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

  • IEAS announces student fellowship competitions for 2018-19 ...Read more
  • The P.Y and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies opens at IEAS ...Read more
  • Living on Borrowed Time: Opium in Canton, 1906-1936 is now available. This comprehensive microhistory by Xavier Paulès examines the infamous drug from the perspective of material, political, economic, and social history.
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  • Cahill Digital Archive The China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou has recently launched a Cahill Digital Archive. The site hosts the Cahill video lecture series for viewers in China.