for Korean Studies, was awarded a fellowship to the U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus, a Mansfield Foundation/Korea Foundation fellowship program for Korea specialists making long-term contributions to the U.S.-Korea relationship. ... ...Read more
  • Announcing our latest publication — Quanzhen Daoists in Chinese Society and Culture, 1500–2010 ...Read more